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Laura, Catriona, and possibly Agatha
August in Lake Potawatomi, Wisconsin, always means one thing: the annual baking contest. Picture The Great British Baking Show writ Midwestern. It’s a huge draw for the upper crust of Wisconsin pastry aficionados. And, of course, bon vivant baker-turned-mystery-writer Teddie St. John has a pie in the ring. The white vinyl baking tent boasts an array of folding tables housing each entrant’s daily baked goods. And at one of those tables sits the corpse of the head judge, his face half-buried in a delectable coconut cream pie. The body in question belonged to notorious Les Morris, who had a well-earned reputation for lechery. Now, Les is no more. But unfortunately, by his side lies Teddie’s distinctive embossed rolling pin…covered with blood. Teddie’s chances of winning plummet when she’s suspected of killing the head judge.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Agatha-Award-nominated mystery author Laura Jensen Walker is the author of 20 books–both fiction and non-fiction. A former Sacramento Bee reporter, Laura has loved mysteries since reading Trixie Belden in the fourth grade. Her first cozy mystery, MURDER MOST SWEET, dubbed “fearlessly funny” released in 2020 and is nominated for a 2021 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She is also the author of HOPE, FAITH, & A CORPSE, and DEADLY DELIGHTS. Laura lives in Sacramento with her Renaissance-man husband and their spaniel-mix Mellie, the alpha female in the house.
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Nick’s Cove Owner Dena Grunt
Northern California’s historic Nick’s Cove restaurant brings you the finest in seasonal farm-to-table and seafood cuisine.
Nick’s Cove, perched alongside beautiful Tomales Bay, opened its doors in the 1930s and has been a Northern California destination ever since. Table with a View: The History and Recipes of Nick’s Cove celebrates the historic restaurant, bar, and inn’s award-winning cuisine, which features fresh seafood, locally sourced meats, and seasonal produce from their on-site farm and garden, the Croft. Inspired by the area’s serene natural beauty and abundant resources, the restaurant’s dishes reflect the perfect combination of comfort and refinement, embracing an elegant approach to hearty farm-to-table cuisine. From new takes on classics such as Oysters Nickerfeller and Crab Benedict to hearty fare like Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese and Seared Duck with Blackberry Sauce, Table with a View is much more than a cookbook—it’s a celebration of a cultural heritage in a region shaped largely by its culinary bounty.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dena Grunt is president of Highway 1 Hospitality and oversees all aspects of operations at the company’s Northern California businesses. She lives in Petaluma, California, with her husband and son.