#5 in Claudia Bishop's 'Hemlock Falls Mystery series'
The Quilliam sisters Quill and Meg are glad to escape Hemlock Falls' snow and cold weather with a trip to tropical Palm Beach, sponsored by a rich divorcee for her new "charity". Meg hopes to earn a chef's "third star" at the charity's Institute for Fine Foods, and Quill will teach a management seminar. The sisters soon learn they are caught in the middle of a war between the the charity's spiteful sponsor and her enraged, immensely powerful ex-husband. As the fighting surrounding this "charity" for rich divorcees escalates, Quill and Meg become embroiled in sinister feuds and murder. The sisters set out to find the killer in this sunny Florida setting that seems like paradise . . . but where smiles can be as artificial as the facelifts of the charity's youth-conscious attendees.
Recipe for Omelet Suzette included.
on the Hemlock Falls Mystery series:
"Always a great reading experience."
- The Best Reviews
"Offbeat … intriguing … The reader can settle in Hemlock Falls comfortably."
- The Armchair Detective
"Fine local color and interesting characters."
- Murder ad lib
"Claudia Bishop writes an enthralling amateur-sleuth mystery."
- The Best Reviews
"An entertaining, quirky, and offbeat mystery … A special treat for amateur sleuth lovers."
- Midwest Book Reviews
on other works by the author:
"Engaging and charismatic … a breath of fresh air."
- Publishers Weekly (re the author's "Defending Angels" series)
“Stanton writes with a sure hand."
- Orson Scott Card
“A wonderful book” … “It is also required reading … for all animal lovers.”
- Gene Wolfe (on THE HEAVENLY HORSE FROM THE OUTERMOST WEST)
“If you loved WATERSHIP DOWN … this is the fantasy book for you: lovingly detailed, heart-quickening.”
- Jane Yolen (on THE HEAVENLY HORSE FROM THE OUTERMOST WEST)
about the author:
Claudia Bishop (Mary Stanton) writes the popular Hemlock Falls mysteries from her farm in upstate New York, where she is surrounded by great vineyards, wonderful restaurants, and the incredible beauty of the Finger Lakes. In the cold winter months, she lives in a small house in West Palm Beach, Florida. She can be reached at her website, www.claudiabishop.com.