A bread bakers mystery novel
My mother reads mysteries by the author Lou Jane Temple. Recently she brought one over that she thought I would like. ( I'm not a mystery fan) It is called Bread on Arrival, and as the title suggests, it is a bit of a hokey story. But the fun part is that the author weaves the story around artisan bread baking. The murder(s) occur in Kansas during a convention of professional artisan bakers.
A quote from Publisher's weekly says: "... a thin mystery that sometimes spends more time on the technicalities of bread-baking than storytelling. Kansas City bakers and restaurant owners prepare for the arrival of the ARTOS convention, a gathering of bread bakers who promote natural breads and loathe assembly-line products."
With characters named Heaven Lee and General Irwin Mills, it's a bit silly, but the bread part is detailed and even brought some questions to mind. Now even escapism reading can center on bread baking...