(A Berry Basket Mystery)
by Sharon Farrow
About the Book
Mulberry Mischief (A Berry Basket Mystery)
4th in Series
Kensington (August 27, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Kindle ASIN: B07L2FVR11
Autumn has arrived on the shores of Lake Michigan, but Marlee Jacob, proprietor of The Berry Basket, is feeling a chill for other reasons …
With the Harvest Health Fair in full swing, Marlee makes sure to stock up on elderberry products for cold and flu season. But this year there’s also a run on mulberry when an eccentric customer wants to use the dried berries to ward off evil forces. True, it’s almost Halloween, but something else seems to be spooking Leticia the Lake Lady, Oriole Point’s oddest resident. She believes someone plans to kill her—and the ghost. Only mulberries can protect them. Marlee doesn’t take her fears seriously until a man named Felix Bonaventure arrives in the village, asking questions about a mysterious woman.
The next day, Marlee finds Bonaventure dead on Leticia’s property—shot through the heart with an arrow made of mulberry wood. And Leticia has disappeared. Marlee soon learns the Lake Lady has a deadly past that is connected to the famous Sable family who are in town for the health fair. A bunch of clues start to come together—and figuring out what’s going on puts Marlee in a real jam …
Includes Berry Recipes!
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Here is a yummy berry for you lovely readers to try out!
Since mulberry trees grow on the property of Berry Basket owner Marlee Jacob, she has hundreds of mulberries available to her every summer when they ripen. This low-fat recipe is a great way to utilize some of them. After Marlee and her baker Theo found the recipe on allrecipes.com, they decided to do just that.
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups flour
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup milk
1 ½ cups mulberries
- . Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl.
- Beat butter and sugar with a hand mixer in a separate bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
- Slowly add flour mixture to the batter, alternating it with the milk.
- Mix after each addition until well blended.
- Stir in mulberries gently.
- Spoon batter into 12 greased muffin pan cups, or 12 paper-lined cups.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean
- Cool 5 minutes before removing from muffin pan. Makes 1 doz.
About Sharon Farrow
Sharon Farrow is the latest pen name of award-winning author Sharon Pisacreta. A freelance writer since her twenties, she has been published in mystery, fantasy, and romance. Sharon currently writes The Berry Basket cozy mystery series for Kensington. The series debuted in 2016 and is set along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline where she now lives. She is also one half of the writing team D.E. Ireland, who co-author the Agatha nominated Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins mysteries.
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