This past weekend, I had the honor to do a book signing at my local brick and mortar bookstore -- Books-A-Million in the North Hanover Mall in Pennsylvania. It was such a pleasure seeing how busy the store was in a market where it is so easy to one-click to purchase any book online. Pam, the store manager, said that they still have their regular customers who prefer to shop and actually touch the books they are considering.
I had a great day meeting new friends and building on already-established social media friendships. It was so good being surrounded by the written words of so many authors who work tirelessly to provide good reading materials on all interest and reading levels.
Daisy’s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania’s Amish country is known for its elegant finger foods—but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer . . .
Restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, is about to visit Daisy’s Tea Garden, and Daisy and Aunt Iris are simmering with anxiety. A bad word from the culinary curmudgeon could really hurt their business, but Daisy tries to stay confident. After all, how can he resist her cucumber sandwiches with pimento spread—not to mention the cheesy cauliflower soup and strawberry walnut salad?
Schumaker takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea service is done, which Daisy hopes is a good sign. But when he perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly. Considering a threat that recently appeared on his blog—and whispers of scandal in his past—Daisy has quite an assortment of suspects to sift through . . .