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Fiction Women Sleuths

Tea & Treachery

by (author) Vicki Delany

Publisher
Kensington
Initial publish date
Jul 2020
Category
Women Sleuths, Culinary, Amateur Sleuth
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781496725073
    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price
    $21.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781496725066
    Publish Date
    Jul 2020
    List Price
    $35.00

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Description

In this charming new cozy mystery series from national bestselling author Vicki Delany, a New York City expat-turned-Cape Cod tea shop owner must solve the murder of a local real estate developer to help her feisty grandmother out of a jam . . .
 
As the proud proprietor and head pastry chef of Tea by the Sea, a traditional English tearoom on the picturesque bluffs of Cape Cod, Lily Roberts has her hands full, often literally. But nothing keeps her busier than steering her sassy grandmother, Rose, away from trouble. Rose operates the grand old Victorian B & B adjacent to Lily’s tea shop . . . for now. An aggressive real estate developer, Jack Ford, is pushing hard to rezone nearby land, with an eye toward building a sprawling golf resort, which would drive Rose and Lily out of business.
 
Tempers are already steaming, but things really get sticky when Ford is found dead at the foot of Rose’s property and the police think she had something to do with his dramatic demise. Lily can’t let her grandmother get burned by a false murder charge. So she starts her own investigation and discovers Ford’s been brewing bad blood all over town, from his jilted lover to his trophy wife to his shady business partners. Now, it’s down to Lily to stir up some clues, sift through the suspects, and uncover the real killer before Rose is left holding the tea bag.

About the author

Vicki Delany began her writing career as a Sunday writer: a single mother of three high-spirited daughters with a full-time job as a computer programmer. The years passed, as they tend to do, and the three daughters, somewhat hesitantly, flew the coop, leaving Vicki more time to devote to her writing. She was able to write three novels of suspense, set in Ontario, two of which, Scare the Light Away and Burden of Memory, were published to critical acclaim by Poisoned Pen Press of Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2007, In the Shadow of the Glacier, the first book in a police procedural series set in the British Columbia Interior was published. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Vicki was raised mostly in Ontario. Vicki majored in modern history at Carleton, her interest more in the lives of ordinary women and men and the circumstances of their times than ‘big men’ and their wars. It was on a canoeing trip in Algonquin Park that Vicki, realizing that she was doing for fun what people in the past would have considered a hardship, told her trip mates stories about the incredible difficulties people endured in their attempts to get to the Klondike in search of gold, and the idea for a series of Klondike Gold Rush mysteries was set.

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Editorial Reviews

Praise for Vicki Delany

“Charming, entertaining, and smart”
Library Journal (Starred Review)

 “Delany’s down-to-earth heroine wraps up this investigation with even more than her customary panache.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Delany’s liberal sprinkling of references to real pastiche novels and reference books makes this cozy a treat for Holmes buffs.” 
Publishers Weekly

“Gemma is a delightful sleuth, and the tidbits of Sherlockiana will engage both cozy fans and Holmes devotees.”
Booklist

“Holmes, himself, would be quite proud!”
Suspense Magazine
    
“Delany's latest work can hold its own against anything in the genre being published today.”
Deadly Diversions

“It’s a crime not to read Delany.”
London Free Press

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