When Bessie Purdy enters the County Fair’s ‘Perfect Pie’ contest, she’s sure that she’ll win. But when the bank manager judging the contest drops dead after the competition, it soon becomes clear that something sinister is afoot. Bessie isn’t satisfied to let the police handle the death. She’s convinced that the unbearable man was murdered, but with only a hunch and a penchant for justice (and funnel cakes), she just can’t rest until the murderer is found.What was meant to be a fun day at the fair soon turns into a day of sleuthing, snacking, and solving a murder, but Bessie’s not worried. With the help of her grandson, Devon, his reliable dog, Karma, and her beau, Emmett, the savvy seventy-something is determined to solve the case and save the day. But first, she really must find out what happened to her pie…***This is a short novella of around 15,000 words, not a full-length novel!***This fun, short mystery is the perfect standalone story or accompaniment to the Rosewood Place Mystery Series.
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Ruby Blaylock grew up in a small, southern town surrounded by colorful characters and lots of food. She loves a good helping of gossip and great food, not necessarily in that order. She is a country girl at heart and can often be found sitting on the back porch, sipping sweet tea and watching her fat hound dogs chase bugs.If she’s not reading a book, she’s writing one, or reading one to her kids, who can always help her think up new ways to kill off annoying characters.