PLUM DEADLY by Ellie Grant


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A banker returns to her small town, rediscovers her roots and gets to the bottom of things.

Maggie Grady isn’t just let go from her high-powered banking job in New York: She’s accused of embezzlement, gets fired and loses everything. Looking for a landing place, Maggie winds up in Durham, N.C., the home of her Aunt Clara Lowder, the woman who raised Maggie from childhood. Though Maggie doesn’t expect much, she loves life at her aunt’s Pie in the Sky shop, in spite of the disrepair the pie shop has fallen into since Maggie’s Uncle Fred passed away. Maggie loves life, that is, until Louis Goldberg, her old boss, shows up. Lou tells Maggie that he has evidence of her innocence, though he doesn’t tell her what it is. Hours later, poor Lou is dead, and the police suspect foul play. Now Maggie has two mysteries to solve. Can she find out who killed Lou while clearing her own name? Luckily, she’s got the assistance of local reporter Ryan Summerour, who Aunt Clara hopes can be more than just a helping hand for Maggie.

The husband-and-wife duo writing as Grant debut with a cozy that’s as sweet and simple as pie.

Pub Date: Sept. 3rd, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4516-8955-6
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2013


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