Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death
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Arya Winters is your typical cozy heroine. She lives in a cottage in a small English village, and bakes for a living - well, she specializes in macabre desserts. She has nosy neighbors, who she avoids ruthlessly due to her social anxiety. And she has a keen interest in all things sexy, especially Branwell Beam, the writer next door. When her neighbor Tobias Yards turns up dead after eating poisoned tiramisu (definitely not poisoned when she baked it), no one seems to connect it to Arya's Auntie Meera's recent death. Instead, they blame her excruciatingly average ex-boyfriend--and Tobias's nephew--and so she takes matters into her own hands. Now all she has to do to uncover the truth is to get over her aversion to Other People. Besides that, it's just a matter of getting beyond some yellow tape, dodging her former BFF Tallulah from secondary school, and getting into Branwell's pants--he seems strangely reluctant. What Arya doesn't realize is that the murderer is dangerous, preying on lonely people who've experienced trauma, and that she might have to do all she can not to become the next victim.
Agora Books, 9781951709471, 295pp.
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
About the Author
AMITA MURRAY is a writer based in London, by way of Delhi and California. Her first novel, The Trouble With Rose, was published by Harper Collins in 2019. Her short fiction won the SI Leeds Literary Prize, and has appeared in Wasafiri, SAND Berlin, The Berkeley Fiction Review and others. She's held writerly residencies with Leverhulme/University College London and Plymouth University/Literature Works, and has taught advanced fiction at the University of East Anglia and CityLit London. Find her online @AmitaMurray and www.amitamurray.com.