I am delighted to announce that you can now get my latest Callie’s Kitchen Mystery, SPICED AND ICED, for pre-order on Amazon. The official release date is December 5th! I’m really excited about this book and I hope you will be, too. I’ve included some festive holiday recipes that I hope you will enjoy treating your friends and family with this holiday season. OPA!
Here’s some more info about SPICED AND ICED:
“The holidays can be murder! Greek-American restaurateur Callie Costas finds herself on thin ice when a colleague is killed. Recipes included!
The season is bright when Calliope “Callie” Costas agrees to contribute her Greek snowball cookies to a December bridal shower at The English Country Inn in the scenic waterfront town of Crystal Bay, Wisconsin. But when Callie finds a colleague dead, she’s sucked into another murder investigation — all while juggling her growing business and staggering holiday workload.
As she reluctantly agrees to help the Inn’s owner track the killer, Callie is soon up to her spiced Greek biscotti in difficulties. For one thing, the hotel staff is freezing her out as she tries to uncover information, helped by her feisty Grandma Viv and her sweet but nosy aunt who’s visiting from Greece. And then there’s her deepening relationship with the suave and mysterious Detective Sands, a British expat now living in Wisconsin, who seems to have a few secrets of his own.
The icing on the cake is a host of simultaneous family mayhem including her father’s surprising fixation on a real estate agent and her ex’s plans to move back to Crystal Bay. As the Inn’s annual Christmas Tea approaches, things are heating up in Callie’s Kitchen, but she’s on thin ice! Will Christmas be a festive celebration this year – or will it be murder?
Turn to the end of the book for six delicious recipes, including Greek cookies and savories, plus traditional Midwestern favorites!”
Here’s a pic of my “Spiced and Iced Gingerbread,” one of the recipes included in my book.
I’m so happy with the way it turned out. It makes a great addition to any holiday menu and a is a festive hostess/host gift.
I had a lot of fun writing this book. We get to visit a traditional Wisconsin supper club, deal with lots and lots of festive holiday snow, spend time at a cozy waterfront inn, meet another of Callie’s colorful Greek relatives and cook up some fabulous food. Oh yes — and solve a puzzling murder!
I’ll have another blog post soon about some of the inspiration behind my latest Callie’s Kitchen Mystery. And please check my News & Events page to stay up to date on my blog tours and appearances. I am privileged to be part of some wonderful blogs and “Cozy Christmas” events these next couple of months.
SPICED AND ICED: A Callie’s Kitchen Mystery Book 2 Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. $2.99 E-book
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Thanks, everybody! I hope you enjoy the book.