charming new cozy mystery series from nationally bestselling author, Vicki
Delany, a New York City expat-turned-Cape Cod tea shop owner must solve the murder of a local
real estate developer to help her feisty grandmother out of a jam . . .
the proud proprietor and head pastry chef of Tea by the Sea, a traditional English tearoom on
the picturesque bluffs of Cape Cod, Roberts has her hands full, often literally. But nothing
keeps her busier than steering her sassy grandmother, Rose, away from trouble.
Rose operates the grand old Victorian B & B adjacent to Lily’s tea shop . . . for now. An
aggressive real estate developer, Jack Ford, is pushing hard to rezone nearby land,
with an eye toward
building a sprawling golf resort, which would drive Rose and Lily out of business.
are already steaming, but things really get sticky when Ford is found dead at
the foot of Rose’s property and the police think she had something to do with his dramatic demise. Lily can’t let
her grandmother get burned by a false murder charge. So she starts her own
investigation and discovers Ford’s been brewing bad blood all over town, from
his jilted lover to his trophy wife to his shady business partners. Now, it’s down
to Lily to stir up some clues, sift through the suspects, and uncover the real
killer before Rose is left holding the tea bag.
Praise for Vicki Delany
“Charming, entertaining, and smart” —Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Delany’s down-to-earth heroine wraps up this investigation with even
more than her customary panache.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Delany’s liberal sprinkling of references to real pastiche novels and
reference books makes this cozy a treat for Holmes buffs.” —Publishers
“Gemma is a delightful sleuth, and the tidbits of Sherlockiana will engage both
cozy fans and Holmes devotees.” —Booklist
“Holmes, himself, would be quite proud!” —Suspense Magazine
“Delany's latest work can hold its own against anything
in the genre being published today.” —Deadly Diversions
“It’s a crime not to read Delany.” —London Free