On a balmy Saturday night at the Sedberry Island Resort & Spa, as guests sleep or relax after a day at the beach, the soothing calm is suddenly shattered by three gunshots, a spine-chilling cry for help and the shocking claim that a man has been murdered.
At that moment, Kate Reed and Zack Hutton are enjoying the first night of their honeymoon beside the Atlantic Ocean. As a former private investigator, Kate’s immediate instinct is to join the search for the killer. But the local police detective makes it clear that she should focus on leisure activities and spa treatments, not a homicide inquiry.
Nevertheless, Kate feels compelled to lend a hand, especially when multiple sources begin offering conflicting stories. As she follows the clues and learns more about the incident, Kate encounters a curious mix of elements, including black patent leather high heels, deceptive security guards, a cat named SpongeBarb SquidPants, a sterling silver skull, an unauthorized crime scene cleaning crew and a family business riddled with conflict and deceit.
The Bride Cried Murder, Book 29 in the Sky High Pies Cozy Mystery series, includes a tasty trio of Nana Reed’s Sky High recipes!
Sky High Strawberry Pie
- 3 quarts fresh strawberries, divided
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 6 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2/3 cup water
- Red food coloring, optional
- 1 deep-dish pie crust (10 inches), baked
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 4-1/2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix
- In a large bowl, mash enough berries to equal 3 cups. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in mashed berries and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Remove from the heat; add food coloring if desired. Pour into a large bowl. Chill for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is just slightly warm. Fold in the remaining berries. Pile into pie crust. Chill for 2-3 hours.
- In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle dry pudding mix over cream and whip until stiff. Pipe around edge of pie or dollop on individual slices.