If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance
By Paige Shelton
(Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425251614, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
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Betts and Gram agree to help their friend Jake at Broken Rope's Historical Society by accommodating some foodie tourists for the night and occupying them with cooking lessons. It couldn t be worse timing when the pair encounter the ax-wielding ghost of Sally Swarthmore, one of Broken Rope's legendary murderers, who pleads with Betts to help find her diary--a diary that could prove that Sally was really a victim, not a villain.
But they soon have a modern-day murder on their hands when one of the tourists turns up dead with a noose around his neck and two other tourists are nowhere to be found. Now Betts needs to put the cooking classes on the back burner to untangle two knotty mysteries and rope in a cold-blooded killer.
“Visit Broken Rope, Missouri, where the ghosts run free, the residents are a little wacky, and a mystery is shaking up everybody’s life.”--E.J. Copperman, author of An Uninvited Ghost
“Shelton writes with a Hitchcock essence that readers once found missing...until now.”--Blogcritics.org