Bob Miller, retired police chief and member of the Ashton Corners Mystery Readers and Cheese Straws Society, is stunned by the arrival of his twenty-one-year-old granddaughter, Darla, whom he has never seen. Bob has been estranged from his own daughter for decades and hopes to make up for his absence in Darla’s life. But some of the ladies of the book club find their Southern hospitality strained as they questions the motives behind this sudden reunion.
After a dead man is found in Molly Mathews’s backyard, their concerns grow more serious. Lizzie Turner saw Darla arguing with the stranger the day before, but when the police question her, Darla proves to be an unreliable narrator.
It’s up to the book club to uncover the real story…before another victim is written into the plot.
About the Author:
Erika writes the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries for Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime. In a parallel life Erika Chase is also known as Linda Wiken. A former mystery bookstore owner (Prime Crime Books in Ottawa, ON, Canada), Linda is also a short story writer. She is a member of those dangerous dames, The Ladies’ Killing Circle.
Her short stories have appeared in the seven Ladies’ Killing Circle anthologies (three of which she co-edited), and in the magazines Mysterious Intent and Over My Dead Body. She has been short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award, Best Short Story, from Crime Writers of Canada.
Before life in the world of mystery, she worked as an advertising copywriter, radio producer, journalist and community education worker. Besides writing and reading mysteries, her other passion is choral singing and she is a member of two choirs.
Okay, maybe one more passion — chocolate!
She shares her house with Keesha and Mojo, her two Siamese cats. Actually, they allow her to live there.
HOT OFF THE PRESS: a new series looms! I’ll be writing the Culinary Cookbook Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime as the “other” me — Linda Wiken. Look for it in 2016. Stand by for updates!
A must read; keeping my fingers crossed to win this great book 🙂
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I love this series! I am super excited to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to read this new series and review. This book sounds amazing❤️ Thank you for chance. Pennymarks@frontier.com
I would love to read Law and Author~thanks for the giveaway! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds like my kind of series!
Thank you for the opportunity to win! This is a fun series, one that I enjoy – and I’m looking forward to reading this one, also. It will be interesting to meet this granddaughter! Really like the cover art, also!
Thank you for the great review! I am excite to read this book, and the cover is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.
I love the escapades of the ladies of Ashton Corners. Thanks for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed.
Great series with a great cast of characters. Always fun to see what all they end up getting into. Plus it’s always a treat to see the reading lists of each character in the back of the book. Thank you for the chance to win.