Delphi, South Dakota is a dusty little prairie town, the kind people drive through on their way to bigger cities. But as Tory Bauer, middle-aged, widowed, overweight, cranky waitress might say, “Everything that happens in big towns, happens here too. We just don’t look as good naked.”
In Funeral Food, the first of six mysteries featuring the crew at the Delphi Café, Tory would like nothing more than to get through the hot June days waiting tables, and her nights reading mysteries and thinking about the married Stu McKee. The last thing she wants is to be involved with a real-life mystery, but when a handsome young Mormon Missionary is found, dead, in the café’s mop closet, Tory is drawn into the investigation, and what she discovers shakes the foundations of her small town world.