Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Lemon Tart by Josi Kilpack
This is an adult culinary mystery that I really enjoyed. Usually murder mysteries are not my thing, but this was great. Sadie is a widow, mom of 2 college age kids, a busy volunteer in everything in her small Colorado town, and she loves to cook. She lives in a cul-de-sac, and one day 2 police cars pull into one of the houses in her loop. It is the home of a young, single mother named Anne. She is found murdered in her back yard, her little 3 year old is missing and a Lemon Tart is cooking in her oven. The recipe to the lemon tart is found after chapter one. This kept you guessing who did it until the end, and when she talks about certain recipes that she is making in the book (like baking brownies to apologize to a neighbor for not being able to watch her kids because she was at the police station giving a statement), the recipe is listed at the end of that chapter. Her brownie recipe is divine. I tried it this past weekend. So if you want a fun, clean, mystery, I would highly suggest this one. It was a lot of fun, and I am looking forward to reading her other titles Devil's Food and English Trifle. So if you need a good read and some new recipes, please check this out.