A Killer Sundae
A Killer Sundae (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery)
by Abby Collette
About A Killer Sundae
A Killer Sundae (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery)
3rd in Series
Setting – Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Berkley (January 4, 2022)
Paperback : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593099702
ISBN-13 : 978-0593099704
Digital ASIN : B091PHQ88M
Ice cream shop owner Bronwyn Crewse is in for two scoops of murder in this charming mystery from Abby Collette.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is gorgeous in the fall, and Bronwyn Crewse, owner of Crewse Creamery, knows just how to welcome the new season. At the annual Harvest Time Festival, residents will get a chance to enjoy hot-air balloons and hayrides, crown a new Harvest Time Festival Queen, and eat delicious frozen treats sold at Win’s freshly purchased ice cream truck. But she gets into a sprinkle of trouble when a festivalgoer is poisoned and Win is implicated.
Although the victim was a former Harvest Time Festival Queen, her once-sunny disposition had dimmed into bitterness, leaving no shortage of suspects at the festival. To clear her name before the chill of winter sets in, Win will have to investigate and hope that her detective skills won’t “dessert” her.
About Abby Collette
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abby Collette loves a good mystery. She was born and raised in Cleveland, and it’s a mystery even to her why she hasn’t yet moved to a warmer place. As Abby Collette, she is the author of the Ice Cream Parlor mystery series, about a millennial MBA-holding granddaughter running a family-owned ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and the Books & Biscuits mystery series, starring a set of fraternal twins who reunite and open a bookstore and soul food café. Writing as Abby L. Vandiver, she is the author of the Logan Dickerson Mysteries, featuring a second-generation archaeologist and a nonagenarian, as well as the Romaine Wilder Mysteries, pairing an East Texas medical examiner and her feisty, funeral-home-owning auntie as sleuths. Abby spends her time writing, facilitating writing workshops at local libraries and hanging out with her grandchildren, each of whom are her favorite.
Q&A With The Author
When did you first consider yourself to be a writer?
I still don’t think of myself as a writer perse. I suffer from imposter syndrome—thinking that I’m not what it takes to be a writer. So, to help with that, I try to learn my craft and become better at it by taking classes and engaging with other writers. I hope to one day be a writer.
What advice do you have for a new writer?
Finish your book! So many new writers I speak to tell me that they have been working on their manuscripts for years. It is so important to get it done.
What is the easiest part of the writing process for you?
Writing dialog is easy for me and I usually get my story going just writing it.
What is your favorite part of this story?
I write whodunits, so the favorite part for me is the hunt for the murderer. It’s always fun to set up the clues and follow along as my amateur sleuth solves the crime.
Which Character was the most fun to write about? Why?
Maisie! Of course. You never know what to expect from her. I actually was trying to give her less “book time” by giving her the chicken pox, but she would not sit still. She turns up everywhere!
Which Character was the hardest to write about? Why?
The killer is always the hardest to write about for me. I have to tie in clues for someone to pick up on that they are the culprit, but I also need to not make it obvious, it’s no fun for the reader if they figure out whodunit too early.
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