Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom

Poppy Peters Mysteries

Book 2
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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From USA Today bestelling author A. Garnder...

When Poppy Peters takes an internship in Paris working for a top pastry chef, she realizes that bakery life isn't all cupcakes and frosting. The sous pastry chef dislikes foreigners, her mentor only speaks French, and to top that all off she finds the groom of the wedding she's catering dead in his own backyard. But Lord Dovington wasn't just a handsome royal waiting to sweep his bride-to-be off of her feet. He was also a well-known playboy with a long line of vengeful exes.

 

Now, as one of the prime suspects, Poppy must prove she's innocent . . . and that her recipe for chocolate macaroons isn't to blame. But the clock is ticking, and with a missing diamond, a break-in, and a hot batch of reporters on her tail, Poppy has a lot of sifting to do. Will she find the killer before she too gets baked?

 

**Recipes Included**

 

 

Poppy Peters Mysteries:

Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)

Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)

Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

 

What critics are saying:

 

"A sweet and satisfying mystery that will leave you hungry for more! A. Gardner's Poppy Peters Mysteries have earned a place on my keeper shelf!"

—Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author

 

"I defy anyone to read this and not want a piece of pie. This is a book that can probably be finished in one sitting which is a good thing, because it will give you time to try your hand at something to satisfy those cravings. I do know that I plan to bring fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk with me when I read the next book in this series."

Madderly Review

 "One of the best perks of summer is eating a warm slice of Georgia peach pie. Throw in a murder and you’ve got the makings of a juicy cozy mystery. Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy: A Poppy Peters Mystery by debut author A. Gardner is a delicious e-book."

MomTrends, Ebook Pick for Summer

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About the author

USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner is a native westerner exploring the sweet bites of the south. After years of working in the healthcare industry, she moved across the country with her husband and adventurous baby boy. She is a mystery and romance writer with a serious cupcake obsession and a love of storytelling that began at an early age. When she is not writing, she is either chasing after her son, out for a swim, trying out a new recipe, or painting her nails bright blue.

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Publisher
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Published on
Sep 16, 2015
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Pages
212
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ISBN
9781943587094
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Book 3
From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes another Poppy Peters adventure...

 

Reluctant sleuth Poppy Peters is back in Georgia, and her last semester of pastry school is no icing on the cake when a body is discovered at the local farmer's market, and the murder weapon has Poppy's name on it. Not to mention, the victim belonged to a deadly southern crime family. Now, Poppy is being tailed by the mafia, and it doesn't help that the school's new pastry instructor has her working with her worst rival. But after a heart-stopping car chase, a frightening discovery at an old jam factory, and a spontaneous trip to New Orleans, Poppy discovers a secret that makes her past feats look like a piece of peach pie. Poppy's chances of making it to graduation day are about to go up in flames just like her Bananas Foster.

**Recipes included!**

 

Poppy Peters Mysteries:

Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)

Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)

Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)

 

 

What critics are saying:

 

"A sweet and satisfying mystery that will leave you hungry for more! A. Gardner's Poppy Peters Mysteries have earned a place on my keeper shelf!"

—Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author

 

 

"A charming cozy mystery featuring likable characters. A. Gardner does a marvelous job at keeping the storyline fresh and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what surprises A. Gardner has in store for us next!"

—Fresh Fiction

 

"I defy anyone to read this and not want a piece of pie. This is a book that can probably be finished in one sitting which is a good thing, because it will give you time to try your hand at something to satisfy those cravings. I do know that I plan to bring fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk with me when I read the next book in this series."

—Madderly Review

Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... 

Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.

Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it’s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she’s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.

If all that’s not enough, Diesel’s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn’t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.

As usual Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What’s the deal with Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel’s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?  
Book 4
From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes the latest deadly delicious Poppy Peters installment...

 

Poppy Peters, sometimes-sleuth and recent pastry school graduate, is soaking up the southern sun as the new official pastry chef of Magnolia Harbor Inn and Spa. But the sunny tourist town of Gator Bay is anything but pleasant when a country music star turns up dead in one of the hotel rooms...after eating one of Poppy's pastries! Ready to do anything to prove her tasty strawberry tartlets aren't to blame, Poppy's search for the killer takes her everywhere from a local fish n' fry to an abandoned gator farm. With the help of her kitchen mate Bree, an old flame, and a not-so-sweet cat named Muffin, Poppy finds herself wrapped up in a hurricane of clues. But which ones lead to the killer? Poppy must solve the riddle quickly or else she too might be fed a bite of a deadly dessert.

**Recipes included!**

 

Poppy Peters Mysteries:

Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)

Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)

Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)

Strawberry Tartlets and a Dead Starlet (book #4)

 

 

What critics are saying:

 

"A charming cozy mystery featuring likable characters. A. Gardner does a marvelous job at keeping the storyline fresh and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what surprises A. Gardner has in store for us next!"

—Fresh Fiction

 

"If you are a fan of tasty mysteries that showcase delectable desserts and a strong heroine, this is one to pick up."

—Night Owl Reviews

 

"One of the best perks of summer is eating a warm slice of Georgia peach pie. Throw in a murder and you’ve got the makings of a juicy cozy mystery. Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy: A Poppy Peters Mystery by debut author A. Gardner is a delicious e-book."

—MomTrends, Ebook Pick for Summer

Book 4
From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes the latest deadly delicious Poppy Peters installment...

