Cold Turkey
by Amy Patricia Meade

Tish Tarragon is catering for Hobson Glen’s annual Turkey Trot, and soon finds herself embroiled in a deadly race to the finish line . . .

Literary caterer Tish Tarragon is looking forward to opening her new Cookin’ the Books café the day after Thanksgiving, but before then she has the small matter of catering for the Thirty-First Annual Colonial Springs Turkey Trot, a highlight in the Hobson Glen community calendar.

With her food stall ready to go, Tish, the spectators and participating ‘trotters’ are eagerly awaiting the starter’s pistol when they are confronted with the sound of rifle shots from the woods. Deputy Mayor Behrens is dead. But was he really the intended target, or was it Tish’s ex, Mayor Schuyler Thompson? As Tish investigates with her beau, Sheriff Clemson Reade, it seems there are no shortage of residents with an axe to grind against the town council and their controversial policies. Can Tish finish first in her race against the killer?


“Memorable characters, gentle humor, clever plot, and intriguing relationships. . .make this a story fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy”


“Will charm you to the very last page”

Terrie Farley Moran, award-winning author of the Murder, She Wrote books

“Fans of the series will enjoy the camaraderie and supportiveness between Tish and recurring characters, as well as the delicious menu cooked up for the upcoming holiday”

Library Journal

“A good-natured look at a pretty mean-spirited crime”

Kirkus Reviews

“Tish is the ideal cozy heroine—clever and sensible, with just the right amount of daring”

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“Meade keeps the reader guessing to the end. Established fans and newcomers alike will adore this cozy”

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“Foodies will enjoy the cooking tips along with a tricky mystery and hints of romance to come”

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“A foodie’s delight with lashings of Southern charm, theater lore, and a puzzling mystery”

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Amy Patricia Meade

Amy Patricia Meade is a native of Long Island, NY. Now residing in Upstate New York, Amy spends her time writing mysteries with a humorous or historical bent, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and The Crime Writers Association.

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Cold Turkey by Amy Patricia Meade is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483065583rd October 2023146 X 224mm224$31.99
Hardback97814483065583rd October 2023146 X 224mm224£21.99
Ebook97814483066713rd October 2023N/A224$24.99
Ebook97814483066713rd October 2023N/A224£20.99
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