Peaches and Schemes: A Georgia B&B Mystery by Anna Gerard
About Peaches and Schemes
Peaches and Schemes: A Georgia B&B Mystery Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (May 11, 2021) Hardcover: 304 pages ISBN-10: 1643855840 ISBN-13: 978-1643855844 Digital ASIN: B08FZLH8HS
In Anna Gerard’s third delightful Georgia B&B mystery, Nina Fleet learns that despite the satin, lace, and buttercream trappings, weddings often prove to be anything but sweet…
Nina Fleet might be new to the innkeeping business, but she’s savvy enough to know that Cymbeline’s tourists aren’t enough to keep her fledgling bed and breakfast going. And so, Nina decides to tap into the destination wedding market by taking a booth at the Veils and Vanities Bridal Expo. The twice-yearly event is sponsored by the town’s two wedding pros: Virgie Hamilton, the sixtysomething owner of Virgie’s Formals, and Roxanna Quarry, a Gen X event planner and Nina’s new friend. But everything goes wrong during the expo’s fashion show, when Roxanna comes tumbling out of an oversized prop wedding cake, strangled to death by her own scarf.
Virgie is arrested for the crime, thanks to Nina’s statement to the police about having overheard the woman accusing her partner of embezzlement. Meanwhile, the situation grows tense with her sometimes nemesis and current tenant, the dashing out-of-work actor Harry Westcott. Harry is concentrating on plugging his most recent side hustle …but he’s not too busy to break the news to Nina that her ex-husband is engaged to be married again.
Certain that Virgie’s only offense is a bad temper, Nina decides to do her own investigating. First, however, she and Harry retrieve Roxanna’s now ownerless dog, planning to foster him until a new home can be found. But local gossip soon convinces Nina that others beside Virgie might have had reason to murder Roxanna. As Nina gets close to the truth, she’s putting her own life at danger. And when Virgie vanishes after being bailed out of jail by an unknown benefactor, Nina fears that if she can’t find the dress shop owner in time, tying the knot will take on a whole new meaning for them both.
About Anna Gerard
DIANE A.S. STUCKART began her writing career in the 1990s as the critically acclaimed author of historical romance under the names Alexa Smart and Anna Gerard. She later switched to the mystery genre and is the NYT bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries (written as Ali Brandon) and the award-winning Leonardo da Vinci historical mysteries. Her Tarot Cats Mystery series launched in 2018 with FOOL’S MOON. Her Georgia B&B Mystery series (also written as Anna Gerard) debuted in 2019 with PEACH CLOBBERED. Kirkus Reviews describes that book as “Filled with Southern charm and enough ditzy characters to keep readers guessing and laughing.” Book 3 in that series, PEACHES AND SCHEMES—her 17th published novel—will be on the shelves May 2021.Author Links https://www.dianestuckart.com/ https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatMysteries https://bookloversbench.com/ Purchase Links – Amazon – B&N a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js TOUR PARTICIPANTS May 3 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT May 3 – Reading Reality – REVIEW May 3 – My Journey Back the Journey Back – CHARACTER GUEST POST May 4 – Novels Alive – AUTHOR INTERVIEW May 4 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW May 4 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT May 5 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT May 5 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST May 5 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT May 5 – Reading Is My SuperPower– REVIEW May 6 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW May 6 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – GUEST POST May 6 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW May 7 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY May 7 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – GUEST POST May 8 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT May 8 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT May 8 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT May 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW May 9 – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – AUTHOR INTERVIEW May 10 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW, INDIVIDUAL GIVEAWAY May 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST May 10 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW May 11 – Diane Reviews Books – REVIEW May 11 – Ascroft, eh? – AUTHOR INTERVIEW May 11 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT May 12 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW May 12 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT May 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners