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As soon as I saw this meme, I knew I had to participate! Writing fake book blurbs—what could be more fun? (Well, a $1,000 shopping spree in a book store might be more fun but this is within my grasp.) Each week, Lisa from Writing in the Buff will post a new photo, which participants pretend is the cover of a fake book. We then write a 150-word blurb based on the photo that “is so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book. ” Well, I’m not sure I’ve enticed you to buy this particular book, but I had a fun time trying.
When amateur sleuth Nigella Peabody decides she needs a break from the murder and mayhem that plague her little village of Hampstead-on-Heath, the Northbrook Inn seems like the perfect choice. But when Nigella arrives, the inn—and its proprietress, Angelica Marseilles—leave something to be desired. With drab, narrow hallways and crumbling exterior, the inn has seen better days. But Nigella’s plans to depart early are thwarted when Angelica is found slumped over the morning scones with a butter knife in her back. Never one to shy away from a spot of murder, Nigella decides to do some investigating. After all, her fellow houseguests—the pompous Colonel Mustard, the seductive Miss Scarlet, the addled Professor Plum, and dithering Mrs. White—seem to take Angelica’s murder as “business as usual.”
“The best Nigella Peabody mystery yet! Creates feelings of deja vu and a desire to play board games.” --We Love Cozies Magazine