Cookin’ the Books
by Amy Patricia Meade

Literary caterer Letitia ‘Tish’ Tarragon fights to save her reputation and catch a killer when a murder occurs during a fundraising dinner for the local library.

Letitia ‘Tish’ Tarragon has just moved to Hobson Glen and opened a new restaurant and catering business, Cookin’ the Books Cafe. So when her new landlord, Schulyer Thompson, recommends her to Binnie Broderick, the executive director of the local library, Tish is delighted. Binnie needs a last-minute caterer to create a literary inspired three-course dinner for the library’s annual fundraiser, one of the highlights of Hobson Glen’s social season.

But there’s a problem: Binnie Broderick is a notoriously difficult woman to please. And when she chokes to death from arsenic poisoning after dousing her main course in hot sauce, Tish suddenly finds herself fighting to save her business – and her reputation. It seems that very few of Hobson Glen’s residents escaped Binnie’s disapproval. But who would want her dead, and why?


Offers pleasing characters and a reasonably challenging mystery

Kirkus Reviews

Fans of food-themed cozies full of literary puns will be satisfied

Publishers Weekly

From the pun-filled title to the literature-inspired food, cozy-mystery fans will love Meade’s newest novel … Readers of Rita Mae Brown and Joanne Fluke should be excited by this new series


This amusing series debut from Meade contains a number of literary puns and eccentric supporting characters who steal the show … Recommend to readers of Tamar Myers’s entertaining titles

Library Journal

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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Cookin’ the Books by Amy Patricia Meade is available in the following formats

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