What can happen in 13 minutes?
At 12:15 on an unseasonably warm February Monday in North Florida, Ms. Coral Beadwell entered Watson’s Reme-Teas and ordered a cup of the special house blend. At 12:28, Coral lay dead on the floor with her head in the puddle of caramel-colored liquid that had spilled from her favorite teal and yellow teacup, her fingers still clutching the broken ceramic handle. What can happen in 13 minutes? Murder.
When Ms. Beadwell drops dead on the floor of her shop, Thomasina “Tommie” Watson and her friend Finbar Holmes use their sleuthing skills to solve the crime and reveal the killer without becoming the next victims!
What’s more delectable than a delicious murder mystery with food and drinks? Take one popular midday meeting place, mix in organic herbal tea blends, sweeten with a shopkeeper’s reputation, stir in unsavory suspects, and steep with a poisoned patron. What you get is a recipe for a murder-infused crime an herbalist and a food inspector/chef detective team must reme-tea.
Michelle is a Florida transplant who lived for a time in California where she was an actress, singer, and writer and a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). A life-long thespian and former teacher, she has performed on stage since her teens and has written plays, musicals, picture books, and novels for all ages under the pen names of Mickey MorningGlory, Mickey Middleton, and M.M. Busby.
An avid puzzle solver, mystery buff, and self-proclaimed foodie, she likes to combine her talents into one large pot where she stews up her Holmes and Watson Culinary Whodunits. A member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), she lives and writes in Florida with her family.