Recipes for Love and Murder

Recipes for Love and Murder : A Tannie Maria Mystery

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'Vivid, amusing and immensely enjoyable . . . A triumph' Alexander McCall Smith

Meet Tannie Maria: A woman who likes to cook a lot and write a little. Tannie Maria writes recipes for a column in her local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette.

One Sunday morning, as Maria savours the breeze through the kitchen window whilst making apricot jam, she hears the screech and bump that announces the arrival of her good friend and editor Harriet. What Maria doesn't realise is that Harriet is about to deliver the first ingredient in two new recipes (recipes for love and murder) and a whole basketful of challenges.

A delicious blend of intrigue, milk tart and friendship, join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 214 x 27mm | 407g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1782116451
  • 9781782116455
  • 236,864

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A vivid, amusing and immensely enjoyable read . . . A triumph ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
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A vivid, amusing and immensely enjoyable read . . . A triumph -- ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH Detection, recipes and a cracking mystery set in South Africa make this an irresistable, page-turning debut novel * * Woman and Home * * Funny and sweet - but it has a hard edge and doesn't skirt the difficult subjects of South Africa's history or the region's huge problem with domestic violence. It's a culinary and linguistic treat too . . . The story includes recipes - and has a pleasing bite -- CATHY RENTZENBRINK * * The Bookseller, Fiction Editor's Choice * * Chock full of good food and interesting characters -- KERRY GREENWOOD Featuring a chef-turned agony aunt as the likeable heroine. There are similarities to the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books, but this has darker undertones * * Good Housekeeping, Thriller of the Month * * "an irresistible, page-turning debut novel" * * Woman & Home * *
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About Sally Andrew

Sally Andrew lives in a mud-brick house on a nature reserve in the Klein Karoo, with her man and other wildlife (including a giant eland and a secretive leopard). Recipes for Love & Murder is her first novel.
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1,791 ratings
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4 44% (796)
3 24% (421)
2 5% (81)
1 2% (40)
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