Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams
Also by this author: Pies and Prejudice
Series: A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery #5
Also in this series: Pies and Prejudice
Published by Berkley
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Public Library
Add to: Goodreads
Ella Mae LeFaye’s delicious pies are still drawing long lines—as well as the attention of Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a philanthropic organization comprised of high-society Southern ladies from the charming and affluent town of Sweet Briar, Georgia. To ensure the success of their centennial dessert cookbook, Bea hires Ella Mae to teach the tasty tricks of her trade to the club’s members at their annual retreat. Eager to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae readily agrees.
But when Ella Mae finds Bea’s body floating in Lake Havenwood, she wonders what she’s gotten herself mixed up in. Someone certainly wanted Bea to eat humble pie, and the retreat offers no shortage of unsavory characters, including Ella Mae’s longtime nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor. Ella Mae definitely doesn’t need magic to tell her she must find the killer before someone else gets panned. - via GoodReads
I was really excited for Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams. The Charmed Pie Shoppe mystery series is one of the few that I try to keep on top of. There is just something about Havenwood, GA and its citizens that keeps pulling me back.
I was mostly curious how Adams was going to handle the direction of the series. Bombshells were dropped in Lemon Pies and Little White Lies. I was nervous about where this series was heading. I really enjoyed the new direction it took. I loved that Adams threw in Greek mythology. It seems odd to have Arthurian and Greek myths side by side but it worked!
There weren’t a lot of new additions to the cast in Breach of Crust and I’m completely alright with that. I liked the new characters I met, felt like visiting family with the regular characters, and loved spending time with Charleston Chew. To this day Chewy remains my favorite character!
After five books I’m happy to report that the series is standing up still. I can’t wait to see where the next book takes us!