The author of By Cook or By Crook serves up a delectable novel that's “perfect for fans of good food, small towns and lighthearted mysteries” (Blue Moon Mystery Saloon).
Thirtyish Val Deniston loves the Chesapeake Bay tourist town she now calls home. Running the fitness club's Cool Down Café—and perfecting her five-ingredient recipes—is a dream come true. But keeping her grandfather out of trouble can be a challenge . . .
Especially when one of his dinner party guests winds up face down in the chowder. The deceased diner apparently scammed Granddad's best buddy, and since the other dinner guests have suddenly clammed up, the police have all the ingredients to cook up a conviction for Granddad. With his freedom—and Val's café job—on the line, Val is in a sweat trying to avert disaster. But dredging up old secrets might just be a recipe for murder . . .
Includes six five-ingredient recipes!
Praise for the Five-Ingredient Mysteries
“Cozy mystery readers will love the puzzle and the enjoyable look into this small tourist town by the sea.” —Nancy Coco, author of the Candy-Coated Mysteries
“Suspects abound and the puzzle solution is deftly handled in this charming cozy . . . With recipes included, this is definitely a starter for fans of Diane Mott Davidson, Lou Jane Temple, and Virginia Rich.” —Library Journal
“Corrigan keeps her simple mixture of pleasant characters, murder, and recipes in the oven.” —Kirkus Reviews
Maya Corrigan lives near Washington, D.C., within easy driving distance of Maryland's Eastern Shore, the setting for this series. She has taught courses in writing, detective fiction, and American literature at Georgetown University and NOVA community college. A winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, she has published essays on drama and short stories under her full name of Mary Ann Corrigan. Visit her at mayacorrigan.com.
Praise For By Cook Or By Crook! "Cozy mystery readers will love the puzzle and the enjoyable look into this small tourist town by the sea." -Nancy Coco, author of All Fudged Up
"Maya Corrigan's concept of Five Ingredients, Five Suspects, Five Clues fits this scrumptious culinary mystery like a five-fingered glove." -Barbara Ross, author of Boiled Over "