Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: returning home, special talents, new business,
Setting: Havenwood, GA
Main Characters: Ella Mae LeFaye, Loralyn Gaynor,
Series: yes, #1 Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries
Dates Read: August 4 - August 6
Number of pages: 294
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: no, 2012 Nook purchase
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Class Schedule
Ella Mae returns from NYC and her failed marriage (she caught her husband in the act with twins) and her mother and aunts persuade her to open the Charmed Pie Shoppe.
Ella Mae has run-ins with her old nemesis and her old crush but when her rolling pin is found at the scene where her nemesis' fiancé is found dead, her reputation is at stake and Ella Mae needs to find her actually committed the murder. During her investigation, she is busy baking all sorts of delicious sounding concoctions and her special ingredients are hard to distinguish.
There are many characters in this new series but they are introduced easily along with the clues that lead to the resolution. Sure wish this pie shop was in my town!