Farm Fresh Murder by Paige Shelton-Ferrell
First in the Farmer's Market Mystery Series.
Becca Robins leads a simple life, making jams and preserves on her very own farm. But when there's a murder in her quaint little town, she puts herself in the line of fire to defend her friend's innocence-and goes from making jam to being in one. (She's got another mystery series coming out in 2010 as well. Keep an eye out for If Fried Chicken Could Fly, the first book in the Gram's Cooking School series!)
First in the brand-new Southern Beauty Shop mystery series
St. Elizabeth, Georgia, offers charm, Southern hospitality-and, most recently, murder. When hairdresser Grace Terhune and her mother, Violetta, gussy up all the high-society ladies attending the town meeting, they find their snobbiest client dead. The police believe the mother-daughter duo did her in. But before things get snarled beyond repair, Grace sets out to clear their names.
Skein of the Crime by Maggie Sefton
Fall has come to Fort Connor, Colorado, and the cool air has inspired the knitters at the House of Lambspun to start on their hats and mittens. It's also brought an influx of students to the university town-and into the shop for knitting classes. Kelly Flynn is happy to teach them the tricks of the trade-until one of them is found dead on the river trail near Kelly's house. Compelled to investigate, Kelly finds herself following a path that twists more easily than the yarn with which she knits. Knowing the killer could be close, Kelly must work fast to unravel the skein of this crime.
And, coming out July, 2010:
Something Borrowed, Something Bleu by Cricket McRae
Love--and smelly cheese--is in the air. Sophie Mae accepted Barr's marriage proposal, but when her mother finds a cryptic suicide note her brother wrote two decades earlier, Sophie Mae makes a trip to her old hometown to help unravel the mystery.
As Sophie Mae pokes around in other people's business while learning the finer points of artisanal cheese making, a new murder is committed--and it's evident that aging cheese isn't the only thing in Spring Creek that doesn't pass the smell test.