May 1, 2018

The Marmalade Murders by Elizabeth J Duncan - Spotlight and Giveaway


Book details
Cozy Mystery 9th in Series 
Minotaur Books (April 24, 2018) 
Hardcover: 288 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1250101495 
Digital ASIN: B0763SLW6M

Book description
The latest book in an award-winning mystery series, celebrated for its small-town charm and picturesque Welsh setting and starring amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan.

The competition is friendly and just a little fierce at the annual Llanelen agricultural show as town and country folk gather for the outdoor judging of farm animals and indoor judging of cakes, pies, pastries, chutneys, jams and jellies, along with vegetables, fruit and flowers. But this year, there’s a new show category: murder.

Local artist, Spa owner, and amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan agrees to help with the intake of the domestic arts entries and to judge the children’s pet competition on show day. When the president of the Welsh Women's Guild isn’t on hand to see her granddaughter and pet pug win a prize, the family becomes concerned. When a carrot cake entered in the competition goes missing, something is clearly amiss.

A black Labrador Retriever belonging to the agricultural show’s president discovers the body of the missing woman under the baked goods table. A newcomer to town, a transgender woman, is suspected, but amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan believes her to be innocent. She sets out to find the real killer, but when a second body is discovered days later, the case is thrown into confusion, and Penny knows it’s up to her to figure out what happened—and why.

Meet the author - Elizabeth J. Duncan
Elizabeth J Duncan is the author of two mystery series – Shakespeare in the Catskills and the Penny Brannigan mystery series set in North Wales. She is a two-time winner of the Bloody Words Award for Canada’s best light mystery and lives in Toronto. 

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  1. Has to be fresh picked strawberries made into preserves OR blueberry jam! Like just about any of them but not really fond of apple jelly. :)
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  2. I like berries - strawberry, blueberry, raspberry.

  3. Blackberry jam is my very favorite!

  4. Raspberry jam is my favorite.

  5. I love orange marmalade.

  6. My favorite is apricot jam. We had apricot trees in our yard and my mom would put up jars and jars of delicious apricot jam.