English Trifle (Culinary Murder Mysteries Series #2)

English Trifle (Culinary Murder Mysteries Series #2)

by Josi S. Kilpack

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Things to do in England:

  • Visit Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and the London Zoo
  • Take the Jack the Ripper tour—creepy!
  • Sample authentic English scones and crumpets
  • Discover a dead body

What begins as a holiday trip for amateur sleuth and cooking aficionado Sadie Hoffmiller and her daughter, Breanna, turns into a bizarre mystery when they discover a dead body in the sitting room of an English manor. Breanna's boyfriend, Liam, is heir to both the family title and the family estate of Southgate, where everyone seems to have a secret . . . or two. When the body in the sitting room disappears, Sadie and Breanna are stranded at the estate until the police can clear them to leave. With their departure delayed, they might as well solve the murder.

Armed with a jogging whistle, her personal recipe collection, and an unfailing sense of American justice, Sadie begins her own investigation to find the killer. But as Sadie uncovers layer after layer of misdirection, secrets, and outright lies, she wonders if anyone is telling the truth—or if the case is really as hopeless as it appears to be.

Take a missing family fortune, toss in a secret romance, mix with a mysterious murder, and this is one vacation Sadie will never forget.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606411216
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2009
Series: Culinary Murder Mysteries Series , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Josi S. Kilpack is the author of twenty-five novels--including the twelve-book Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series--one cookbook, and has been part of several coauthored projects and anthologies. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents of four children.

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English Trifle: A Culinary Mystery 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very good book, keeps you guessing. Love how they added in recipes
knittingmomof3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From My Blog...Sadie has a nose for posh nosh as well as murder and stumbles across both while visiting England. English Trifle by Josi S. Kilpack is the second in her Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery series and is quite delightful. With only a few more hours until their flight departed, Sadie Hoffmiller and her daughter Breanna found themselves in the sitting room of Southgate Estate awaiting Liam, Breanna's boyfriend and heir to an Earldom. While taking a turn about the room they encounter John Henry, the nurse to Liam's ailing father William, skewered to the wall with a fireplace poker. Unfortunately no one believes their witness since someone removed his body and according to the staff, no one saw or heard anything. Waiting to give their statement, Sadie and her daughter Breanna miss their flight home, leaving them stranded in the ninth Earl of Garnett's home, Southgate Estate, long outstaying their welcome, if they are judging the staff correctly. Sadie wants to know what happened to the body and who had motive to not only kill this man but to remove all traces of the crime. Kilpack delivers another charming and intriguing mystery along with recipes, each sounding more delicious than the previous one. Her main characters are charming and face some rather standoffish staff members who would prefer to see Sadie and Breana off. Each staff member as well as the guests at Southgate Estate appear to have secrets of their own, making it all the more difficult to determine who has done what, if anything. While English Trifle is the second in her series, it can be read as a stand alone novel, however the first novel, Lemon Tart and the third novel Devil's Food Cake must be mentioned for those readers who like a good mystery series, especially with a culinary twist and prefer to read a series in order. I recommend English Trifle for anyone looking for a quaint mystery to curl up and enjoy.
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MamaRio More than 1 year ago
This was better than the first! shared scones with work mates, now they want to read and enjoy..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second Sadie book I have read. Like in Lemon Tart, I enjoyed the well written mystery and loved the recipes, but Sadie seriously gets on my nerves. She is a busybody to the nth degree who fully believes she knows better than everyone else on every single topic. I found myself wanting her to get a smack down and be put in her place multiple times throughout the books. With a character like this you either need to be able to love them or love to hate them.....not find them so annoying that you don't want to continue reading. I much prefer the Hannah Swenson series by Jo Anne Fluke
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JordanMcC More than 1 year ago
English Trifle is the second of the Sadie Hoffmiller mysteries, but since I won a copy of it, I got to read it first. I found English Trifle completely absorbing! I devoured this book. (I know, I know, very punny.) But seriously, I loved the twists and turns in the plot, very few of which I saw coming. And it's always fun to romp in the English countryside. As always, Sadie's a bit on the preachy side, though I found her less so in this book than in Lemon Tart. And the recipes look wonderful! I made the eponymous trifle for my husband (he lived in Scotland for a few years and had fond memories of that dish). He loved it!
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CChesley More than 1 year ago
The next installment in Sadie's mystery series, after Lemon Tart, is English Trifle. And I liked it better than the first. This time Sadie and her daughter are in England and find a body over tea. Full of clever dialogue, compelling characters and solid mystery, English Trifle is one of the best books I've read in a while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R u guys having like....a moment....cuz i can leave *points behind herself nervously
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing Read it right now
Shelli22 More than 1 year ago
English Trifle was a reader's delight! It was so enjoyable that as I read the book I had to tell my husband the story all the way along! I love all of Josi Kilpack's books, but this one was especially fun! Full of mystery and suspense without any gore. The reader is given just enough clues to not shock us when we find out "who did it", but not enough to give it away too early either. I can't wait to read Devil's Food Cake!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best mysteries I have read in quite some time. It goes along the lines of the more classic mysteries where subtle clues are left leading you to the culprit but obvious clues lead you to suspect the incorrect person. It is charming and witty, the heroine is not your run of the mill middle 20's woman, Sadie is a recipe loving widow with a 20 something daughter. One of my favorite parts of the book was the recipes. The Lemon tart from the first book was heavenly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a childrens book