Mother's Day, Muffins, And Murder by Sara RosettMother's Day, Muffins, And Murder by Sara Rosett

Mother's Day, Muffins, And Murder

bySara Rosett

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

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With summer approaching, Ellie Avery’s schedule is ruled by attending end-of-the-year events at her kids’ school—and avoiding run-ins with her arch competitor. When a murder disrupts the core curriculum, can the two women form an alliance to teach the killer a lesson in justice?

As a regular volunteer at North Dawkins Elementary, Ellie would never miss the annual Mother's Day breakfast—even if she has to tolerate the likes of Gabrielle Matheson. The rivals aren't exactly sworn enemies, although Ellie still thinks there's only room for one professional organizer in their small Georgia town.

But when Ellie sees Gabrielle in the hallway, she’s a mess. It looks like Gabrielle’s seen a ghost—or, as she explains, a dead body inside the supply closet. Before Ellie can get help the body vanishes . . . only to mysteriously reappear later at the school.

Little is known about the victim, a secretive snoop with a nosy nature and a penchant for keeping quiet about her own past. Ellie will leave no desk unturned to protect her kids and expose the cunning criminal’s identity. Because if she doesn’t, the killer may chalk up another textbook case of murder . . .

Don’t miss Ellie Avery’s great tips for PTA moms!

Praise for Sara Rosett and her Ellie Avery mysteries…

“Some cozies just hit on all cylinders, and Rosett’s Ellie Avery titles are among the best.” —Library Journal


“Rosett’s latest Ellie Avery mystery is about a woman trying to protect her family, and that’s a message most of us can relate to.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars


“Intriguing characters, a strong setting, more than a dash of humor and a suspenseful plot that keeps us guessing until the end . . . Yet, what places air force wife Ellie Avery at the top of my list are the poignant descriptions of what military families face every day.” —Katherine Hall Page


“A winning mystery . . . a rumor of hidden money, secret letters from a famous recluse, a fire, a threatening message, and a crazed gunman add to the cozy mischief.” —Publishers Weekly


“Engaging…nifty party tips help keep the sleuthing on the cozy side.” —Publishers Weekly


Keeps readers moving down some surprising paths—and on the edge of their chairs—until the very end.” —Cozy Library
Sara Rosett, born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, is the wife of an Air Force pilot. She and her husband live in Houston, Texas, with their two children and dog. Sara is the author of nine previous Ellie Avery mysteries. Her writing has also appeared in Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul. Sara is a member of Sisters in Crime, Gir...
Title:Mother's Day, Muffins, And MurderFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.7 × 0.9 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.7 × 0.9 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:KensingtonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617731501

ISBN - 13:9781617731501


Rated 5 out of 5 by from complex cozy with lovable character By book 10 you know what to expect from Sara Rosett and she delivers - a cozy mystery with loveable characters and a complicated plot that is easy to follow. The school year is almost over, Mother's Day precedes Teacher Appreciation Week, meaning Ellie is in the building organizing the food while Livy & Nathan attend classes in grades 5 & 2. . Gabrielle Matheson, her arch nemesis, drags Ellie into the calamity by insisting there was a dead body in a closet. Det. Dave Warady might not be Ellie's favourite cop, but her respect grows as they school's secrets leak to Ellie from her organizing business clients and Warady appreciates her help. I guessed "who done it' but there were times I wavered to another suspect. I give it 5/5 for it's pleasant and easy reading peacefulness.. I received a copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2017-03-28