A Food Festival Mystery
Penny Pike also writes the Party-Planning Mystery series under the name Penny Warner. She has published over sixty books and is a winner of the Macavity and Agatha awards.
Food truck vendor Darcy Burnett unwraps a murder at the San Francisco Chocolate Festival in this mystery from the author of Death of a Crabby Cook
At this year’s chocolate festival, Darcy and her Aunt Abby hope to win the $10,000 prize in the chocolate contest with Aunt Abby’s taste sensation: the chocolate raspberry whoopee pie. A little friendly competition from Darcy’s sometime-beau Jake Miller, who plans to enter with his chocolate cream puff delight, only sweetens the deal. But things get sticky when one of the judges, Polly Montgomery, is taken out of commissionpermanently.
The suspects include every contestant with reason to believe Polly wasn’t too sweet on their sweets, including Aunt Abby’s high school friend. Now Darcy must pick through an assortment of secrets to catch a killer before someone else gets a bittersweet finish.
Praise for Death of a Crabby Cook
“With her aunt’s business—and freedom—on the line, it’s up to Darcy and Dream Puff Jake Miller, to put the brakes on a crabby—and out-of-control killer.”—Examiner.com
"The food truck angle and the mouthwatering descriptions of the truck's offerings give this one a very appealing flavor."—Booklist
“The characters are strong, likeable, and come with secrets of their own.”—King’s River Life
“Fun, fresh and different.”—Open Book Society
“A clever new series that cozy mystery readers will eat up.”—MyShelf.com
“A thoroughly enjoyable read.”—Here’s How it Happened