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Pecan Pies and Homicides (Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries #3)

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Her Charmed Pie Shoppe is open for business, but baker Ella Mae LeFaye is about to discover solving a murder is not as easy as pie…
Owning the Charmed Pie Shoppe and serving enchanted treats in the magical town of Havenwood, Georgia, seemed like a little slice of heaven for Ella Mae LeFaye. But now her hopes for both a lasting romance with Hugh Dylan and business succe
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Berkley
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Jan 10, 2014 Lesa rated it it was amazing
Ellery Adams' books have sweet titles such as Pecan Pies and Homicides, but there's a dark side to her mysteries. Whether it's her Charmed Pie Shoppe mysteries or her Books by the Bay series, her stories have a power to them that's lacking in many cozy mysteries. Because there's a magical element involved in Pecan Pies and Homicides, the danger seems greater than in other stories. The danger conjured up in these books could threaten entire communities. Ellery Adams manages to turn what appears t ...more
Paige Bennett
Dec 29, 2013 Paige Bennett rated it it was amazing
If there were more starts to give I would give them to this book. This is the third book in the Charmed Pie series and it is the best. That is hard to say considering I said that about the first two books. Ella Mae has returned to her hometown and to family, friends and enemies. There is the return of great characters like Reba and the aunts. And there is Hugh Dylan and there is more od Hugh Dylan than before. This is a series about magic and enchantment and more of that comes out as Ella Mae se ...more
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It is safe to say that I love the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries and this book just extended my love affair! Pecan Pies and Homicides deepened the world building the first two books began and gave us a look at covens outside of Havenwood. There were wonderful new characters and we saw some growth from our old favorites. Ella Mae really stepped up in this book and is well on her way to becoming the Clover Queen.

The previous book, Peach Pies
Jul 09, 2013 Fred rated it it was amazing
Pecan Pies and Homicides is the third book in the A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series.

Another wonderful book about life in Havenwood, Georgia and the Charmed Pie Shoppe from Ellery Adams.

Suzy Bacchus, who owns the Cubbyhole, a book and gift shop, that she has found a reference to book that tells about The Flower of Life. The chances of reading the book on the Gaynor family, who Ella Mae and her family have been at odds with for ages. Ella Mae befriends some people who had their enchanted grove d
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This series keeps getting better with each passing book. I absolutely loved this book and finished it in record time.

I really felt like we Ella Mae was more likable in this book than she'd ever been, even though she was very likable in the first two books, and she also shows more of her caring side. She opens her house to complete strangers and risks it all to do what she believes in. Hugh was also more rounded in this book and you learn a huge surprise about him that's been hinted in books befo
Ella Mae LeFaye's life continues to get increasingly complicated in "Pecan Pies and Homicides"! I loved this latest addition to this series and as I get to know Ella Mae, Reba and her aunts better, I can't help but love them! This is a charming series, and I can't wait for the next installment!
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Dec 05, 2016 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
This is an update for a novel read while I was ill. Excellent writing as every book in this series is.
Liz Jones
Jul 14, 2016 Liz Jones rated it it was amazing
Best book in the series so far! Read in 2 days!
Jul 13, 2015 Heidi rated it really liked it
Four stars: Another exciting and magical entry in a series that takes cozy mysteries in new directions.

It is January, cold and dreary outside. The folks in New Haven are feeling the winter blues. In the Charmed Pie Shoppe, business is dwindling, and the pie shop might not survive unless Ella Mae steps up, but Ella has been depressed since she lost her mother. When Ella catches sight of a lonely old man in her shop who looks chilled and weary to the bone, she decides she has moped enough, and tha
Aurian Booklover
Jan 13, 2014 Aurian Booklover rated it it was amazing
Ella Mae Le Faye is grieving for her mother, who is now the Lady of the Ash, and securing their continuing magic for all the warlocks and witches in the village. She is determined to get her back, and her best friend Suzy is helping her with her research. Ella Mae hasn’t been in the mood to use magic lately, the price has just been too high. But her pie shoppe is suffering from it, and it is time she snapped out of it before she looses her business.
So when a cold and lonely older man enters her
Debbie Lester
Jan 16, 2014 Debbie Lester rated it really liked it
Pecan Pies and Homicides is the third book in Ellery Adams' Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series. Fans of the series will be thrilled with Ella Mae's search for a way to free her mother from the Ash tree and in her amateur sleuthing. But it's not only murder afoot this time in Havenwood, but an arsonist as well. Adams has a way with description that is unparalleled in the genre and she does her homework on the magical aspects of this series. If you are looking for a little magic in your confections ...more
Dec 27, 2013 TheGeekyBlogger rated it really liked it
Read for Fun (Physical Book)
Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 5.00

First Thought when Finished: Pecan Pies and Homicides was my favorite in the series so far! The ending is what sealed the deal :)

Story Thoughts: Hands down, this was the best mystery in the series so far. Ella Mae had her hands full with trying to figure out not only a murder but who might also try to torch the secret grove. There were twists, turns, and one thing (with the case) that I didn't see coming. The
Jan 20, 2014 LORI CASWELL rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
Ella Mae LeFaye owns the Charmed Pie Shoppe in Havenwood, Georgia. Most of the residents there don’t know that she can add her own special magical enchantment to her pies or that there are several magical residents in town. Ella Mae lost her mom in the last book in a very unusual way and her difficulty to accept her being gone has left her not feeling very enchanted.

