Don’t miss the launch of Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery The Milk Tart Murders at Love Books (30 Mar)
More about the book!
Penguin Random House and Love Books invite you to the in-store launch of The Milk Tart Murders: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew!
Andrew will be in conversation with Jenny Crwys-Williams.
‘I started the engine and drove off. In my rearview mirror, I could still see him standing in the road, watching me. He got smaller and smaller, until I turned a corner and couldn’t see him at all.
I let out a big sigh. Jessie looked at me, but said nothing. Sometimes nothing is just what you need a friend to say.’
Date: Wednesday 30 March 2022
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Love Books, The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville, Joburg
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 726 7408
About the book
Who knew a Marilyn Monroe movie could kill you? When Oom Frik of Oom Frik’s Fantastiques dies during a vintage movie screening in Ladismith, Tannie Maria and her policeman boyfriend Henk are on the scene.
Ja, the old thrift-shop owner had a heart condition, but was there more to his demise? It’s rumoured that among Frik’s junk are valuable treasures, and the grumpy, paranoid old guy frequently altered his will.
When a second body turns up, there’s a clue: a letter addressed to Tannie Maria asking for advice – and a milk tart recipe. Fifty-plus agony aunt Maria and feisty young journalist Jessie conduct their own treasure hunt and murder investigation.
The police are looking for the perpetrator too, but the amateur detectives have unique skills, and Tannie Maria’s food is a powerful incentive to get people to talk.
Maria and Jessie step into deep danger, but all is not doom and gloom. Spring has arrived in the Karoo, and Henk and Maria discuss moving in together, even though his home is full of his late wife’s stuff. Maria knows food has a way of filling the dark spaces, for better or for worse.
Perhaps, once the Klein Karoo crime-buster’s work is done, she might follow her own advice and try a healing recipe.
Jozi, please roll out the red carpet for Tannie M! 🥳
We hope to see you there in your glad rags, like the good old days! 🥧✨ pic.twitter.com/GnLvvbSWFF
— @Umuzites (@Umuzites) February 17, 2022