I am excited to share with you the cover for the fifth book in the “Five-Ingredient” mystery series from Kensington Books, coming July 31, 2018.
As warm April weather brings boaters to the Chesapeake Bay, Val is swamped managing her café and catering themed dinners. When she asks her grandfather to help her cater a ten-course meal on a yacht, recreating the last dinner served on the Titanic, he predicts disaster. . .
On the anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking, the hostess welcomes the guests aboard the yacht with her favorite snack, s’mores, and the host tells them they will play a mystery game during dinner. As the guests follow scripts to solve a fictional crime, Val reaches the chilling conclusion that the host is fishing for the culprit in a real crime, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. When the yacht is caught in a squall, someone goes overboard, apparently by accident, though Val suspects foul play. It’s up to Granddad to bring the boat safely back to port and Val to find the killer before s’more murders go down.
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Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a copy of the Five-Ingredient Mystery of your choice (By Cook or by Crook, Scam Chowder, Final Fondue, and The Tell-Tale Tarte). U.S. residents can select either a paperback or an e-book. A winner outside the U.S. will receive an e-book. The giveaway will end January 10, 2018. Good luck everyone!
About the author
Maya (Mary Ann) Corrigan lives in Virginia, an easy drive from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the setting for her Five-Ingredient Mysteries: By Cook or by Crook, Scam Chowder, Final Fondue, and The Tell-Tale Tarte. The series features café manager and caterer Val Deniston, who solves murders with her live-wire grandfather in a Chesapeake Bay tourist town. Each book includes five suspects, five clues, and Granddad’s five-ingredient recipes. Before taking up a life of crime on the page, Maya taught courses in writing, American literature, and detective fiction at Georgetown University and NOVA Community College.
Visit Maya’s website, mayacorrigan.com, for book news and trivia about classic mysteries. She loves hearing from readers.