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Against the Currant by Olivia Matthews

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Also by Olivia Matthews:

Against the Currant, February 2023
Paperback
Murder By Page One, April 2021
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Murder by Page One: A Peach Coast Library Mystery, March 2021
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Against the Currant
Olivia Matthews

A Spice Isle Bakery Mystery #1
St. Martin's Paperbacks
February 2023
On Sale: January 24, 2023
Featuring: Lyndsay Murray; Claudio Fabrizi
304 pages
ISBN: 1250839041
EAN: 9781250839046
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Mystery Cozy | Mystery Amateur Sleuth

In Olivia Matthews's Against the Currant, the first Spice Isle Bakery Mystery, investigating a murder was never supposed to be on the menu…

Little Caribbean, Brooklyn, New York: Lyndsay Murray is opening Spice Isle Bakery with her family, and it’s everything she’s ever wanted. The West Indian bakery is her way to give back to the community she loves, stay connected to her Grenadian roots, and work side-by-side with her family. The only thing getting a rise out of Lyndsay is Claudio Fabrizi, a disgruntled fellow bakery owner who does not want any competition.

On opening day, he comes into the bakery threatening to shut them down. Fed up, Lyndsay takes him to task in front of what seems to be the whole neighborhood. So when Claudio turns up dead a day later—murdered—Lyndsay is unfortunately the prime suspect. To get the scent of suspicion off her and her bakery, Lyndsay has to prove she’s innocent—under the watchful eyes of her overprotective brother, anxious parents, and meddlesome extended family—what could go wrong?

 

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2 comments posted.

Re: Against the Currant

hii
(Aditya's Blog 1:31am January 23)

I wanted this book to be as spicy as the name of Lynd’s
bakery and it just wasn’t. While the colorful descriptions
of the background and the tempting aromas were there they
just didn’t evoke much of a response from me unfortunately.
The whodunit portion of the cozy didn’t provide a satisfying
reveal for me as well.
(
Valeri A Sullivan 10:27pm January 24)

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