Friday, July 25, 2014

Pies and Peril by Janel Gradowski

It is a pleasure to have with us today the Delightful Janel Gradowski!! Her new book Pies and Peril is out and it was a great read for foodies everywhere!

Pies & Peril (A Culinary Competition Mystery)

Book Description

 July 4, 2014
"Janel Gradowski may be a debut author, but her style is more seasoned than a pumpkin pie! This is one book that will leave you hungry for more."
~Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling mystery author

When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead—a raspberry pie smashed on her face! Mandy Jo made fantastic pies, but she accumulated more enemies than baking trophies. But when Amy receives a note threatening her own life, she decides to do some investigating herself.

It seems that half the town has a reason to kill the mean pie queen, and Amy finds herself sifting through a list of suspects that's longer than her list of recipes. Not to mention playing cupid for her love-shy best friend, fending off a baker intent on finding out her prize-winning culinary secrets, and ducking the deadly attentions of Mandy Jo's killer. If Amy doesn't find out who wanted the pie queen dead soon, her own goose may be cooked!

**Recipes included!** 

my review:

Amy Ridley will warm her way into your heart and fill your stomach in the process. With humor and wit this delicious whodunit will keep you foodies reading and solving the murder until the end. You will not want to put this one down!! I enjoyed this book very much and was glad to be asked to review it. 

Janel Gradowski lives in a land that looks like a cold weather fashion accessory, the mitten-shaped state of Michigan. She is a wife and mom to two kids and one Golden Retriever. Her journey to becoming an author is littered with odd jobs like renting apartments to college students and programming commercials for an AM radio station. Somewhere along the way she also became a beadwork designer and teacher. She enjoys cooking recipes found in her formidable cookbook and culinary fiction collection. Searching for unique treasures at art fairs, flea markets and thrift stores is also a favorite pastime. Coffee is an essential part of her life. She writes the Culinary Competition Mystery Series, along with The Bartonville Series (women’s fiction) and the 6:1 Series (flash fiction). She has also had many short stories published in both online and print publications.

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If you haven't read this , it is a must read for foodies everywhere!! 


  1. I am excited to read this one, I have it on my Kindle. :-)

  2. Hi Shelley! Thanks for being a part of the tour. I'm so glad you liked Pies & Peril!

  3. I'll have to find this one for my Kindle. I love cozies about baking contests! Pretty much any cozies dealing with food.

    Angie Young

  4. Can't wait to read this. I have this on my Kindle.


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