Monday, July 17, 2017
The Tell-Tale Tarte
by Maya Corrigan
As Val and her friend Bethany are shopping, Val witnesses a man stumble across the parking lot and fall, dressed in the same getup she last saw her grandfather wearing! Much to her relief, she discovers it’s not her grandfather who is in distress but why was this man dressed up like her grandfather? Val has been asked to cater a book club meeting and the member has been very specific about the desert since they read the latest novel by Rick Usher. As she begins to serve the dessert she is shocked to see her grandfather. Why was her grandfather dressed as Rick Usher? The man at the mall died. Is her grandfather going to be next?
Corrigan has cooked up a nice little tale of stolen stories, paranoia, high jinx and good food in this fourth installment of the Five Ingredient Mysteries. Val and her grandfather are a good team. Grandfather keeps the atmosphere light and gives us a chuckle or two. That doesn’t mean this is a completely light and fluffy story. The situations are tense and it’s a good story. The recipes are included in the back of the book but unfortunately, it doesn’t include the recipe for the French Onion soup which Val shared with the book club and had this reader’s mouthwatering.
I wish to thank the publisher for generously providing an Advanced Reader’s Copy through NetGalley for my honest review.
Pub: Kensington Books
Pub Date: Available now
Genre: Cozy Mystery