Murder with Your Cuppa
Has the pandemic made you obsessed with the perfect cup of tea? Think baking is the perfect hobby? Love to throw outdoor dinner parties for your friends to show off your latest recipe? These food and drink themed mysteries might be the perfect accompaniment to your cuppa, slice of cake, or hottest appetizer!
The Jasmine Moon Murder by Laura Childs
An early entry into the long-running Tea Shop mystery series, The Jasmine Moon Murder features Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop, who must solve the murder of her boyfriend’s uncle during a ghost crawl through a famous cemetery. Theo is no stranger to murders and crime-solving at this point in the series and Childs is expert at showcasing the historic Charleston setting vivid enough to feel like you’re in the middle of the events.
Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy
This one is for all the political wonks and celebrity chef devotees in D.C. - a series featuring a White House chef as sleuth. Chef Ollie is no stranger to mystery-solving in this second book but with holiday meals to plan and a First Lady’s machinations to avoid, Ollie will have to pull out all the stops in both the kitchen and the mystery solving. The second in a nine-book series, Hail to the Chef is a fun romp through food, politics, and murder!
A Catered Murder by Isis Crawford
Sisters Bernie and Libby must solve a murder at their first catering job together – a high school reunion with a vampire theme – to clear Libby of suspicion in this first of the Catered Mysteries series. A slew of plausible suspects and an interesting setting keep readers engaged even as they may want to run to the kitchen to try out the included recipes.
A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender
Eleanor Swift, pizza shop owner, and her sister Maddy must solve the murder of a customer to clear Eleanor from the suspect list. Featuring a small-town setting, an interesting cast of characters, and quick pacing, A Slice of Murder will leave cozy mystery fans hungry for more – and for pizza.
Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton
This first book in the Kensington Palace Chef series is for readers who like the British royal family as well as cooking. An American chef lands the job of personal chef to the royal family at Kensington Palace so, of course, the first thing that happens is she finds a body in the garden. Will Carrie Ann be able to solve a murder and feed the royal family at the same time?