An incredibly well written beginning to a series. As a middle aged woman myself i was glad to see a well written older heroine in a mystery series. She wasn’t written as a twenty something in a middle aged body or as an old buddy but as a vibrant woman who works hard at not one but two jobs. The pacing on this novel showed the deft hand of a writer who has been in the business for a while. The characters are rich and filled with little quirks that make them come alive. With an obvious love of good food and are, the author gives a great opening volley to a series. Well worth looking into.