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A PIE IN THE HAND
by Violet McCloud
Pacific Cliffs is the place to be if you like beaches, breathtaking views, hand pies, the best burritos in town, all served with a side of murder.
Young widow Chloe Cotton moved into town to get away from her past, a past that seemed to haunt her every move. Her husband’s death was a shock and very hard to move on from. Pacific Cliffs holds both the home she inherited from her aunt and, since they never visited together, no memories of Erik. Her high school sweetheart was smart enough to take out a life insurance policy even when she scoffed that they would have many decades together. His foresight has allowed her to set up shop, and by shop, she means a beachside hand cart where she can sell her hand pies in every flavor imaginable. She will never forget him, but Erik would want her to move forward, so she’s trying!
Life is on the upswing...except one thing...
Richard Beckham won’t leave her alone. He nags her day and night to sell the house her aunt left her, but Chloe’s not budging, not for all the chai lattes in the world.
When she goes at the beginning of the tourist season to retrieve her handcart from storage, she stumbles onto something she didn’t bargain for. Richard’s cold, dead body on the floor.
And every finger is pointed at Chloe.
She has to solve the murder and get herself out of trouble all while keeping her tiny business afloat. This is not quite the cliffside getaway she imagined.
Not even close.
If you like clean, cozy mysteries with a quirky but strong sleuth, sweet pets, delicious food and tons of red herrings, the Pacific Pies Cozy Mysteries series is for you.