Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster

Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster

by A. Gardner


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From #1 bestselling culinary cozy mystery author A. Gardner comes another Poppy Peters adventure...

Reluctant sleuth Poppy Peters is back in Georgia, and her last semester of pastry school is no icing on the cake when a body is discovered at the local farmer's market, and the murder weapon has Poppy's name on it. Not to mention, the victim belonged to a deadly southern crime family. Now, Poppy is being tailed by the mafia, and it doesn't help that the school's new pastry instructor has her working with her worst rival. But after a heart-stopping car chase, a frightening discovery at an old jam factory, and a spontaneous trip to New Orleans, Poppy discovers a secret that makes her past feats look like a piece of peach pie. Poppy's chances of making it to graduation day are about to go up in flames just like her Bananas Foster.
**Recipes included!**

Poppy Peters Mysteries:
Southern Peach Pie & A Dead Guy (book #1)
Chocolate Macaroons and a Dead Groom (book #2)
Ice Cream Bombes and Stolen Thongs (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)
Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster (book #3)

What critics are saying:

"A sweet and satisfying mystery that will leave you hungry for more! A. Gardner's Poppy Peters Mysteries have earned a place on my keeper shelf!"
-Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author

"A charming cozy mystery featuring likable characters. A. Gardner does a marvelous job at keeping the storyline fresh and entertaining. I look forward to seeing what surprises A. Gardner has in store for us next!"
-Fresh Fiction

"I defy anyone to read this and not want a piece of pie. This is a book that can probably be finished in one sitting which is a good thing, because it will give you time to try your hand at something to satisfy those cravings. I do know that I plan to bring fresh baked cookies and a glass of milk with me when I read the next book in this series."
-Madderly Review

"One of the best perks of summer is eating a warm slice of Georgia peach pie. Throw in a murder and you've got the makings of a juicy cozy mystery. Southern Peach Pie and a Dead Guy: A Poppy Peters Mystery by debut author A. Gardner is a delicious e-book."
-MomTrends, Ebook Pick for Summer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519519740
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/27/2015
Series: Poppy Peters Series , #3
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

A. Gardner is a native westerner exploring the sweet bites of the south. After years of working in the healthcare industry, she moved across the country with her husband and adventurous baby boy. She is a mystery and romance writer with a serious cupcake obsession and a love of storytelling that began at an early age. When she is not writing, she is either chasing after her son, out for a swim, trying out a new recipe, or painting her nails bright blue.

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Bananas Foster and a Dead Mobster 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harridan94 More than 1 year ago
This cozy mystery stars Poppy Peters, culinary student, who unfortunately seems to stumble into murder scenes while trying to succeed at her schoolwork. She is aided by her good friend, Bree, her classmate (and rival) Georgina, and an erstwhile friend/boyfriend, Cole. She frequently runs afoul of the local Detective, Derek Reid, by snooping and interrupting the investigation scenes. During this mystery, Poppy and classmates are at a Whole Food Market demonstrating their pastry making skills when a patron is found stabbed in the back. It is determined he is a member of organized crime. Poppy's culinary knife is the murder weapon, which fuels her attempts to solve the mystery. There are several secondary characters who are involved in pushing the plot forward, such as Chef Otto and the Soap Sisters, who appear to have motives for the murder. This is a cute story, with really mild sexual content ( a couple of kisses) and a bit of violence ( nothing really graphic) The ending is satisfying and surprising. I also enjoyed the recipes at the end of the book. I recommend this book.
tjbg More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked the characters and found this book to be a fun read!
Serenitea More than 1 year ago
Pleasant, cozy mystery. The way characters talk sometimes does not seem likely for either the south, or the northwest, where Poppy is from. I've lived both places. Mystery was a bit unlikely, in my opinion, but I enjoyed it over all.
tiltron More than 1 year ago
Poppy, now in bakery chef school, finds her knife has been stolen and used to murder a man. Much to Detective Reid’s dismay she helps find the murderer. The story has numerous twists that keep the reader guessing and not wanting to put the book down until done. The ending has several unexpected surprises without making the reader feeling like there is more to the story.
Lacey623 More than 1 year ago
really enjoyed reading this book. Poppy is a real sleuth but why does she always find the bodies? The story unfolds around my favorite When it comes to Poppy with food comes mayhem and murder and this book doesn't let you down. There are surprises and twists all throughout this book and legitimate concern for the characters. to the end for the biggest and best surprise yet....RECIPES!!!! Always a crowd favorite. Make a recipe and enjoy while perusing the pages of the mystery
charleneC More than 1 year ago
love poppy peters! after a mobster is killed with her knife Poppy is off to figure out who did it. A fun book and a fun series! love the recipes! You will love this quick read, it will keep your interest and make you want more. There are twists and turns . mystery and romance what more could you ask for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not one murder but two! Many surprise twists and turns, throw in some romance and you have a book you won’t be able to put down. PLUS recipes that sound wonderful.
Sibohan_Nightfire More than 1 year ago
"A quirky mystery that makes me want to go to Georgia and New Orleans just to check out the areas of interest. If I was involved in a crime I would Love Poppy to be on my side...!