County Writers: Vicki Delany

COV, Literally

Best-selling author Vicki Delany joined us by video chat to answer our 3 questions for Prince Edward County authors.

Vicki Delany has earned her title of One Woman Crime Wave with her prolific and best-selling titles including More Than Sorrow, Scare the Light Away, the Smith and Winters series, The Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series and more.

Vicki Delany also writes under the name Eva Gates - her Lighthouse Library series is a popular cozy mystery series.

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Book #7 in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Series. Just released: Tea and Treachery .

As the proud proprietor and head pastry chef of Tea-by-the-Sea, a traditional English tearoom on the picturesque bluffs of Cape Cod, Lily Roberts' hands are full, often literally. But nothing keeps her busier than steering her sassy grandmother, Rose, away from trouble. Rose operates the grand old Victorian B&B adjacent to Lily's shop . . . for now. An aggressive real estate developer, Jack Ford, is pushing hard to rezone nearby land, with an eye towards building a sprawling golf resort that would drive Rose and Lily out of business.

Tempers are already steaming, but things really get sticky when Ford is found dead at the foot of Rose's property and the police think she had something to do with his dramatic demise. Lily can't let her grandmother get burned by a false murder charge. So she starts her own investigation and discovers Ford's been brewing bad blood all over town, from his jilted lover to his trophy wife to his shady business partners. Now, it's down to Lily to stir up some clues, sift through the suspects, and uncover the real killer before Rose is left holding the teabag.