Please join me in welcoming author Tricia L. Sanders to the blog today to chat about her new cozy mystery, Flea Market Felony!
FLEA MARKET FELONY
SERIES: The Mattie & Mo Mysteries #1
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2021
These new retirees have just hit the road. Will their first campsite’s shenanigans land them both in handcuffs?
Mattie Modesky’s been hankering to start retirement right. Even if it’s in an RV. The sassy senior believes there’s no time like the present after her policeman husband hangs up his badge and they hit the road.
When they reach their first RV park, the yoga instructor hitting on Mattie’s man turns her peaceful vacation sour. In an effort to stand her ground and confront the sneaky resident, Mattie finds a new friend, a stiff corpse, and her husband as the prime suspect.
She is shocked to her core when her man’s newly purchased pocketknife is the murder weapon. But when the real killer makes the fatal mistake of dognapping her beloved pooch, the silver-haired sleuth sets her sights on solving the crime herself and proving her lawman’s innocence.
Can Mattie clear her hubby’s name and reclaim their pup before the villain turns their golden years into iron bars? Or will the killer roll away in a motor home with Mattie’s dog in the passenger seat?
Flea Market Felony is the adventure-packed first book in The Mattie and Mo Mysteries series. If you like irresistible characters, fun surprises, and captivating whodunits, then you’ll love Tricia L. Sanders’s clever read.
Buy Flea Market Felony to catch a dastardly devil today!
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by Tricia L. Sanders, author of Flea Market Felony
When I first started writing cozy mysteries, I struggled with whether to include recipes. I’m a decent enough cook, I suppose. But I certainly don’t qualify as a gourmet cook. I combed through my library of cozy mysteries to see what sorts of recipes the authors were including. They ranged from fancy to simple. I pulled out my collection of recipe books and nothing inspired me. I gave up. My first and second book went to print with no recipes.
While writing my third cozy we moved. It was during the move that I unearthed a cookbook my mother had given me. It contained her hand-written recipes. They weren’t fancy. Most were written of scraps of paper or index cards and all of them were stained from years of splatters. I knew right then I wanted to share Mom’s recipes with my readers. Our family wasn’t into secret ingredients or sacred recipes. I wanted others to enjoy the foods I’d grown up loving. In my books you’ll find my grandmother’s coconut cake recipe, my mom’s lasagna, sweet tea, gooey butter cake. I may include potato candy or banana-split dessert in future books. One thing you can be certain of, these recipes are well loved. The one recipe I won’t be sharing is my mom’s cornbread stuffing. She had never written it down and quit making it a long time ago in favor of a popular boxed stuffing. I have tried for years to recreate it and just can’t get it right. So, if you have a favorite cornbread stuffing recipe, send it my way.
Carrie’s family’s cornbread dressing recipe
Note from Carrie: Ask and you shall receive! Here’s the recipe that’s been passed down through my family for a few generations and, in my opinion, the best cornbread stuffing ever.
5 cups cornbread
5 cups other bread (best if a little stale)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cans water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tsp sage
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp poultry seasoning
3 cups chopped celery & 1 cup chopped onion sauteed in a stick of melted butter
Mix all of the above together and cook in a crockpot 30 minutes on high & 3.5 hours on low. OR you can bake in over for one hour at 450.
Tricia L. Sanders lives in the Austin, Texas area and writes about women with class, sass, and a touch of kickass. A former instructional designer and corporate trainer, she traded in curriculum writing for novel writing, because she hates bullet points and loves to make stuff up. And fiction is more fun than training guides and lesson plans.
When she isn’t writing, Tricia is busy crossing dreams off her bucket list. With all 50 states checked, she’s concentrating on foreign interests. She’s an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, so don’t get between her and the television when a game is on. Currently, she is working on a mystery series set in the fictional town of Wickford, Missouri. Another project in the works is a women’s fiction road trip adventure.
Her essays have appeared in Sasee, ByLine, The Cuivre River Anthology, and Great American Outhouse Stories; The Whole Truth and Nothing Butt. She is a proud member of The Lit Ladies, six women writing their truths into fiction.
What about you? What makes you want to read Flea Market Felony by Tricia L Sanders? Do you have a yummy cornbread stuffing recipe to share with Tricia?