The Marzipan Murders
Author: Mary Maxwell
Format: Kindle Edition
In the middle of a typical day at her family’s bakery café, former private investigator Kate Reed learns about the sudden and shocking death of her friend. At first, she wonders if the cause is related to the woman’s health. But then Kate hears one word that leaves her even more stunned and bewildered: poison.
The victim was known throughout Crescent Creek, Colorado as friendly, gracious and thoughtful. Who would want to kill her? Why did they select such a ghastly manner of death? And is there a connection between the incident and another crime in Denver?
While local police detectives investigate the situation, Kate launches a parallel inquiry to help identify the killer. The endeavor leads to a complicated mission that includes cupcake decorations made with marzipan, a rare and deadly venom, a long-simmering rivalry between two construction companies, secret meetings at a local motel and an unforeseen resolution that rocks the community.
The Marzipan Murders, Book 11 in the Sky High Pies Cozy Mystery series, includes a tasty trio of Nana Reed’s Sky High recipes!