Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Crypt Suzette by Maya Corrigan

Posted August 31, 2019 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, mystery/suspense / 8 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Maya Corrigan to the blog to share a five-ingredient recipe and her new cozy mystery, Crypt Suzette!

A Five-Ingredient Mystery #6
Cozy Mystery

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019
PAGES: 304

Val Deniston is catering the debut of Bayport’s newest bookstore–but the death of a customer is about to draw her into a real-life murder mystery …

Suzette Cripps has been occupying a spare bedroom at Val’s granddad’s house while she takes classes in this Maryland Eastern Shore town–but she’s always seemed a little secretive and fearful, and any talk about her past is a closed book.

After winning the costume contest at the Halloween-themed bookstore party, Suzette is mowed down by a hit-and-run driver–and Val and her grandfather start to wonder whether it was really an accident or if someone was after Suzette. Granddad is a little distracted by his new enterprise as a ghost-buster, but as Val talks to Suzette’s coworkers and fellow creative writing students, she grows more convinced that the dead woman’s demons weren’t imaginary–and that she needs to rip the mask off a killer

Includes delicious five-ingredient recipes!



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from Maya Corrigan

This makes a good autumn appetizer or side dish. It’s easy to make and healthy to eat.

  • An elongated unpeeled sweet potato, scrubbed and cut into 1⁄4-inch rounds, about 2 inches in diameter or smaller
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese at room temperature
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Spread the olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet.

Lay the rounds on the sheet in a single layer, and then flip them so both sides are oiled.

Put the pan on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Flip the rounds and bake for another 5 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.

Remove the rounds from the oven, top them with goat cheese, and sprinkle them with a mixture of chopped cranberries and nuts.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Yield: Serves 4 (may vary depending on the size of the sweet potato)

thank you so much, Maya! That recipe has me craving all the delicious tastes & smells of autumn!

Maya Corrigan blends her love of food and detective stories in her Five-Ingredient Mystery series set in a fictional historic town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The first book in the series, By Cook or by Crook, was published in 2014. 

Before taking up a life of crime (on the page), she taught university courses in writing, detective fiction, American literature, and drama. She won the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Unpublished Mainstream Mystery / Suspense. Her short stories, written under the name of Mary Ann Corrigan, have been published in anthologies.

When not reading and writing, she enjoys theater, tennis, trivia, cooking, and crosswords. Her website features trivia about food and mysteries.

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8 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Crypt Suzette by Maya Corrigan

  1. Hi Carrie,
    Thank you for being part of my virtual book tour and featuring Crypt Suzette on “Reading is My SuperPower.” I love the name of your site! I appreciate your support for writers. To survive, we need readers.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the book tour for “Crypt Suzette” by Maya Corrigan. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.

    The recipe sounds yummy! I love homemade spicy chili. When it turns cold, it just hits the spot. Of course you have to finish it off with homemade apple pie from apples right off the tree. 🙂

  3. Debra Branigan

    What about you? What’s one of your favorite meals to eat in autumn?

    The book sounds like a fun read. I like to make dishes that use a lot of harvested fruits and vegetables like pumpkin!

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