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G.P. Gottlieb


Alene Baron is dealing with frustrated employees, closed schools, and a homeless man who harasses customers outside the door of her café. Then, two dead bodies turn up in the burned remains of buildings owned by the husband of Alene’s best friend and pastry chef, Ruthie. Both bodies are wearing jackets that once belonged to Ruthie and crumbled in the pockets are the café’s distinctive wrappers. At the same time, Alene's uncle, a convicted felon, has resurfaced after disappearing for 22 years. It's all too much for the owner of the Whipped and Sipped Café.



G.P. Gottlieb has been a musician, a teacher, and an administrator, but she’s happiest when she’s writing recipe-laced murder mysteries. GP Gottlieb has always experimented in the kitchen and created her own delicious vegan cookies and cakes. She is also an interviewer for the New Books in Literature podcast channel. Gottlieb is the mother of three grown children and lives with her husband in Chicago.


“Highly recommended!” ~ Christine DeSmet, author, Fudge Shop Mystery Series

“I couldn’t put the novel down ... What a gift.” — Carol Orange, Best-Selling, Award-winning author of A Discerning Eye

“5 Stars” – Liz Konkel, Reader’s Favorites Reviews

“This is a solid story in this series, and we give it 4 paws up.” — Storeybook Reviews

“I offer a Five Stars rating for this book.” — LAWonder10, Rockin’ Book Reviews

“A very entertaining book that was quite a refreshing change from the usual fare.” – Donna Thompson, Goodreads

“I have never read one of Gottlieb's books in the past but I will definitely be seeking them out after this one! ... I give Five stars!” — Bee Lindy, Book Pleasures Reviews

“...frightful and fun” — A Room Full of Books

“I’d say that this novel is, much like one of the culinary delights at the Whipped and Sipped Cafe, a truly delicious treat that begs to be savored.” — Mark, Teddy Rose Book Reviews

“I found it difficult to put down. I became involve in the characters’ lives and what was going on with them.” — Lisa’s Writopia

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