Book cover for Mrs Sidhu’s ‘Dead and Scone’

Mrs Sidhu’s ‘Dead and Scone’

Description of book

The debut cosy culinary crime thriller from Suk Pannu, creator of BBC Radio 4’s Mrs Sidhu Investigates and writer for Goodness, Gracious, Me and The Kumars at No. 42.Shortlisted for the 2024 McDermid Award‘Stuffed with warmth and wicked, cross-cultural observations, Dead and Scone is a dollop of cosy crime goodness’ Vaseem Khan, author of The Malabar House series

‘Mrs Sidhu – Slough's answer to Miss Marple – is a wonderful creation’ S.J. Bennett, author of The Windsor Knot

‘A tale of dark shenanigans in a quintessential English village’ J.M. Hall, author of A Spoonful of Murder

‘Bake Off meets Face/Off. Devilish fun’ Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series

The perfect village. Mrs Sidhu, caterer and amateur sleuth, is delighted when she is offered a position as chef in a quiet corner of Berkshire. It’s a far cry from her cramped kitchen, where she was used to making an endless parade of aubergine bhajis!

The perfect fete. In no time, Mrs Sidhu starts throwing herself into local events like the summer fete. But amongst the bunting, cakes and funfair games, a killer is lurking.

The perfect crime.Mrs Sidhu soon discovers the unthinkable. A murderer is picking victims through the fairground raffle. Who is next on their list? And can Mrs Sidhu stop them in time?

What readers are saying about Dead and Scone‘A thrilling and very amusing story’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A little bit quirky, with great characters, a very clever plot, and a very likeable Mrs Sidhu’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The funny and tragic twists and turns kept me hooked’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A great, well-written whodunnit with entertaining characters and lovely humour’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘My first encounter with Mrs Sidhu has been fun, thanks to her witty musings and laugh-out-loud one-liners’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Tense and twisty, Dead and Scone is intriguing and funny, a compulsive read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Mrs Sidhu is Miss Marple remade for modern times’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I absolutely loved it and it’s one of my favourite reads this year!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The story really kept me on my toes and had so many twists and turns that I could have never have guessed the ending’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘If you like cosy with a dash of noir you're in for a treat!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