The Quiche and the Dead

The Quiche and the Dead
A Pie Town Mystery Book 1
by Kirsten Weiss
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Is Val’s breakfast pie the quiche of death?

Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when

she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting

to start a new life with her fiancé. Five months—and a broken

engagement—later, at least her dream of opening a pie shop has

become a reality. But when one of her regulars keels over at the

counter while eating a quiche, Val feels like she’s living a nightmare.

After the police determine the customer was poisoned, business at Pie Town

drops faster than a fallen crust. Convinced they’re both suspects,

Val’s flaky, seventy-something pie crust maker Charlene drags her

boss into some amateur sleuthing. At first Val dismisses Charlene’s

half-baked hypotheses, but before long the ladies uncover some shady

dealings hidden in fog-bound San Nicholas. Now Val must expose the

truth—before a crummy killer tries to shut her pie hole.

Bleeding Tarts
A Pie Town Mystery Book 2
Val’s new pies are foolproof—but not bulletproof.

Old West ghost towns are as American as apple pie. So what better place

to sponsor a pie-eating contest than the Bar X, a fake ghost town

available for exclusive private events on the edge of Silicon Valley.

Valentine Harris is providing the pies, hoping to boost business for

her struggling Pie Town shop and become a regular supplier for the Bar X.

But no sooner does she arrive in town than a stray bullet explodes the

cherry pie in her hands. And the delicious dessert is not the only

victim. Val finds the Bar X bartender shot dead in an alley. Egged on

by her flaky friend and pie crust specialist, Charlene, Val aims to

draw out the shooter. But solving a real murder in a fake ghost town

won’t be easy as pie. And if Val doesn’t watch her back, her pies

won’t be the only thing filled full of lead . . .

Kirsten Weiss worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of

the former USSR and in South-east Asia. Her experiences abroad

sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and

how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending steampunk suspense,

urban fantasy, and mystery, blending her experiences and imagination

to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures

are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine.

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