Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Bread Over Troubled Water (Bread Shop Mystery, #8) by Winnie Archer


Bread Over Troubled Water
A Bread Shop Mystery
Winnie Archer

Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Setting - California
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Publication Date: November 29, 2022
Mass Market Paperback
Page count: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496733568 / ISBN-13: 978-1496733566
Digital ASIN: B09TX2QMZY

About Bread Over Troubled Water

Rising cozy mystery author Winnie Archer cooks up her latest installment in her delightful and delicious Bread Shop Mystery series.

Photographer Ivy Culpepper is soon to make a home with her husband-to-be in the California beach town of Santa Sofia—but the Yeast of Eden bakery remains her second home. It’s not just a place to work, but a community. And now one member of the community has been murdered . . .

A regular who used Yeast of Eden as a workspace, Josh Prentiss always turned heads with his startlingly good looks and thousand-watt smile. But Ivy can’t help noticing one morning that he seems distracted and off his game. Later, during a visit to the park where she and Miguel plan to hold their engagement party—with plenty of baked goods on the menu—her rescue pug, Agatha, sniffs out Josh lying in a bed of poppies…scone cold dead.

There’s no reason for Ivy to get involved. She’s busy enough holding down the fort as the shop’s owner, Olaya, cares for her recently orphaned niece, not to mention the stress when a new employee is fired and storms out in a rage. Then a band of rabble-rousers starts picketing the bakery, claiming that Olaya’s sourdough roll is what killed Josh—and Ivy hears some salacious gossip about her beloved boss. She doesn’t think there’s a grain of truth to the seedy rumors—but to prove it, she’ll have to start sleuthing . . .

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Character Guest Post
Miguel Baptista

Dear Reader, 

As I write this, the gulls are gliding through the azure sky in the distance. The crashing waves of the Pacific play like music in the background. A barge is a speck on the expanse of blue, and a curve of rocky cliffs are a backdrop to the north.

This is the view from the front deck of my bungalow. I live in what we Santa Sofians call Bungalow Oasis in the Upper Laguna District. It is one of the town's oldest neighborhoods and holds the highest concentration of traditional bungalow architecture. 

If you want a single-story, low-rise house on a curving road, with a veranda, and mature landscaping, this is the place to be. Malibu Street sits to the east and Riviera is to the south. 

When I bought this place, it was a major fixer-upper. I worked painstakingly to restore it to its historical beauty. I redid the stucco siding, I landscaped the knoll the house sits on, and I painted the house and the single-car garage. I resurfaced the red terra-cotta tiled stairway that leads up to a wrought-iron gate. I planted green leafy shrubs on both sides of the railing to the side of the front steps. And I installed massive cement pots on top of the pillars. They are always overflowing with a colorful riot of flowers. 

Here's the thing. Ivy has a cool house, too. Hers is an historic Tudor crafted of old brick. It has a half-timber exterior, a steep gable, and a high-pitched roofline. It even has the wavy edges along the gable peaks, and a cobbled walkway leading to an arched front door. It's kind of like a gingerbread fairytale house. 

This is the problem. We both love our own houses and each other's. I have a plan, though. Hopefully, she'll agree. You'll have to stay tuned for more Bread Shop mysteries to find out what it is. 

See you around Santa Sofia. 

-Miguel Baptista, Restauranteur


About Winnie Archer

Winnie Archer is the nationally bestselling author of the Bread Shop Mystery series, as well as the Lola Cruz Mysteries and the Magical Dressmaking Mystery series written as Melissa Bourbon. A former middle school English teacher, lives in North Carolina with her educator husband, Carlos, and the youngest of their five children. Visit Winnie Archer online at www.MelissaBourbon.com! 


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