By Cecilia Peartree
This can be the 7th e-book within the Pitkirtly sequence of comfortable mysteries, set in a fictitious small city at the coast of Fife.
When the tv programme Open Kitchen involves city, there are many reactions from the folks of Pitkirtly. Jemima is completely satisfied of the chance to teach off her baking talents, whereas Amaryllis seems ahead to the mayhem that may end result from a 'healthy eating' procession, and Christopher is aghast whilst he reveals his ex-wife engaged on the venture.
But they don't anticipate homicide to be at the menu.
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A Tasteful Crime (Pitkirtly Mysteries, Book 7) by Cecilia Peartree