Welcome to Ashland, Oregon, home of the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the setting for Ellie Alexander’s debut mystery MEET YOUR BAKER.
MEET YOUR BAKER is a culinary mystery centered in the fictional bakeshop, Torte, with a mother/daughter pastry duo. It includes original handcrafted recipes. Meet Ashland!
In Ashland you’ll find an eclectic community of artists, outdoor adventure seekers, college students, farmers, retirees and a constant stream of tourists. At nearly 2,000 feet in elevation, its Mediterranean summers make it the perfect spot to watch Shakespeare under the stars or hike one of the surrounding peaks. In the winter, Ashland becomes home to ski enthusiasts with nearby Mt. Ashland, and plenty of backcountry trails.
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a charming English village with Ashland’s Shakespeare-inspired pubs, restaurants and shops.
Meander through Lithia Park where you’ll pass ancient trees, grassy patches and picnic benches, and wild deer. Be sure to get a glimpse of the towering Oregon Shakespeare Festival buildings, and stop to drink from Lithia’s mineral spring fountains.
Take Shakespeare’s stairs to “the bricks” where theater lovers and actors gather before performances.
Finally, end your day with a sweet treat at one of Ashland’s many divine bakeshops.
Be sure to check out the blog tour that is filled with reviews, interviews and guest posts by the author! The tour starts January 5th and runs through the 16th. Check out the schedule!
About MEET YOUR BAKER
Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it’s criminal…
After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte’s customers turns up dead, there’s much ado about murder…
“Sure to satisfy both dedicated foodies and ardent mystery lovers alike.”
―Jessie Crockett, author of Drizzled with Death
The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival’s newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her…but still. The silver lining? Jules’s high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can’t help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all…
“Alexander weaves a tasty tale of deceit, family ties, delicious pastries, and murder.” ―Edith Maxwell, author of A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die
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Sounds like a perfect cozy for me.
My intention was to read a cozy mystery this year, but alas, the end of 2014 is only two days away, and have I done it yet? NO! I think this novel would make me incredibly hungry because I have a weakness for baked goods. Maybe I’ll pop my cherry with Alexander’s book in 2015. Sounds like a plan to me!
I’m sure you might be able to squeeze it into your never ending TBR pile…LOL I enjoy a cozy mystery but haven’t read one in a while, well, I haven’t read much of anything in a while! Wishing you a great New Year Carmel 😉
Thank you so much for posting! I can’t wait to visit Ashland, I loved it in the book and since it’s only a few hours away I HAVE to go this summer, it looks awesome!
I don’t read that many cozy mysteries anymore, but actually just finished one. They are good for when I get tired of all the paranormal ones I read! I am sure I would be running out to buy baked goods if I read this 🙂
It’s always nice to switch things up in your reading, especially when you read a lot of a particular genre like we do. Hope you have a Happy New Year Lorna! 🙂
I am looking forward to reading this book. It sounds interesting, for sure. I’ve added it to my TBR stacks. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful New Year 🙂
Great pictures! I would love to visit there, I’ve always wanted to go to the Shakespeare festival too. Maybe one day 🙂