From Ladle to Grave
by Amy Patricia Meade

Could a body found in a graveyard be linked to a tragic murder twenty-five years ago? Tish Tarragon is plunged into a new case when a fundraising dinner in the local church hall leads to a dark discovery.

Literary caterer Tish Tarragon’s ‘heroines of literature’ fundraising dinner at St Jude’s Episcopal Church is a resounding success. But as Tish walks through the graveyard to lock up the church hall, she takes a tumble . . . over a dead body.

Retired Sheriff Gadsden Carney has been murdered. Not only that, he’s lying upon the Honeycutt family plot. Six-year-old Daisy Honeycutt was killed twenty-five years ago in a case that rocked Hobson Glen. Sheriff Carney was in charge of the investigation – and his murder looks suspiciously similar to young Daisy’s.

Tish and Sheriff Reade discover that Gadsden was looking into the Honeycutt case again. Could his death be linked to Daisy’s murder all those years ago? Her killer died behind bars. Or so everyone thought . . .


“A charming cozy with plenty of suspects for the romantically inclined sleuths to winnow out”

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

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

Publishers Weekly

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“Comfy … offers plenty to please cozy fans, including punning food names like Danielle Steel Cut Oats”

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

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“Appealing … Cozy fans will have fun”

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“Suggest this series to fans of Joanne Fluke’s Hannah Swensen novels”

Booklist on The Garden Club Murder

“Obscure secrets, eccentric characters, and a soupçon of romance embellish an appealing 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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From Ladle to Grave by Amy Patricia Meade is available in the following formats

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