A Call for Kelp

A Call for Kelp

by Bree Baker

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Overview

In the fourth book of the popular Seaside Café Mysteries, A Call for Kelp, Everly Swan's mission to help her aunts with their beekeeping project takes a nasty turn. It's sink or swim for Everly with her most bizarre case yet!

Hitting all the sweet-tea spots, this series is:
  • A delightful Tea Shop and Café Culinary Mystery
  • The ideal cozy beach read
  • Perfect for fans of Laura Childs and Kate Carlisle
  • Everly Swan is busy as a bee running her beachside iced tea shop, and the small island of Charm, North Carolina is abuzz—Mitzi Calgon, an iconic Hollywood actress, is in town! Everly's great-aunts are making a documentary about beekeeping and Mitzi has agreed to help. Aunt Clara and Aunt Fran are determined to save endangered honeybees but soon find themselves in a bind when Mitzi turns up dead. Soon, reporters and fans swarm the island, muddying the water and disrupting the peaceful lives of the townspeople.

    Everly's never been good at minding her own beeswax, so she starts following her own leads and combing through the evidence. Then there's the mystery of Detective Hays—ever since their kiss under the mistletoe, he's been acting distant. And he's annoyingly determined to keep Everly away from the case. With her beekeeping aunts' reputations on the line, the sleuth will stop at nothing to crack the case. But when she receives a cryptic warning to "Bee Careful", Everly realizes that she's gotten herself into a really sticky situation...

    From beekeeping and baking to sniffing out clues, the newest seaside café book from Bree Baker is dangerously sweet—just make sure you don't get stung by this tea cozy's surprise ending!

    INCLUDES DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINK RECIPES

    Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    "There are so many delightful touches and twists in this briskly paced mystery... layered with friendship and blossoming romance, and nimbly plotted to show how crime erupts from greed and ignorance." - Kingdom Books

    "A swarm of bee-centric suspects, a bit of sweet romance, and a surprise sting add up to a honey of a tale. " - Kirkus Reviews

    "A Call for Kelp will keep you turning the pages, make you hungry, and thoroughly entertain you. I highly recommend it!" - Christy's Cozy Corner

    " A fun and entertaining cozy mystery readers will love." - Escape with Dollycas

    "The characters and the ongoing storyline just continues to get better in Bree Baker's series." - Lesa's Book Critique

    "An enchanting cozy mystery with buzzing bees, threatening texts, sharp stings, documentary drama, and tasty teas. " - The Avid Reader

    Kirkus Reviews

    2020-03-02
    An effort to help endangered honeybees ends in murder.

    Movie star Mitzi Calgon has volunteered to provide the voice-over for a documentary on bees as a favor to the Swan sisters, relatives of a long-departed friend. The sisters, Everly Swan’s great-aunts, are bee experts with a reputation as healers, but Everly’s best known for solving murders. When Mitzi is apparently stung to death at a luncheon with hordes of fans who’ve traveled far to see her, Everly is drawn to investigate even after the man she loves, Detective Grady Hays, warns her to leave the case to him. Grady is a widower who gave up a hotshot law enforcement job to move to the Outer Banks. Life there is better for his son, but Grady can’t escape meddling by his wealthy mother-in-law, a former senator whose husband is currently on a secret government mission. Despite her duties at the iced tea shop she owns, Everly still manages to find time for sleuthing. Narrowing her list of suspects from the enormous group of fanatic fans, she focuses on the husband Mitzi was divorcing; his daughter, who worked for Mitzi; and the producer of the documentary. But she can’t exclude stalkers or crazy fans, especially when she starts getting warnings to butt out.

    A swarm of bee-centric suspects, a bit of sweet romance, and a surprise sting add up to a honey of a tale.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781728205724
    Publisher: Sourcebooks
    Publication date: 05/26/2020
    Series: Seaside Cafe Mysteries Series , #4
    Pages: 352
    Sales rank: 48,656
    Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 4.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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