In Olivia Matthews's Against the Currant, the first Spice Isle Bakery Mystery, investigating a murder was never supposed to be on the menu…
Little Caribbean, Brooklyn, New York: Lyndsay Murray is opening Spice Isle Bakery with her family, and it’s everything she’s ever wanted. The West Indian bakery is her way to give back to the community she loves, stay connected to her Grenadian roots, and work side-by-side with her family. The only thing getting a rise out of Lyndsay is Claudio Fabrizi, a disgruntled fellow bakery owner who does not want any competition.
On opening day, he comes into the bakery threatening to shut them down. Fed up, Lyndsay takes him to task in front of what seems to be the whole neighborhood. So when Claudio turns up dead a day later—murdered—Lyndsay is unfortunately the prime suspect. To get the scent of suspicion off her and her bakery, Lyndsay has to prove she’s innocent—under the watchful eyes of her overprotective brother, anxious parents, and meddlesome extended family—what could go wrong?
About the Author
OLIVIA MATTHEWS, pen name for romance author Patricia Sargeant, is a national bestselling and award-winning author. The Spice Isle Bakery mysteries are inspired by the author’s family history and the history of her birth place. As Olivia Matthews she is also the author of the Sister Lou mysteries and Peach Coast Library mysteries, and writes romance as Patricia Sargeant and Regina Hart.
“Matthews has a new recipe for what should be a long-running series with Against the Currant.” –South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Cozy mystery fans will devour the fast-paced and exciting Against the Currant.” –BookPage
“[An] engagingly delicious cozy.” –Kings River Life
“A delicious series starter. . . If you enjoy culinary cozies, buy this book immediately!” —Mia P. Manansala
“The perfect recipe for sleuthing—good vibes, currant rolls, and a kickboxing main character.” —Raquel V. Reyes
"A delightful mystery with a loving close-knit family, determined heroine, and enticing Caribbean pastries. It will be a welcome addition to culinary cozy fans!" —Amanda Flower