Peaches-N-Creamed

The Wild Rose Press Inc
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Jane Marsh and her fiancé visit the wine country on the western slope of Colorado during the Peach Festival to check out a location for their wedding. The dinner club comes along to make a weekend out of it, and they play a murder mystery game as part of the B&B's getaway package. Unbeknownst to the participants, one of them will not live to see the next day. Jane is horrified when she discovers a body and realizes it's for real…not just part of the game. The B&B quickly begins to lose business, so the owner begs Jane to solve the crime fast. Another person is murdered and one of the dinner club members confesses. Jane is in disbelief…and even more desperate to solve the murder before someone she cares about goes down for a crime they didn't commit and the killer strikes again.
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About the author

Karen C. Whalen is the author of a culinary cozy series, the "dinner club murder mysteries." The first three in the series are Everything Bundt the Truth, Not According to Flan, and No Grater Evil. Everything Bundt the Truth tied for First Place in the Suspense Novel category of the 2017 IDA Contest. Whalen worked for many years as a paralegal at a law firm in Denver, Colorado and has been a columnist and regular contributor to The National Paralegal Reporter magazine. She believes that it's never too late to try something new. She loves to host dinner clubs, entertain friends, ride bicycles, hike in the mountains, and read cozy murder mysteries.

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Publisher
The Wild Rose Press Inc
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Published on
Jun 17, 2019
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781509226009
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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