The Curse of the Cherry Pie
by Amy Patricia Meade

A sharp and tangy culinary mystery featuring Tish Tarragon. Can Tish beat the curse of the cherry pie to win first prize at the Virginia Commonwealth Bake-Off?

When literary caterer Letitia ‘Tish’ Tarragon’s friend and star baker at Cookin’ the Books cafe, Celestine Rufus, pulls out of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth Bake-Off, an anxious Tish reluctantly takes her place. Will her signature bake, a frangipane cherry pie, be up to the grade?

As the bake-off gets underway, Tish’s worries increase when she learns that two contestants from the previous two competitions also had cherry pies on their menus . . . and both women died suddenly before making their bakes.

Amid bitter rivalries, simmering jealousy and the bakers’ insatiable appetite for winning, is the curse of the cherry pie about to strike again?


Meade makes each character memorable in this layered, cleverly constructed story. The ending will surprise even seasoned cozy readers. Recommend Tish to fans of Laura Childs' Theodosia Browning


Delicious … Meade skillfully sets up tantalizing red herrings, while leaving the actual clues hidden in plain sight. Fans will welcome Tish’s growing maturity as a character

Publishers Weekly

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

Kirkus Reviews

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

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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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The Curse of the Cherry Pie by Amy Patricia Meade is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278905594th May 2021145 X 222mm224$28.99
Hardback978072789055926th February 2021145 X 222mm224£20.99
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