Shawna Taylor has a flair for cooking up good food and treats for the residents of Sunset Peak. What she doesn’t know she has a flair for is solving murder mysteries. First of all, Sunset Peak hasn’t had a murder in over fifty years. Second of all, she’s a cook, not a cop. On a normal day, with nothing more exciting than the grouchy man up the street complaining about his food, Shawna stumbles upon a murder. Her world turns upside down when she finds herself on the track of a killer, who just might kill again.
Shawna goes from cook and cat owner to amateur sleuth one fateful day that changes her life forever—and helps the good people of Sunset Peak rest easy—until the next murder…
Deb Ries is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who grew up on a ranch in southeastern Arizona and is launching a new cozy mystery series under her new name. She delights in creating stories of friendship, murder, and culinary adventure with characters and worlds her readers can get lost in. Deb and her equally geeky husband live with their two dogs, six ducks (the neighborhood celebrities), and a small flock of chickens in Bisbee, Arizona where she enjoys gardening, crazy quilting and, of course, writing.
Bisbee, Arizona is the inspiration for Sunset Peak. Deb’s hometown is an old copper mining town nestled in Tombstone Canyon where homes are built on the mountainsides. Once called Little San Francisco, Bisbee was the biggest town between St. Louis and San Francisco during the copper boom over the turn of the 20th century. Both of her grandfathers worked in the Copper Queen Mine, and as a young child, her mom once lived where the Lavender Pit is today. Today the town is home to a population of just over 5,000 people, and it is a tourist town and artist’s community. For a small town, there’s always something interesting going on in Bisbee.