 

Poppy Peters, sometimes-sleuth and recent pastry school graduate, is soaking up the southern sun as the new official pastry chef of Magnolia Harbor Inn and Spa. But the sunny tourist town of Gator Bay is anything but pleasant when a country music star turns up dead in one of the hotel rooms...after eating one of Poppy's pastries! Ready to do anything to prove her tasty strawberry tartlets aren't to blame, Poppy's search for the killer takes her everywhere from a local fish n' fry to an abandoned gator farm. With the help of her kitchen mate Bree, an old flame, and a not-so-sweet cat named Muffin, Poppy finds herself wrapped up in a hurricane of clues. But which ones lead to the killer? Poppy must solve the riddle quickly or else she too might be fed a bite of a deadly dessert.

**Recipes included!**

 

Poppy Peters Mysteries:

Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)

Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)

Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)

Strawberry Tartlets and a Dead Starlet (book #4)

 

 

What critics are saying:

 

"A charming cozy mystery featuring likable characters. A. Gardner does a marvelous job at keeping the storyline fresh and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what surprises A. Gardner has in store for us next!"

—Fresh Fiction

 

"If you are a fan of tasty mysteries that showcase delectable desserts and a strong heroine, this is one to pick up."

—Night Owl Reviews

 

"One of the best perks of summer is eating a warm slice of Georgia peach pie. Throw in a murder and you’ve got the makings of a juicy cozy mystery. Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy: A Poppy Peters Mystery by debut author A. Gardner is a delicious e-book."

—MomTrends, Ebook Pick for Summer

Book 5
From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes the next to-die-for Poppy Peters mystery...

 

Poppy Peters, accidental sleuth and unemployed pastry chef, is back in Europe attending a friend's wedding. But when a parking valet for the big event turns up dead in the front seat of an antique car, Poppy learns that the little English village of Woodbury isn't all scones and clotted cream. Determined to help the bride and groom, she follows the killer's trail which leads her from the local bakery to a grand estate owned by the town's infamous Lord Chutney. Poppy quickly discovers that the village is keeping a deadly secret. Between a disgruntled shopkeeper, spiteful townsfolk, and a missing bridesmaid, Poppy is convinced that the murderer is living just a cottage away. And may have his sights on her as the next victim.

**Recipes included!**

 

Poppy Peters Mysteries:

Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)

Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)

Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)

Strawberry Tartlets and a Dead Starlet (book #4)

Wedding Soufflé and a Dead Valet (book #5)

 

 

What critics are saying:

 

"A charming cozy mystery featuring likable characters. A. Gardner does a marvelous job at keeping the storyline fresh and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what surprises A. Gardner has in store for us next!"

—Fresh Fiction

 

"If you are a fan of tasty mysteries that showcase delectable desserts and a strong heroine, this is one to pick up."

—Night Owl Reviews

 

"One of the best perks of summer is eating a warm slice of Georgia peach pie. Throw in a murder and you’ve got the makings of a juicy cozy mystery. Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy: A Poppy Peters Mystery by debut author A. Gardner is a delicious e-book."

—MomTrends, Ebook Pick for Summer

Book 3
From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes another Poppy Peters adventure...

 

Reluctant sleuth Poppy Peters is back in Georgia, and her last semester of pastry school is no icing on the cake when a body is discovered at the local farmer's market, and the murder weapon has Poppy's name on it. Not to mention, the victim belonged to a deadly southern crime family. Now, Poppy is being tailed by the mafia, and it doesn't help that the school's new pastry instructor has her working with her worst rival. But after a heart-stopping car chase, a frightening discovery at an old jam factory, and a spontaneous trip to New Orleans, Poppy discovers a secret that makes her past feats look like a piece of peach pie. Poppy's chances of making it to graduation day are about to go up in flames just like her Bananas Foster.

**Recipes included!**

 

Poppy Peters Mysteries:

Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)

Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)

Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)

Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)

 

 

What critics are saying:

 

"A sweet and satisfying mystery that will leave you hungry for more! A. Gardner's Poppy Peters Mysteries have earned a place on my keeper shelf!"

—Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author

 

 

"A charming cozy mystery featuring likable characters. A. Gardner does a marvelous job at keeping the storyline fresh and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what surprises A. Gardner has in store for us next!"

—Fresh Fiction

 

"I defy anyone to read this and not want a piece of pie. This is a book that can probably be finished in one sitting which is a good thing, because it will give you time to try your hand at something to satisfy those cravings. I do know that I plan to bring fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk with me when I read the next book in this series."

—Madderly Review

Ellie Ashe
22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**

 

Stories include:

One Red Cent (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries) by Ellie Ashe

Brunettes Just Wanna Have Fun (Gilda Wright Mysteries) by Diane Bator

A Spot of Murder (Cookies & Chance Mysteries) by Catherine Bruns

Queenie Baby: On Location (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke

Done in the Sun by Mary Jo Burke

Hard to Control (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne

Lesson in Fear (Schooled in Murder series) by Tracy D. Comstock

Ice Cream Bombes & Stolen Thongs (Poppy Peters Mysteries) by A. Gardner

Barbecue & Bad Juju (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski

A Killing in the Market (Danger Cove Mysteries) by Gin Jones & Elizabeth Ashby

Fun to Fiasco (Misty Newman Mysteries) by Gina LaManna

Scout Camp Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry

Heating Up the Night (Heroes of the Night) by Nicole Leiren

Killer Conch Shell (Health Nut Mysteries) by Patrice Lyle

The Pen is Mightier (Proverbial Crime Mysteries) by Dane McCaslin

Backyard Bar-be-Feud (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson

Mr. Montana by Ellyn Oaksmith

Motion for Misfits (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey

Mystic Mojo (Mystic Isle Mysteries) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Blondes' Night Out (Barb Jackson Mysteries) by Anna Snow

Caper at Castle Rock (Amelia Grace Rock 'n' Roll Mysteries) by Anne Marie Stoddard

48 Hours in New York by Stacey Wiedower

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