‘Vivid amusing and immensely enjoyable . . . A triumph’ Alexander McCall Smith Meet Tannie Maria: A woman who likes to cook a lot and write a little. Tannie Maria writes recipes for a column in her local paper the Klein Karoo Gazette. One Sunday morning as Maria savours the breeze through the kitchen window whilst making apricot jam she hears the screech and bump that announces the arrival of her good friend and editor Harriet. What Maria doesn’t realise is that Harriet is about to deliver the first ingredient in two new recipes (recipes for love and murder) and a whole basketful of challenges. A delicious blend of intrigue milk tart and friendship join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries . . .