-- 'EARL GREY AND SHALLOW GRAVES' --
AUTHOR VICTORIA TAIT
Earl Grey and Shallow Graves: A British Cozy Murder Mystery
with a Female Sleuth (A Waterwheel Cafe Mystery) by Victoria Tait
About 'Earl Grey and Shallow Graves'
A 30-year-old skeleton. A missing girl. Can a community police officer read the tea leaves or will a deadly secret remain buried for ever?
Sergeant Keya Varma is delighted with her new part-time role as the Cotswolds’ Rural Engagement Officer. She’s also fulfilling her dream of opening a small neighbourhood café. But she gets herself into a stew with renovation works when builders unearth a young girl’s remains.
While Keya and her police colleagues gain ground reviewing the unsolved disappearance of a local girl, her brief taste of success turns to dust when a friend is found dead at her tea shop. Confusion over identities threatens to bury the investigation and our junior police officer is worried that justice won’t be served.
Can Keya dig into the mystery and uncover the real culprit?
Earl Grey and Shallow Graves is the first book in The Waterwheel Café series. If you’ve enjoyed the Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series, then you’ll love meeting some of your favourite characters and making new friends in Victoria Tait’s intriguing British cozy mystery.
Buy Earl Grey and Shallow Graves and unearth a killer today!
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About Victoria Tait
I was born and raised in Yorkshire, UK, and never expected to travel the world. I’ve drawn on my experiences following my military husband to write cozy murder mystery books with vivid and evocative settings. My determined female sleuths are joined by colourful but realistic teams of helpers, and you’ll experience surprises, humour, and sometimes, a tug on your heartstrings.
I hope you enjoyed Keya’s first book. Why not join her and her friends as they solve more mysteries in my Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery series, also based in the Cotswolds. Visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TMJFL7L
Do you like tea, cakes and books? Then why not join our TeaCozy Club for regular news and updates, and receive your free book gift at VictoriaTait.com
Who doesn’t like tea, cake, and a slice of murder?
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Chocolate Chip Cookies
By Keya Varma
Earl Grey and Shallow Graves is the first book in my own series, which I’m super excited about. But I wasn’t sure whether to name it after the tea or my favourite chocolate chop cookies. Both are included in the book.
Earl Grey won but I still want to share my simple cookie recipe. It’s so good that you can swap the chocolate chips for oats, raisins and chopped apricots, or substitute some chocolate chips with cherries, cranberries, or chopped walnut or almonds.
As I know many of you reading this are from the US, I’ve tried to convert the quantities to ounces and cups, so I hope I have the measurements right.
I had to double the quantities to make this work, but do you know what’s so great about this recipe? You can make half and freeze the other until friends announce they’re popping round, when you defrost the mixture in the microwave and cook and serve freshly baked cookies.
🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪
240 gms 8.5 ozs 2 ¼ Sticks Butter
150 gms 5.25 ozs 1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar
200 gms 7 ozs 1 ½ Cups Self Raising Flour
200 gms 7ozs 1 ¼ Cups Chocolate Chips (milk, dark white or combination)
1. Set the oven to 180o C/355o F/Gas Mark 4.
2. Grease 2 baking sheets
3. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until soft and creamy.
4. Sieve the flour into the bowl and fold it into the mixture with a wooden spoon.
5. Add the chocolate chips and mix until it forms a rough ball.
6. Divide the mixture into two. Chill one half.
7. Flour your hands
8. With the remaining mixture, using a dessert spoon to take spoonfuls of it and roll them into golf ball sizes.
9. Place the golf balls on the baking trays leaving plenty of room between them to spread.
10. Flatten the golf balls slightly.
11. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
12. Leave to stand for 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack.
13. Repeat with the second half of the mixture.
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