In the first in an engaging new mystery series from bestselling author Sarah Fox, the owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder.
Booklover Sadie Coleman knows that in life, as in fiction, the right setting can make a world of difference. The small town of Shady Creek, Vermont, seems like the perfect place to start over. She's bought and redecorated the old grist mill pub, transforming the Inkwell into a cosy spot which tourists and regulars can enjoy. Fall in Shady Creek is bookmarked by the much-anticipated Autumn Festival, complete with a pumpkin catapult competition and pie bake-off. Unfortunately, the season also brings an unwelcome visitor - Sadie's ex, Eric, who's angling for a second chance. Before Sadie can tell Eric to leave, he's found dead near the Inkwell. When the local antique shop catches fire on the same night, it's clear the town is harbouring at least one unsavoury character. Sadie must uncover the truth...before a killer declares last call.