Don’t miss the launch of Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery The Milk Tart Murders in Pretoria (31 Mar)
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Penguin Random House and The Book Keeper Shop invite you to the in-store launch of The Milk Tart Murders: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew.

The author will be in conversation with Phyllis Green.

It was time to check the fridge cake again.

I put it on the kitchen table; it had hardened perfectly. I cut a square, slicing through nuts and fig, and took a big bite. Small bites never give the full picture.

‘My, oh my,’ I said, and sat down.

Event details

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022
18:00 for 18:30
The Book Keeper Shop, 1 Meerlust Avenue, Equestria, Pretoria
RSVP: or 083 414 4126
Facebook event


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.

Categories Fiction South Africa

Tags Book events Book launches Penguin Random House SA Phyllis Green Sally Andrew Tannie Maria series The Book Keeper Shop The Milk Tart Murders

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