A. Gardner is a native westerner exploring the sweet bites of the south. After years of working in the healthcare industry, she moved across the country with her husband and adventurous baby boy. She is a mystery and romance writer with a serious cupcake obsession and a love of storytelling that began at an early age. When she is not writing, she is either chasing after her son, out for a swim, trying out a new recipe, or painting her nails bright blue.
Poppy Peters, accidental sleuth and unemployed pastry chef, is back in Europe attending a friend's wedding. But when a parking valet for the big event turns up dead in the front seat of an antique car, Poppy learns that the little English village of Woodbury isn't all scones and clotted cream.
Poppy Peters, sometimes-sleuth and recent pastry school graduate, is soaking up the southern sun as the new official pastry chef of Magnolia Harbor Inn and Spa. But the sunny tourist town of Gator Bay is anything but pleasant when a country music star turns up dead in one of the hotel rooms...after eating one of Poppy's pastries!
From bestselling #1 culinary cozy mystery author A. Gardner comes a boxed set of three deliciously deadly mysteries! This boxed set includes the first three, full length novels—and tasty recipes!—in the Poppy Peters Mysteries series, including: Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy, Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom, Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster
Reluctant sleuth Poppy Peters is back in Georgia, and her last semester of pastry school is no icing on the cake when a body is discovered at the local farmer's market, and the murder weapon has Poppy's name on it. Not to mention, the victim belonged to a deadly southern crime family.
When Poppy Peters takes an internship in Paris working for a top pastry chef, she realizes that bakery life isn't all cupcakes and frosting. The sous pastry chef dislikes foreigners, her mentor only speaks French, and to top that all off she finds the groom of the wedding she's catering dead in his own backyard.
From bestselling culinary mystery authors Janel Gradowski, Jennifer L. Hart, and A. Gardner comes a box set of three cozy mysteries featuring decadent deserts, savory samplings, and lots of laugh-out-loud hijinks. Murder at its most delicious! **Recipes included** Titles include: PIES & PERIL by Janel Gradowski, MURDER AL DENTE by Jennifer L. Hart, SOUTHERN PEACH PIE AND A DEAD GUY by A. Gardner
22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**
Poppy Peters follows in her grandmother's footsteps to attend Calle Pastry Academy in a small-town Georgia. But Poppy's pastry problems go from bad to worse when she's suddenly accused of stealing expensive black truffles, and her attempt to clear her name goes awry...resulting in her finding a dead body instead!