Peaches And Schemes

Peaches And Schemes : A Georgia B&B Mystery

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In Anna Gerard's third delightful Georgia B&B mystery, Nina Fleet learns that despite the satin, lace, and buttercream trappings, weddings often prove to be anything but sweet...

Nina Fleet might be new to the innkeeping business, but she's savvy enough to know that Cymbeline's tourists aren't enough to keep her fledgling bed and breakfast going. And so, Nina decides to tap into the destination wedding market by taking a booth at the Veils and Vanities Bridal Expo. The twice-yearly event is sponsored by the town's two wedding pros: Virgie Hamilton, the sixtysomething owner of Virgie's Formals, and Roxanna Quarry, a Gen X event planner and Nina's new friend. But everything goes wrong during the expo's fashion show, when Roxanna comes tumbling out of an oversized prop wedding cake, strangled to death by her own scarf.

Virgie is arrested for the crime, thanks to Nina's statement to the police about having overheard the woman accusing her partner of embezzlement. Meanwhile, the situation grows tense with her sometimes nemesis and current tenant, the dashing out-of-work actor Harry Westcott. Harry is concentrating on plugging his most recent side hustle ...but he's not too busy to break the news to Nina that her ex-husband is engaged to be married again.

Certain that Virgie's only offense is a bad temper, Nina decides to do her own investigating. First, however, she and Harry retrieve Roxanna's now ownerless dog, planning to foster him until a new home can be found. But local gossip soon convinces Nina that others beside Virgie might have had reason to murder Roxanna. As Nina gets close to the truth, she's putting her own life at danger. And when Virgie vanishes after being bailed out of jail by an unknown benefactor, Nina fears that if she can't find the dress shop owner in time, tying the knot will take on a whole new meaning for them both.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1 pages
  • 146 x 217 x 30.48mm | 358.34g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1643855840
  • 9781643855844
  • 3,570,612

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Praise for Peaches and Schemes
"Pleasant characters...Cozy fans will find plenty to like."
--Publishers Weekly

A nice combination of mystery, Southern charm, and budding romance.

"Inherently riveting . . . A fully entertaining read from cover to cover."
--Midwest Book Review

Another solid novel in the series set in the Georgia B&B.
--Red Carpet Crash

Readers will instantly fall in love with the Georgia B & B Mystery series by Anna Gerard.
--Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Praise for Peachy Scream
"A fun read...Her writing style flows easily with some humor sprinkled throughout the story."

"A delightful read that is perfect for lovers of Shakespeare."
--San Francisco Book Review

"Delightful reading, entertaining and exciting with a dash of humor."
--Midwest Book Review

"Explosive with excitement...A great series to escape into."
--Cozy Mystery Book Review

Praise for Peach Clobbered
"Gerard has honed her craft, and it shows.
--Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries

"An engaging mystery with whimsical characters, a house to die for, and the most lovable dog ever! Gerard has created the perfect cozy read."
--Susan Furlong, author of the Georgia Peach mysteries

"Filled with Southern charm."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Bright and breezy...Gerard provides it all."
--Publishers Weekly

Humor, an engaging cast, interesting details about running a B&B, and the nicely evoked small-town Georgia setting distinguish this cozy.

Entertaining and downright fun...Definitely another series that is sure to grab fans!
--Suspense Magazine

A perfect armchair vacation of a book.

"An engaging read with vibrant characters. Anna Gerard's Peach Clobbered is chock full of fun.
--Maggie Toussaint, award-winning author

"Sure to be a blockbuster series."
--Karla Brandenburg, award-winning author

"Anna Gerard writes with a skillful touch...A cracking-good, page-turning start to a brilliant new series!
--Cheryl Hollon, author of Webb's Glass Shop mysteries

Chock-full of twists and turns, interesting characters and just the right amount of humor...A great summer read or a book club selection.

A superbly crafted and wonderfully entertaining mystery.
--Midwest Book Reviews
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About Anna Gerard

Anna Gerard is a member of Mystery Writers of America and was the 2018 Chapter President of the Florida chapter of MWA. She also belongs to the Cat Writers' Association and the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. A native Texan, she now lives in the West Palm Beach area with her husband, dogs, cats, and a few beehives.
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253 ratings
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5 35% (89)
4 47% (118)
3 17% (43)
2 1% (2)
1 0% (1)
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