Synopses & Reviews
Revenge is sweet…
Sophie Winston and her BFF, Nina Reid Norwood, share a sweet spot for animals. So Sophie is delighted to help when Nina cooks up Cupcakes and Pupcakes—a fundraising event for animal shelters. All the local bakeries will be selling treats, with the profits going to pups and kitties in need. But Old Town is in for a whole batch of trouble when a cupcake war erupts between two bakeries… Tongues wag and tempers rise when a partner leaves Sugar Baby Bakery and unveils her competing cupcakery, Sugar Mama, precisely as the fundraiser gets under way. Just as it seems nothing else can go wrong, Sugar Baby’s sole remaining employee is found dead. Suspicion falls on the feuding owners, but the scrumptious new guy in town is also raising some eyebrows. Now Sophie and Nina have to sift through the clues and discover who isn’t as sweet as they seem…
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“A mouthwatering mix of murder, mirth, and mayhem.”—Mary Jane Maffini, author of The Busy Womans Guide to Murder
“For fans of Donna Andrews and Diane Mott Davidson…[A] real winner.”—The Season
“Daviss smart writing style and engaging characters are sure to garner fans.”—AuthorsDen.com
“[Martin] lets us in on the fun with style and panache.”—New York Times
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“Enjoyable…Despite the large cast, Martin keeps the story tight as she smoothly weaves together Blackbird and Starr family dramas.”—Publishers Weekly
“Sympathetic, well-drawn characters; plot twists; humor; and the interesting relationship between Michael and Nora keep the pages turning.”—Booklist
“This is a dont-miss series, and if you havent read it and get to start at the beginning, I envy you.”—Romantic Times (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)
“Little Black Book of Murder truly puts the fun in dysfunctional relationships, including one Mick is having with a pig that has wandered over to the Blackbird farm. The Blackbird Sisters series is quite possibly the best cozy mystery in publication—there is never a dull moment. Nancy Martins impeccable narrative of how the other half lives, along with her seamless plotlines, and her strong, interesting, and mightily flawed characters are a treasure for her lucky readers.”—Fresh Fiction
As curator and manager of the Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton is delighted to be part of the estate’s magnificent history, but no one told her solving murder was in her job description…
When Grace’s former professor calls to warn her that there have been a rash of thefts at various historical sites, Grace isn’t surprised—because Marshfield Manor has been targeted, too. She wonders if it has something to do with the film crew roaming the grounds, digitally immortalizing the manor, but then she gets distracted by an incident much more dire: the shooting of one guest and the murder of another.
Grace does her best not to go looking for trouble, but with a murderer on the loose, she can’t seem to leave the dirty work to the cops—especially since the killer still seems to be lurking around town, waiting to finish the job of making Grace history…
Society columnist Nora Blackbird is thrust into the world of celebrity tabloid gossip when a billionaire buys the farm
Noras assigned to write a profile on billionaire fashion designer Swain Starr, who recently retired to build a high-tech organic farm with his new wife, Zephyr, a former supermodel. But before Nora can get the story, the mogul is murdered. And now her boss wants her to snap up an exclusive on who killed Starr before the cops do.
But solving this murder wont be easy with a family as colorful as Noras. Mick, her sort-of husband, is associating with unsavory characters from his past. Her sister Libby is transforming into a stage mom for her diabolical twins. And Emma, the youngest Blackbird, is mysteriously kicked out of the house by Mick. Noras home life may be hogging the spotlight, but theres also a matter of Starrs missing pig, which just might be the key to solving this mystery and the way Nora can bring home the bacon
About the Author
Krista Davis is the national bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries. Her first book, The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, was nominated for an Agatha Award. Krista lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with an Ocicat named Mochie and a brood of dogs. Her friends and family complain about being guinea pigs for her recipes, but she notices that they keep coming back for more.