Bread Over Troubled Water

Bread Over Troubled Water

by Winnie Archer

Narrated by Emily Durante

Unabridged — 6 hours, 59 minutes

Bread Over Troubled Water

Bread Over Troubled Water

by Winnie Archer

Narrated by Emily Durante

Unabridged — 6 hours, 59 minutes

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Overview

Photographer Ivy Culpepper is soon to make a home with her husband-to-be in the California beach town of Santa Sofia-but the Yeast of Eden bakery remains her second home. It's not just a place to work, but a community-and now one member of the community has been murdered. A regular who used Yeast of Eden as a workspace, Josh Prentiss always turned heads with his startlingly good looks and thousand-watt smile. But Ivy can't help noticing one morning that he seems distracted and off his game. Later, during a visit to the park where she and Miguel plan to hold their engagement party-with plenty of baked goods on the menu-her rescue pug, Agatha, sniffs out Josh lying in a bed of poppies...scone cold dead. There's no reason for Ivy to get involved. She's busy enough holding down the fort while the shop's owner, Olaya, cares for her recently orphaned niece-not to mention the stress when a new employee is fired and storms out in a rage. Then a band of rabble-rousers starts picketing the bakery, claiming that Olaya's sourdough roll is what killed Josh, and Ivy hears some salacious gossip about her beloved boss. She doesn't think there's a grain of truth to the seedy rumors-but to prove it, she'll have to start sleuthing...

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Kirkus Reviews

2022-11-16
Things heat up fast when a baker investigates a customer’s murder.

Josh Prentiss is a longtime fixture at Yeast of Eden, Olaya Solis’ artisan bread shop. Most mornings, he orders a pastry and coffee, then holds court at one of the shop’s tables, greeting his many friends and conducting business via cellphone. So when Josh is murdered and the authorities speculate that the poison that killed him might have been introduced in a bite of bread, the citizens of Santa Sofia are outraged. First they storm the bakery, and then they boycott. Olaya fears for her livelihood. That’s when Ivy Culpepper, Olaya’s friend and employee, springs into action. Even before the police decide that bread may not have carried the poison that killed Josh, Ivy begins to unearth evidence that the genial businessman was not what he’d seemed. His estranged wife turns up, asserting that the two were reconciled. So does a bevy of girlfriends, each claiming exclusive rights to Josh’s affections. Even worse, many of the women had invested hefty sums in Josh’s business ventures, money that’s now nowhere to be found. As the web of Josh’s misdeeds grows, so does Ivy’s determination to bring his murderer to justice, much as he may have deserved his deadly fate.

Archer’s heroine sifts through a surfeit of suspects to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940175148313
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 11/29/2022
Series: Bread Shop Mystery Series , #8
Edition description: Unabridged
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