When murder taints writer-in-residence Penelope Parish’s charming British bookshop, she must follow the clues to catch a killer before tempers boil over.
Penelope Parish thought she’d turned the page on her amateur sleuthing days but when the owner of Upper Chumley-on-Stokes’ proposed first high-end gourmet shop is poisoned, the American novelist starts to wonder if she and her quaint British town are in for another rewrite. It turns out that not everyone was a fan of Simeon Foster’s farm-sourced charcuterie and imported pastries—many of the locals were outraged by the potential new competition.
With a full menu of suspects on her hands, this just might be Penelope’s toughest case yet. Luckily, her friends at the Open Book are there to help with every twist of the poisoned pen.
About the Author
Margaret Loudon is the national bestselling author of the Farmer's Daughter Mysteries, the Cranberry Cove Mysteries, and the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries, written under the name Peg Cochran. She also wrote the Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mysteries under the name Meg London.
Praise for Margaret Loudon
“You won’t want to miss new amateur sleuth Penelope Parish as she travels across the pond to the Open Book Bookstore in Merrie Old England. Margaret Loudon has penned an irresistible cozy mystery that will delight your imagination and introduce you to a cast of interesting and quirky characters.”—Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author on Murder in the Margins
“As if ivy-covered cottages, a cozy bookstore, and a quaint teashop weren’t charming enough, the Open Book Mysteries also feature a dashing detective, an eligible Duke, and a host of smart, sassy women. Pure bliss!”—New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams
“A bookshop, lots of tea, a pub, and an English village filled with quirky characters—Margaret Loudon’s Murder in the Margins has all the ingredients for a delightful read!—Marty Wingate, USA Today bestselling author of The Bodies in the Library
"Delightfully unpredictable characters, a charming sleuth, and a touch of romance enhance this sophomore entry."—Kirkus Reviews on A Fatal Footnote "Book stores and tea rooms and castles in England. Village fetes, charming police officers, and handsome aristocrats. Tea and Cornish pasties and fairy cakes. A town named Chumley-on-Stoke. Plus a writer struggling with writers block. What’s not to like in this absolutely delightful new series by Margaret Loudon? I can't wait to see what Pen Parish and her friends at The Open Book get up to next.”—Vicki Delany, author of Silent Night, Deadly Night