Livia J. Washburn is the national bestselling author of the Fresh-Baked Mysteries and has been a professional writer for more than 20 years. She received the Private Eye Writers of America Award and the American Mystery Award for her first mystery, Wild Night, written under the name L. J. Washburn, and she was nominated for a Spur Award by the Western Writers of America for a novel written with her husband, James Reasoner. She lives with her husband in a small Texas town, where she is constantly experimenting with new recipes.
Praise for the Fresh-Baked Mysteries
"Engaging...a cozy distinguished by its appealing characters and mouthwatering recipes."-Publishers Weekly
"This is a great cozy to get you into the holiday spirit-because even though there's a murderer on the loose, there's lots of holiday cheer (and some yummy-sounding recipes at the end of this book)."-AnnArbor.com
"[A] fun and captivating read...full of holiday cheer, mystery, murder, delicious treats, endearing characters, and evil villains...a cute and grippingly good read."-Examiner.com
"This mystery is nicely crafted, with a believable ending. The camaraderie of the Fresh-Baked Mystery series' cast of retired schoolteachers who share a home is endearing. Phyllis is an intelligent and keen sleuth who can bake a mean funnel cake. Delicious recipes are included!"-RT Book Reviews
"The whodunit is fun, and the recipes [are] mouthwatering."-The Best Reviews
"Washburn has a refreshing way with words and knows how to tell an exciting story."-Midwest Book Review