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The Proof in the Pudding

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781472135377

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 23rd February 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Rosie can write and Prudence Bulstrode is here to stay’ Miriam Margolyes

‘Witty, warm and so enjoyable’ Jo Brand

The next irresistible cosy crime novel from celebrity TV chef Rosemary Shrager!

Preparing a midwinter’s feast for all hundred residents of the little Yorkshire village of Scrafton Busk is exactly the kind of challenge Prudence Bulstrode adores. A chance to show off her muffin-topped winter stew, lamb shank hotpot and Scarborough woof – and, of course, her famous figgy pudding – is just the thing to shake off the winter blues.

But on the night of the feast, local vagabond Terry Chandler is found dead – his body entombed in the pristine snowman standing pride of place on the village green. Who could have wanted Chandler dead? Why would they stow his body in such strange circumstances? And what is the meaning of his last enigmatic message, directing his brother to Mystery Hills, a place of which no one has ever heard?

Crime and cookery continue to collide as Prudence and her granddaughter Suki get drawn into another mystifying murder . . .

Praise for The Proof in the Pudding

‘Warm and witty’ Yours

‘Fans of Christie. . . to Beaton, should tuck in’ Peterborough Telegraph

‘A killer combo of crime and cooking’ Woman’s Own

Praise for Rosemary Shrager

‘A great yarn – Shrager knows her food and she’s cooked up a storm. Murder is the main course but the side dishes fascinate. A fascinating conclusion – Rosie can write and Prudence Bulstrode is here to stay. I look forward to more in this series.’ Miriam Margolyes

‘I’ve long admired Rosemary as a woman of many talents. I just hadn’t realized that writing is one of them. The Last Supper has pace and style and a very interesting cast of characters’ Richard Vines

‘Rosemary Shrager has created a welcome addition to the ranks of female amateur sleuths. The Last Supper is a witty, light-hearted mystery, in which the author has served up a tasty treat’ Simon Brett

‘The Last Supper is a charming, hugely entertaining book. Retired chef Prudence Bulstrode is cranky, stubborn and insightful; an utterly brilliant creation. I can’t wait to see what she gets up to next’ M W Craven

‘Discover how a Michelin-starred Miss Marple displays the skills of a bloodhound as she sniffs out the scent of a killer in this thriller that rises to a conclusion like a perfect souffle.’ Nick Ferrari

‘A light-hearted, fun mystery, combining cookery and crime – what’s not to love?’ Woman’s Weekly

‘Shrager, herself a kitchen whizz on TV, has a natural talent and deft touch for exactly this kind of gentle fun’ The Sun

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