Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Series

Author: Agatha Frost
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ISBN: 9781521936573
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THE BESTSELLING BOOKS 4-6 IN THE PERIDALE CAFE SERIES! TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME!"The Peridale Cafe series is one of the most enjoyable series in the cozy mystery genre!Join Julia South as she continues to develop her relationship with Detective Inspector Barker Brown, teach her lodger and apprentice, Jessie, and get caught up in even more murders in Peridale and beyond! 3 complete BESTSELLING cozy mystery series in 1 book!CHOCOLATE CAKE AND CHAOS (Book 4)A funeral wreath is delivered to Barker's cottage. Is it a prank, or a grim warning? Julia's fears that somebody is trying to kill Barker are confirmed when a dead body with a striking resemblance to him is found on his doorstep the very next day, just as their romance is deepening. Barker might be on temporary suspension from his role as Detective Inspector at the village police station, but that doesn't mean he's short of enemies in Peridale, especially when a dark face from his past arrives in the small village to stir up painful memories. With an unclear list of suspects and motives, Julia vows to keep Barker safe, but can they figure out the puzzle as they work outside of the law in a race against time to stop Barker paying the ultimate price?SHORTBREAD AND SORROW (Book 5)When Julia's gran, Dot, wins an all-inclusive spa trip to Scotland, Julia finds it difficult to refuse the offer of a relaxing week away from her caf�. Along with her sister, Sue, they pack up her tiny vintage car and drive all the way from Peridale to Seirbigh Castle, ready to be pampered. The last thing Julia expected was to be caught up in another murder investigation, but when the cruel owner of the family-run spa, Henry McLaughlin, is shot dead, she can't resist ditching the facemasks and massages in favour of cracking the case.Julia quickly befriends the young cook and talented-baker, Blair, and acquires a job in the kitchen so she can observe the strange family in the wake of the murder. Henry's wife and children are acting suspicious, and with an incompetent young Detective Inspector on the case, Julia makes it her mission to discover the secrets held within the ancient walls before Seirbigh Castle claims another victim.ESPRESSO AND EVIL (Book 6)When a coffee shop opens in the village, Julia is surprised when her customers flock to the new business, leaving her caf� almost empty. A failed protest against the corporate chain store leaves Julia wondering if her caf� can survive, but she suddenly has bigger fish to fry when the owner of the coffee shop is poisoned, and she is framed for his murder.As Julia attempts to clear her name, she is stopped in her tracks when an unwanted familiar face arrives in Peridale. Her past and present crash together, threatening to jeopardise her blossoming relationship with Barker. Julia's history is back to haunt her, and she is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions before it is too late. Somebody is trying to frame Julia for her rival's murder, but can she juggle her most challenging case yet with her complicated love life before she loses more than just her caf�?Parts 4-6 in the Peridale Cafe series! Can be read as standalones but will be enjoyed more as part of the series. A light, cozy mystery read with a cat loving and cafe-owning female amateur sleuth, in a small village setting with quirky characters. No cliffhangers, swearing, gore or graphic scenes!FULL PERIDALE CAFE READING ORDER:1. Pancakes and Corpses2. Lemonade and Lies3. Doughnuts and Deception4. Chocolate Cake and Chaos5. Shortbread and Sorrow6. Espresso and Evil7. Macarons and Mayhem8. Fruit Cake and Fear