Lemon Pies and Little White LiesLemon Pies and Little White Lies by Ellery Adams is the fourth book in the “Charmed Pie Shoppe” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, April 2015

After Pecan Pies and Homicides comes another tangy slice of life—and death—in a charmed, and charming, small town.

Ella Mae LeFaye’s Charmed Pie Shoppe has become a phenomenon beyond her wildest dreams, providing the enchanted town of Havenwood, Georgia, with spellbinding desserts and magical pies. Her personal life is also heating up as she takes on the responsibilities of leadership within her magical community. In fact, the only thing weighing her down is the fact that handsome Hugh Dylan won’t return her calls.

Still, when Havenwood is rocked by a series of mysterious deaths, Ella Mae must put romantic longings aside—especially when she realizes that the mystical symbols left at each crime scene are dangerously personal. Now she will have to whip up all her supernatural skills to uncover a killer out to settle an ancient score—before the murderer devastates everything Ella Mae is determined to protect.

This is another gem in the Ellery Adams arsenal of mystery loving books, which warms the cockles of my heart, always leaving me in comfort. Ellery has done it again by delivering a dynamic story where the relationship between Ella Mae, her family, her friends and the *special* people of Havenwood takes center stage, this while trying to solve the murder and the threat on her family. I really enjoyed the flow of this drama and how every scene, every dialogue, every action leads up for the climatic showdown that Ella Mae must face. Everyone is back in this character-driven and delightfully charming tale and I can’t wait to see what new opportunities and adventures will present itself to Ella Mae and the people of Havenwood in the next book in this wonderfully terrific series.

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