A Crust to Die For
by T.C. LoTempio

Food critic and blogger Tiffany Austin investigates a murder at a pizza baking contest in her Southern home town in this second instalment of the Tiffany Austin Food Blogger Mystery.

“I was hooked from start to finish!” Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries on Eat, Drink and Drop Dead

The Bon-Appetempting Pizza Bake-Off has the small town of Branson, Georgia buzzing. Not least its organizer, Southern Style’s food critic and blogger Tiffany Austin. But right before the finals one of the celebrity judges falls ill, and to Tiffany’s horror the magazine replaces him with none other than handsome TV star and restaurateur Bartholomew Driscoll.

Tiffany once gave his restaurant a poor review, and she’s convinced he’s only accepted the job to get revenge. She fully expects Driscoll will find a way to ruin the contest . . . but she definitely doesn’t expect to trip over his dead body backstage!

Soon, it’s clear Tiffany wasn’t the only person who had less than positive feelings towards the sharp-tongued Driscoll. She’s surrounded by suspects – but which of the motley crew of contestants, family members and scorned friends and colleagues had the guts to commit murder?

With the help of her BFF Hilary and annoyingly handsome detective Bartell, and with cat Lily and puppy Cooper as emotional support, Tiffany investigates, only to discover that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold . . .

A Crust to Die For is an appetizing culinary cozy for fans of Joanne Fluke, Lucy Burdette, Krista Davis and Jenn McKinlay. Lovers of smart, savvy female sleuths, twisty mysteries and mouth-watering food shouldn’t miss it!


“Another winning entry . . . featuring a plucky, likable heroine, plenty of suspense, unexpected twists, and mouthwatering culinary tips and recipes”


“This light-hearted series debut has oodles of charm, mouth-watering descriptions of southern cuisine, and a sassy, savvy heroine”

Booklist on Eat, Drink and Drop Dead

“Captivating characters and plenty of intrigue . . . Delightful”

Publishers Weekly on Eat, Drink and Drop Dead

“It’s sure to satisfy fans of Lucy Burdette’s 'Key West Food Critic' mysteries”

Library Journal on Eat, Drink and Drop Dead

“Easy enough to appeal to a variety of cozy palates”

Kirkus Reviews on Eat, Drink and Drop Dead

“An exciting mystery – Tiffany and Hilary are a hoot! I was hooked from start to finish!”

Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, on Eat, Drink and Drop Dead

“Entertaining . . . Cozy fans will be satisfied”

Publishers Weekly on The Time for Murder is Meow


Kirkus Reviews on The Time for Murder is Meow

“What more could a cozy mystery reader want?”

Publishers Weekly on Death by a Whisker

“Reprises LoTempio’s signature blend of cozy and cats in a mild mix sure to please fans of the subgenre”

Kirkus Reviews on Death by a Whisker

T.C. LoTempio

T.C. LoTempio is the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of the Nick and Nora Mysteries, the Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries, and the Cat Rescue Mysteries. Born in New York City, she now resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her two cats, Maxx and Rocco. Rocco prides himself on being the inspiration for her Nick and Nora series! For more information, check out her and her cat Rocco’s blog at www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com and visit her website at www.tclotempio.net.

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A Crust to Die For by T.C. LoTempio is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483100362nd January 2024150 X 230mm240$29.99
Hardback97814483100362nd January 2024150 X 230mm240£21.99
Ebook97814483100432nd January 2024N/A256$24.99
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