Friday 11 August 2023

Cyanide and Sensibility by Katie Oliver - Cover Reveal

Cover reveal graphic - picture shows a rosette saying 'cover reveal' in front of a full bookcase
Today I’m taking part in a cover reveal book blast for the next book in Katie Oliver’s Jane Austen Tea Society Mystery series. It’s called Cyanide and Sensibility. Let’s look at the blurb first.

Book Description

Murder is on the menu and Phaedra Brighton is called on to serve up justice in the latest Jane Austen Tea Society Mystery.

While Phaedra Brighton might not have a Mr. Darcy (yet), she's quite content with her loving family and loyal cat. Phaedra's sister Hannah is the Jane to her Elizabeth, and Phaedra is ecstatic that Hannah has decided to move home for her next adventure—opening a business. 

All of Laurel Springs is out in full force to celebrate the grand unveiling of Hannah's new patisserie, Tout de Sweet, including local celebrity Rachel Brandon. Hannah is a master of her craft, with confections so divine, one bite will make you think you've died and gone to heaven.

Of course, you never want that to happen literally. 

When one of Hannah's famous dark chocolate cupcakes sends Rachel's assistant to the hospital with poisoning, Hannah begs for Phaedra's help to save her reputation and budding business. But Phaedra has more questions than answers: Who was the cupcake actually meant for? And how far is the culprit willing to go to take their target off the menu—permanently?

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If you’re not familiar with the first two books in the series you have time to read them, as this book is due to come out on 12 December 2023. It’s due to be released in ebook, paperback and audio. 

PURCHASE LINKS for Cyanide and Sensibility


The first book in the series is Pride, Prejudice and Peril, followed by A Murderous Persuasion. I’ve linked to them on Goodreads so that you can find out more about them.


·       "A crackling good mystery: like a modern-day Agatha Christie bestowed with a hefty dollop of Jane Austen. It’s deliciously written, emotionally resonant, and delightfully engaging. Katie Oliver’s cinematic eye is spot on!"Laura Childs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mystery series

·       “a wonderfully fun and charming modern-day mystery…and packed with clever character references that Austen fans will find delightful.”— Marilyn Brant, bestselling author of Pride, Prejudice, and the Perfect Match

·       “With the right balance of humor, charm, and intrigue, this contemporary whodunnit had me swiping, swiping, swiping through my kindle until the satisfying end.”— Christina Boyd, editor of Elizabeth, Obstinate Headstrong Girl

So without further ado, here is the cover for Cyanide and Sensibility.

Book cover: Cyanide and Sensibility by Katie Oliver. Picture shows a young woman in a pink dress carrying a takeaway coffee cup. She is heading towards a cake shop which has caution tape in front of it. A very pretty cat is stretching towards the shop as if trying to enter.

This is such an attractive cover. I like the hints that something has gone wrong, like the tipped over cake in the window, and the caution tape. I am wondering whether the pretty kitty has much of a role in the story, I am a sucker for cats.

I wish Katie all the very best with this book. Remember if you fancy it there is still lots of time to catch up on the two preceding books in the series.  

Author Katie Oliver


Katie Oliver is known internationally as a writer of Jane Austen rom-coms with a hint of mystery. In the US and the UK, she is the bestselling author of the Dating Mr. Darcy and Marrying Mr. Darcy series.



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1 comment:

  1. It is a cute, but ominous cover. I really need to get on the stick and read this series.


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