Sadie Hoffmiller and her daughter, Breanna, have gone to England to visit Liam, Breanna's boyfriend. He's been living in the States but family obligations have led him back to the country of his birth. On the day Sadie and Breanna are scheduled to fly back to America, they make a most interesting discovery - a man stabbed through the chest with a fireplace poker.
The police - such as they are - ask Sadie and Breanna to delay their flight home. While Sadie is a little put out by the delay, she can't deny her excitement over another mystery to solve. Armed with a cell phone and a notebook, she begins asking questions of the family and staff - oh, and taking over the estate kitchen, too. And if she happens to help along her daughter's budding romance, well, that's just icing on the cake.
I'm not sure whether to keep Josi's books on my fiction shelf or my cookbook shelf. Each of the recipes sound wonderful, while also being down to earth - you don't have to hunt down strange ingredients to make them, or buy unusual appliances and kitchen gizmos. And when they come along with a fun and interesting story, you really can't go wrong.
Contest - Josi sent me an extra copy of English Trifle for a giveaway, and you can enter to win. Visit Josi's website and find out the name of her first published book. Then e-mail me that title at firstname.lastname@example.org All correct answers will be entered in a drawing, and on Thursday night at 6 pm MST, I will announce the winner. Good luck - and happy eating - er, reading!