Author: Sarah Weeks
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recipe. Includes fourteen pie recipes. 2014 Bluestem Nominee.
Review: Alice's Aunt Polly "Queen of Pies" passes away. In her will, she leaves Alice her cat, Lardo, and she leaves Lardo her world famous pie crust recipe. A mystery ensues when Lardo goes missing and Alice thinks that Lardo has been catnapped all for the pie crust recipe.
This was a great book and would have received five stars except when I got to the epilogue it changed how I wanted it to end and really made me a little upset to the point where I dropped it down to four stars. I really liked Alice and her imagination that leads her to jump to conclusions sometimes when she thinks she has found the catnapper and hilarity follows when she discovers things about the people in town that she never knew before, like her body building principal. It was truly a great story based on a favorite dessert that shaped the town and the people that lived in it.