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Shortbread and Sorrow

(2017)
(The fifth book in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series)
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The 5th book in the BESTSELLING Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series!


"I thought for sure I had this one figured out. Obviously, I don't have those great detective skills of Julia!"

When Julia's gran, Dot, wins an all-inclusive spa trip to Scotland, Julia finds it difficult to refuse the offer of a relaxing week away from her cafe. Along with her sister, Sue, they pack up her tiny vintage car and drive all the way from Peridale to Seirbigh Castle, ready to be pampered. The last thing Julia expected was to be caught up in another murder investigation, but when the cruel owner of the family-run spa, Henry McLaughlin, is shot dead, she can't resist ditching the facemasks and massages in favour of cracking the case.

Julia quickly befriends the young cook and talented-baker, Blair, and acquires a job in the kitchen so she can observe the strange family in the wake of the murder. Henry's wife and children are acting suspicious, and with an incompetent young Detective Inspector on the case, Julia makes it her mission to discover the secrets held within the ancient walls before Seirbigh Castle claims another victim.

Book 5 in the Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery series! Can be read as a standalone but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning amateur female sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. Written in British English and 43,000 words long. No cliffhanger, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!

Other books in the series:
1. Pancakes and Corpses
2. Lemonade and Lies
3. Doughnuts and Deception
4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos
5. Shortbread and Sorrow
6. Espresso and Evil
7. Macarons and Mayhem
8. Fruit Cake and Fear
9. Birthday Cake and Bodies
10. Gingerbread and Ghosts
11. Cupcakes and Casualties
12. Blueberry Muffins and Misfortune
13. Ice Cream and Incidents
14. Champagne and Catastrophes
15. Wedding Cake and Woes

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Used availability for Agatha Frost's Shortbread and Sorrow

Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shortbread and Sorrow (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery)
Author(s): Agatha Frost
ISBN: 1-5213-3506-0 / 978-1-5213-3506-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shortbread and Sorrow (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 5)
Author(s): Agatha Frost
Publisher: Pink Tree Publishing LTD
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU