Lydia Wienewski has opened her Polish-American cafe and bakery on the shore of Lake Erie, but her idyllic new venture is shattered when the low tide leads to a terrible discovery.
June, 1982. Lydia Wienewski’s dream has finally come true: Lydia’s Lakeside Cafe and Bakery, selling delicious Polish-American fare on the shore of Lake Erie, is now open and her fortunes are looking up. Even her old nemesis and tutor, the irascible Madame Delphine, has made time to sample Lydia’s delectable pierogi, with some of her students in tow.
But when Lydia finds Madame Delphine dead in the water, her lakeside dream turns into a nightmare. Was it a bizarre suicide, or brutal murder? As Lydia and Grandma Mary investigate, they discover that there was more to Madame Delphine than meets the eye, and quickly find themselves drawn into an increasingly perilous situation! Can they uncover the truth about Madame Delphine’s untimely death?
Lydia Wienewski discovers that her family’s ever-popular kielbasa isn’t the only thing that’s been pricked when she finds a body in this entertaining and smartly written cosy.
Lydia Wienewski can’t wait to open her dream Polish-American café and bakery in Cheektowaga. But while her father recovers from a stroke, Lydia must help manage the family business, Wienewski’s Wieners & Meats, over the busy Easter holiday. She’s soon preparing a huge amount of their famous kielbasa – and dealing with her father’s rogue meat supplier, Louie McDaniel.
When Lydia finds Louie dead in the family’s private smoker next to the kielbasa, the family’s antique sausage pricker sticking out of his neck, her problems are about to get much worse, especially as she seems to be the police’s prime suspect! Who would commit such a terrible act? Enlisting the help of her irrepressible grandma Mary, can the sleuthing duo catch the killer and prove the Wienewski’s innocence before more grisly deaths occur?