by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Published: September 2010
Paperback: 304 pages
Description from the amazon:
Jessie Morton's latest apprenticeship at the Renaissance Faire is in service to Daisy, the master swordsmith. But when a professional dueler-and Daisy's former flame-is murdered, it's up to Jessie to keep a sharp eye out for the killer.
I bet you could understand a lot better with some caffeine in your brain. I know I could. Let's hie to you bakery for our repast and a few triple-shot lattes.
- chapter 5, page 52
This mystery series had me with "renaissance faire". I love going to them and participating with costumes and ren speak.
I had a fun time reading this one because it went behind-the-scenes and inner workings of the faire.
The characters are very colorful too with mini-dramas here and there.
As the third book from a series, it reads well enough as a stand-alone.
fyi: there's also a Renaissance Recipe for Appyl Taryt in the end notes. Yummy!
Now, I'm going to go backwards and read the other two books in this series. And if there's a book 4, I'm going for it too ;-D
Renaissance Faire Mysteries Series:
* if you haven't already, read Joyce & Jim's Wereland guest post: Alice meets WereDragon