BEIGNETS, BRIDES AND BODIES by JR Ripley ($28.99 hardback) - A cozy mystery set in smalltown Arizona
Praise for JR Ripley:
“In Maggie, Ripley has created a quirky, vulnerable protagonist with a wicked wit. Those who like their mysteries … delivered with a smile will thoroughly enjoy this little gem”
Booklist on Buried in Beignets
Settling into her new life running a coffee and beignet café in the small town of Table Rock, Arizona, Maggie Miller expects nothing but smooth sailing from here on. But she’s blown way off course when Clive Rothschild, co-owner of The Hitching Post, the bridal shop next door, begs her for a favour - which leads to them discovering a dead body buried beneath a wedding cake. With the evidence stacking up against Clive and his partner, former professional skater Johnny Wolfe, it’s up to Maggie to dig through the layers of deceit and hem in the real killer. But she may have to skirt the law to do it…
J.R. RIPLEY is the author of the Tony Kozol mystery series and other novels. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel.