Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy
no. 1, Poppy Peters Mysteries
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From USA Today bestselling author A. Gardner comes a deliciously dangerous new series...
After an injury derails Poppy Peters' ballet career, she gathers the courage to follow in her grandmother's footsteps and attend Calle Pastry Academy in a small-town Georgia. Poppy has her work cut out for her not only fitting in with her charming (and not-so-charming ) Southern classmates but also proving her worth to her teachers after her first publicly humiliating attempt a making the school's famous peach pie. But Poppy's pastry problems go from bad to worse when she's suddenly accused of stealing expensive black truffles, and her attempt to clear her name goes awry...resulting in her finding a dead body instead! If Poppy's going to survive this culinary experience, she'll need to find the missing truffles and track down a killer, all while honing her baking skills to compete in the school's dessert competition for a coveted pastry internship in Paris. Can Poppy prove she's one tough cookie? Or is her life about to crumble?
Poppy Peters Mysteries:
Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)
Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)
Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)
Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)
Strawberry Tartlets and a Dead Starlet (book #4)
Wedding Soufflé and a Dead Valet (book #5)
"A sweet and satisfying mystery that will leave you hungry for more! A. Gardner's Poppy Peters Mysteries have earned a place on my keeper shelf!"
~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling mystery author
Southern Peach Pie and A Dead Guy
Loved this book.
Just like Disney
The characters are fun and it's worth watching to see what happens next. The plot is entertaining throughout the larger part of the book though sometimes it gets difficult to sustain disbelief as a 30-year old who's spent all of her life carefully considering the content and portions of her meals suddenly turns into a 24-hrs-a-day binge eater with no guilt or remorse. The end is very disappointing. When confronted by bad guys or family the main character suddenly develops the emotional maturity of a 16-year-old and though the whole book is developed around her struggles in school... Well...Disney happens.