Lea Wait

Death and a Pot of Chowder

First in the Maine Murder Mystery Series

Back to Mysteries for Adults

Lea Wait writing as Cornelia Kidd

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Crooked Lane Books
Available in hard cover and e-book formats
Launch date: June 12, 2018 – Available for pre-order now!

          Maine’s Quarry Island has a tight-knit community built on a solid foundation of family, tradition, and hard work. But even on this small island, there are secrets.
Anna Winslow and her husband Burt and son Jake are a lobstering family with deeps roots on the island. But Anna’s life changes dramatically when she learns she has a younger sister, who grew up in a very different world. Izzie visits the island, and the two sisters bond over solving a murder that is very close to home … and make plans for their futures.
And …there are recipes.

“I enjoyed the deft plotting and the cast of characters, especially Anna and Izzie, a formidable team I look forward to knowing better in future books.”
– Suspense Magazine

“An intoxicating read ... really sets the stage for an amazing series ...”
– Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

“Very highly recommended ... riveting from beginning to end by a master of the genre ...”
– Midwest Book Review

“Entertaining ... Kidd clearly knows coastal Maine ... (Anna) and Izzie prove to be a formidable force, one that will easily sustain a series.”
– Publishers Weekly

“A wicked good mystery brimming with family secrets, authentic characters, a rustic Maine island setting, and plenty of good food. You can practically smell the salt air and taste the lobster rolls.”
– B.B. Haywood, NYT bestselling author

“Compelling .. I couldn’t put it down.”
– Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake mysteries

“A five-star hit!”
– Edith Maxwell, bestselling author of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Food Mysteries, and the Country Store Mysteries

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