The Toadstool Bookshop is pleased to be hosting Linda Reilly with the first book in her delicious culinary cozy series Grilled Cheese Mysteries, Up To No Gouda. Linda will be in our Nashua location on Saturday May 21 from 11am to 1pm. Join us for a reading, signing and maybe a grilled cheese to sample!
Back in Balsam Dell to heal after the death of her husband, Carly Hale is finally pursuing her lifelong dream of opening Carly's Grilled Cheese Eatery. After only five months, business is booming as Vermont vacationers and townspeople alike flock to lunch on her Farmhouse Cheddar Sleeps with the Fishes and other grilled cheese concoctions. All but Lyle Bagley, Carly's one-time high school boyfriend and now town bully, who just bought the building that houses her eatery and wants Carly out. After a muenster of a fight, Carly's forced to put her nose to the rind and find a solution to keep her business afloat.
That is...until Lyle is discovered dead behind the dumpster of Carly's shop, and one of her employees is pegged as the prime suspect. In order to save her eatery and prove her friend's innocence, Carly must sleuth out a desperate killer before she's the one who gets grilled.
Armed with a degree in Criminal Justice, Linda Reilly once contemplated a career in law enforcement. But life took a twist, and instead she found her niche in real estate closings and title examinations, where the dusty tomes in the Registry of Deeds enticed her into solving mysteries of a different sort. A dyed-in-the-wool New Englander, Linda lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband and cats. A member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Cat Writers' Association, she loves solving mysteries of the cozy type. When she's not pounding away at her keyboard, she can usually be found prowling the shelves of a local bookstore or library.