For once, it seems, no one is trying to pin a murder on Eleanor Swift, owner of the scrumptious pizzeria A Slice of Delight in the quiet little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina. But someone has to answer for that body in her kitchen. . .and it looks like the final stop for Greg Hatcher, her deliveryman, may be the state penitentiary. . .
Eleanor knows Gregg would never have lethally bashed his own brother in the head with a pizza-rolling pin. Sure, Wade was greedily claiming far more than his fair share of their family inheritance. And Gregg did catch his ex-girlfriend Katy smooching on the couch with Wade. It's no wonder that Timber Ridge's police chief--and Eleanor's ex-sweetheart--has his sights set on finding and arresting poor Gregg.
But as Eleanor and her saucy sister Maddy dig a little deeper into the mystery, they find Wade's enemies begin to outnumber the slices on a large pie. This is one mystery that's made to order, and if Eleanor and Maddy don't find out who killed Wade, Gregg's delivery days are over. But while finding the killer is one thing, escaping alive to dish the goods to the police is quite another.
Includes delicious pizza recipe!
Praise for Chris Cavender and A Slice of Murder
"Pizza lovers will relish Cavender's delightful first in a new cozy series... A lively pace and a thrilling climax." --Publishers Weekly
"A yummy mystery chock full of savory surprises--like an extra-large pizza loaded with extra toppings!" --Leslie Meier, author of Mother's Day Murder
"Cavender introduces a promising cast of characters." --Booklist
"A Slice of Murder is a delightful new mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. A deliciously satisfying read." --Earlene Fowler, author of Tumbling Blocks
"The camaraderie of the Timber Ridge, NC, sisters is reminiscent of Nancy Martin's Blackbird siblings." --Library Journal
"A delightful mystery--as filling as a big slice of warm pizza." --Armchair Interviews
"A Slice of Murder is as warm and satisfying as a pizza straight from the oven. It's got all the ingredients of a terrific read: A nifty mystery, an engaging pizza-slinging heroine, and a truly nail-biting climax. I can't wait for seconds!" --Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise