cover image Of Mushrooms and Matrimony

Of Mushrooms and Matrimony

Amy Patricia Meade. Severn, $29.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-4483-0654-1

Meade’s delightful sixth Tish Tarragon mystery (after 2021’s Ladle to the Grave) opens with Tish, owner of the Cookin’ the Books literary café in Hobson Glenn, Va., about to be evicted from her premises by her landlord and former boyfriend, Schuyler Thompson. Her last catering job until a new, affordable location can be found is a book-themed wedding weekend at Abbingdon Green Bed and Breakfast. Unfortunately for all concerned, overbearing celebrity chef Gunnar Randall, host of Taste of America, one of the most popular shows ever to air on the Food Channel, is also staying at the B&B. Worse still, he is producing an episode of his show, which means no one is safe from his scathing criticism. When he’s poisoned, there’s no dearth of likely suspects. Tish, an official consultant for the local sheriff’s department, works hand in hand with Sheriff Clemson Reade to resolve the mystery. Surrounded by a lively cast of friends and possible foes, Tish is the ideal cozy heroine—clever and sensible, with just the right amount of daring. Fans will appreciate the new developments in her life. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds Literary. (Jan.)