Scoop to Kill by Wendy Lyn Watson
During the local college's annual Honor's Day festivities, a graduate student is killed. When the English professor suspected of his murder also meets an untimely end, Tallulah Jones steps out from behind the counter of Remember the a-la-Mode to clear the professor's name-before anyone else gets put on ice...
"SCOOP TO KILL by Wendy Lyn Watson is a clever, amusing small-town mystery. Set in Dalliance, Texas (you know there's going to be a good time had by all in a town named Dalliance!), Ms. Watson infuses a warm, folksy feel in the story with well-chosen language that paints a vivid picture for the reader. Tally is a first-rate amateur sleuth; the relationship she has with her family is heartwarming. It's a well-crafted mystery, and readers will be as torn as Tally as she works to decide between the two men in her life. SCOOP TO KILL is the latest in the Mystery a la Mode series." --Fresh Fiction
"Read this entertaining amateur sleuth on a full stomach because the ice cream descriptions and recipes lead to great craving for the treat. As with I Scream, You Scream, the second A la mode mystery is a charming cozy filled with a likable lead trio, plenty of humor and of course mouth watering ice cream. With an inside look at the cut throat academic world as seen through the threesome with so many suspects surfacing, fans will enjoy this calorie inducing amateur sleuth." -The Mystery Gazette