Book Review: Recipe for Murder

31 Dec

HSM-Recipe for Murder Cycle 1 2008Pricilla Crumb’s guest list has just turned into a suspect list. . .for murder. Pricilla never expected to be involved in a real life mystery, but that’s exactly where she finds herself when one of the guests at her son’s hunting lodge is found dead after sampling one of her salmon-filled tartlets. Determined to discover the truth, this unconventional busybody follows one lead after another, dishing up laughter and suspense along the way.


harrislisAward-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has twenty novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, where they work as missionaries.

Visit her website at and her blog at


My Impressions:

Recipe for Murder is a quick cozy mystery featuring sixty-something Priscilla Crumb. Newly retired and helping out at her son’s Colorado lodge, Priscilla is on the hunt for a murderer. Between cooking for the guests and figuring out her attraction to long time friend Max, Priscilla irritates the police and her suspects. But her intuition is almost as good as her homemade treats.

Lisa Harris has created a fun character in Priscilla. She combines nosiness, loyalty and faith in God. She draws on her years of teaching at a school and reading mystery novels to observe and deduce. Sometimes clueless and naive and sometimes insightful, Priscilla is never boring. If you like a cozy mystery with a touch of romance and a faith message, then try Recipe for Murder. And if you enjoy it, it is the first book in a 3 book series — more Priscilla Crumb to enjoy!


Audience: adults.

(I purchased this book for my Kindle. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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2 Responses to “Book Review: Recipe for Murder”

  1. Sue W. January 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    Have not read any books in this series. Sounds like I would enjoy them and the cake looks wonderful.

    • rbclibrary January 18, 2015 at 7:42 am #

      Sue, if you like cozy mysteries, you will like this one. Have not read the other 2, but they are on my TBR list.

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