Pie Town Mystery

3 books in series
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The Quiche and the Dead Publisher's Summary

Is Val's breakfast pie the quiche of death?

Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting to start a new life with her fiance. Five months - and a broken engagement - later, at least her dream of opening a pie shop has become a reality. But when one of her regulars keels over at the counter while eating a quiche, Val feels like she's living a nightmare.

After the police determine the customer was poisoned, business at Pie Town drops faster than a fallen crust. Convinced they're both suspects, Val's flaky, 70-something pie crust maker Charlene drags her boss into some amateur sleuthing. At first Val dismisses Charlene's half-baked hypotheses, but before long the ladies uncover some shady dealings hidden in fog-bound San Nicholas. Now Val must expose the truth - before a crummy killer tries to shut her pie hole.

©2017 Kirsten Weiss (P)2018 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • The Quiche and the Dead

    • Pie Town Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Kirsten Weiss
    • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas. But when one of her regulars keels over at the counter while eating a quiche, Val feels like she's living a nightmare. After the police determine the customer was poisoned, business at Pie Town drops faster than a fallen crust, and Val must expose the truth - before a crummy killer tries to shut her pie hole.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Took a bit to warm up

    • By Kelsey M. Gilmer on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • Bleeding Tarts

    • Pie Town Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Kirsten Weiss
    • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Old West ghost towns are as American as apple pie. So what better place to sponsor a pie-eating contest than the Bar X, a fake ghost town available for exclusive private events on the edge of Silicon Valley. Valentine Harris is providing the pies, hoping to boost business for her struggling Pie Town shop and become a regular supplier for the Bar X. But no sooner does she arrive in town than a stray bullet explodes the cherry pie in her hands. The delicious dessert is not the only victim. Val finds the Bar X bartender shot dead in an alley. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FUN AT PIE TOWN

    • By Debbie Lacey on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • Pie Hard

    • Pie Town Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: Kirsten Weiss
    • Narrated by: Renée Chambliss
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Business at the bakery may have slowed down, but Val Harris isn't about to eat humble pie - not until a reality cooking show decides to whip the struggling Pie Town into shape. If Val can tolerate criticism from an abrasive pastry chef during filming, the free publicity might turn the unusual opportunity into the sweetest deal she didn't know she needed. Except no one in San Nicholas has an appetite for dessert once murder steals the spotlight. 

    Regular price: $20.99