For Sandie James, catering is a way to pay the bills while her literature degree collects dust. This last-minute wedding engagement is a pain, but nothing she can’t handle. Until her dad crashes the reception.
An obsessive book collector, Dad picks a fight with a guest over a rare edition of a Raymond Chandler mystery. Sandie’s horrified when that guest later turns up dead—and her dad is standing over the body holding the murder weapon.
Convinced her dad’s been set up, Sandie must rely on her wits, and the enthusiastic help of Marlowe, the family’s Springer Spaniel, to save him from prison.
As fear and blame spread through their quiet neighborhood, Sandie races to clear her dad’s name and find the real killer… before the killer finds her.
“I loved this fabulous cozy mystery! The storyline was terrific and the sense of family and their relationships very realistic. The characters were wonderfully written, likable, and relatable. It was an easy read but the killer was a true mystery. I am looking forward to more books by Tessa Kelly.”
“This is a wonderful and fun cozy mystery. I loved this story because I love the characters and it is written so well! I am looking forward to Book 2.”
“I really enjoyed this book. I found the characters very realistic and the story was well written. The family relationships rang very true. There were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until the end.”
The Sandie James Cozy Mysteries
Book #0—Missing in Seattle: A Christmas Mystery
Book #1—First Edition Murder
Book #2—The Deadly Art
Book #3—Don’t Rock the Boat!
Book #4—Written to Death