Organizational whiz Ellie Avery is prepared for everything, including a visit with her quirky in-laws. But a promising week sipping Alabama sweet tea sours when she learns her husband's Grandpa Franklin has passed away--and the police suspect very unnatural causes. Looking for motives among the mourners, Ellie gathers that quite a few relatives stood to profit from Franklin's passing. When a little more sleuthing reveals Franklin's mysterious ties to a legendary local author, another murder thickens the plot like a plateful of mud pie. While the grits cook slowly, Ellie needs to act fast if she wants to keep her untimely demise off what could be her last to-do list ever.
"A winning mystery." --Publishers Weekly
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"Charm, Southern sass, and suspense abound. . .delightful." --Fresh Fiction
"What fun is a funeral without a corpse? Ellie Avery steps into snooping mode, and not a moment too soon." --Kirkus Reviews
"An engaging young heroine." --Carolyn Hart