Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Book Tour - Review and Giveaway - Plum Deadly by Ellie Grant

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About the Book:

Unjustly accused of cooking the books, Maggie Grady is forced to retreat from her high-flying New York  financial career to the town where she grew up. Her aunt Clara greets her with open arms and a job at the family-owned business that has baked the best pies in the South for over forty years. Unfortunately, while Maggie is determined to return to banking, her reputation there seems permanently in the pits. That is, until her old boss, Lou, visits with news that he’s found the real crook. Before he can reveal the details, though, Maggie finds his body right behind the pie shop.

Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

Plum Deadly Online

My thoughts:
I love cozies that feature desserts and this one captured my attention right from the very beginning.  When Maggie loses her job, she comes back to her Aunt and the Community where she grew up.  She loves her family's Pie Shop ( called Pie in the Sky ).  The Pie Shop is a favorite place for the school kids to hang out after school, and there were many locals who were regulars also.
      Maggie's Aunt wants to teach her how to make the family secret pie crust, but before she gets a chance to learn,.. they discover Maggie's old boss dead near the back door of the shop.  As the investigation continues,  they try to figure out what happened and why...and in the process they hope that they can re-open "Pie in the Sky". 
      With the small-town feel of the story, and the romance that happens, this was a book that was hard to put down!  I recommend it for all cozy mystery fans!  

One of my favorite quotes from the book -"I'll take some sweet tea and some Dangerously Damson pie."  He waggled his eyebrowns. "Sounds exciting. What makes it dangerous?"

Visit Escape with Dollycas for a list of all of the stops for this Tour!

Joining these parties!

"Inspire me Monday" @ Create with Joy
"Brag about it Tuesday @
"Thursday Favorite Things" @ Katherine's Corner
"Cozy Book Hop" @ Reading List
"Friendship Friday" @ Create with Joy

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  1. You really expect me to narrow it down to one favorite? LOL - it really depends on my mood! At the moment a warm slice of pecan pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream sounds divine! :-)

    Create With Joy

  2. My favorite Pie is Lemon Meringue, Pumpkin, Banana Cream, Peach and Apple. (I couldn't choose)

  3. my favorite pie is APPLE!!!
    favorite dessert is CHEESECAKE!!!!

    thank you for the giveaway!!

  4. Blueberry, then apple :) Really most any pie lol pineapple when I can fine it

  5. All the pies that are mentioned sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by everyone!

  6. My favorite pie is apple. It is also my favorite dessert.

  7. Cute cover art! I'd love a slice of hot boysenberry pie with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. It takes me to that "yummy place." Good luck everyone on the giveaway!

  8. Thank you for being part of this tour!!

  9. My favorite dessert is cheesecake, New York Cherry to be exact. Thinking of it makes me want it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Thanks for hosting our blog tour for Plum Deadly here today, Melissa!

  11. All pie is my favorite, or for that matter, all desert. I know, I know pick one. OK triple chocolate tres leches cake. There!

  12. My favorite would be Pecan Pie or Cheesecake


  13. Right now Coconut Cream Pie is my favorite. Or a very chocolatey coconut type brownie bar. No, no, don't let me think about them!!!!

  14. I love pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. ;)

  15. I love any pie, or dessert with chocolate. I love pumpkin pie. Oh face it, I love all kinds of pie and dessert.

  16. Wish I'd have had a pie shop to hang out in after school.

    1. Barbara, sorry for the problem. =)
      I deleted your duplicate comment.

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  18. Thanks so much for stopping by everyone!
    Your comments are wonderful!

  19. Blueberry Peach, with the blueberries dripping down on the peaches. I made it once for a family reunion and it was gone before I had a piece!

  20. Lemon pie. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Lots of tasty word plays here. lol I couldn't resist. :) My favorite pie is coconut cream.

  22. I love a really good peach pie---made with fresh Colorado peaches.

  23. It has to be Chocolate Mousse Cake. Yummy!

  24. I like apple pie.


  25. Pumpkin and apple is a close second :)

  26. Oh, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! (Sharon) And thanks for sharing this post at the BeBetsy Brag About It!

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  28. Well, my favorite pie is Dutch Apple Crumb. My favorite cake is chocolate. Thanks for the chance on an interesting book!

  29. Homemade peach crumb and blueberry.

  30. Congratulations Debbie C! You have won the print copy of "Plum Deadly"!
    Thanks to everyone for entering!

  31. Hi Melissa, thanks for explaining the book! This is the type of book I like to read before bed. Have a nice night and a great week.
    Julie from


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