Then she learns of a party being held by Loralyn and her family to welcome other gifted people to Havenwood because their enchanted
Mar 23, 2014 Kimberly rated it really liked it
When a nearby enchanted Grove is burned to the ground, their residents start seeking refuge, work and a new beginning in Havenwood. Ella Mae is busy filling her charmed pies with a little magic hoping to lift the dreary winter spirits of her patrons and produce some much needed business. She is still mourning the "loss" of her mother and thinks she may have found a risky solution on how to bring her back. Of course, she also finds herself with a huge urge to protect her people when one of the ne ...more
PECAN PIES AND HOMICIDES is the third book in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series. This book is a little dark to be a cozy and yet, it has some funny cozy like moments. This book fits a lot of slots: magical realism with an amateur sleuth, fantasy (witches, elementals, magical groves), thriller. That's a lot, but Ellery Adams puts it all together beautifully. There has been a fire in a near by town. Several residents have moved and been welcomed by the citizens of Havenwood. There is danger he ...more
"Do I have icicles hanging from my beard?" asked a small elderly man as Ella Mae LeFaye ushered him in her pie shop.

This is the third book in the Charmed Pie Shoppe series. Ella Mae runs the pie shop in magical Havenwood, Georgia where she bakes a little something different into the pies for her patrons. She is still reeling from the loss of her mother to the nearby sacred Grove. Her beloved aunts and sassy employee, Reba, try to keep her on track as Ella Mae works on a way to bring her mom back
Stacie Amelotte
Jan 02, 2014 Stacie Amelotte rated it it was amazing

“Do I have icicles hanging from my beard?” asked a small elderly man as Ella LeFaye ushered him into her pie shop.”

Ellery Adams is one of my favorite authors. I am never disappointed by her books. I like how one reviewer compared the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries to being “a little like Harry Potter for adults.” The characters and the story lines keep evolving and developing in each installment. I love how she infuses an element of historical lore into this present day magical world of Havenwood.
Feb 17, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it
I read the first one in series, Pies and Prejudice, based on my enjoyment of Ellery Adams' other series. And, I did have a bit of trouble with the paranormal/fantasyaspect, the characters, plot & mystery kept me reading straight through the second in series, Peach Pies and Alibis. The setting and descriptions, characters, and Ms. Adams ability to keep the fantasy from swamping the mystery made Pecan Pies and Homicides the best of series so far. Granted there was more explanation of fantasy e ...more
Lori Cimino
Jan 08, 2014 Lori Cimino rated it it was amazing
Do not miss this latest installment of A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery by Ellery Adams. It was another exciting chapter in the life of Ella Mae; the creator of all the delicious sounding magic pies. In this story Ella Mae helps another magical community after tragedy strikes down their source of magic. We are introduced to new very likeable and loveable characters from that community. They are instrumental in helping Ella Mae get to the bottom of figuring out exactly "who dunnit".
We also get some o
Ella Mae 's mother, in a desperate attempt to save her daughter as well as the magic of the sacred grove, sacrificed herself to become the new Lady of the Ash. Ella Mae and her new friend Susie have found a reference to a Flower of Life that may free Adelaide , but throughout their search, she also has other problems to cope with. Her relationship with Hugh is heating up, but why is there that painful burning sensation when they kiss romantically, especially since this doesn't happen when they a ...more
Sue Ross
Jan 24, 2014 Sue Ross rated it it was amazing
Pecan Pies and Homicides did not disappoint. This time Ella Mae has to deal with, not only the loss of her mother, an arsonist, a murderer, but also the possible loss of her first and only true love. When another enchanted grove is burned down by an arsonist, Ella Mae invites some of the residents to stay in her mother’s house. Has she invited the arsonist to live amongst the residents of Havenwood? Who is it that killed the tiny dancer and why? These are the problems that plaque Ella Mae in thi ...more
Feb 14, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it
I really liked this book and it was exactly what I expected from a cozy read. I only gave 4 stars because I felt like there was a little something missing in this latest instalment. I can't put my finger on it but I feel like I didn't really recognise the characters and the conversations between them felt different. Without giving away spoilers I was also disappointed that a lot of the main plot points around elementals were left unexplained so I'm hoping the next book will tidy some of that up. ...more
Sharon Chance
Jan 31, 2014 Sharon Chance rated it it was amazing
Pies and magic, magic and pies - how could you not love a mystery series that features pies and magic! In her third book of her Charmed Pie Shoppe series, Ellery Adams once again brings her readers an intriguing mystery that is filled with magic and, best of all - PIE! I really enjoy this series from Adams and look forward to seeing what new pie tricks she has up her sleeve for the next installment!
Feb 01, 2015 Nicky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Fast, easy and enjoyable read. I like that the murder played a much bigger part in this book. I'm a little at a lose with how the book ended with one of the characters, but I'm sure that will be addressed in the next installment. I like how some of the characters are developing much more in this book and not so one dimensional. I didn't have the killer pegged until it was revealed which was nice. Looking forward to the next book.
Oct 06, 2013 Bailey rated it it was amazing
I was very sad when this book ended, I read it way too fast. It was a little more fantasy and less mystery, but I'm very excited to see where the story goes from here. I am also very excited to hear that she is writing a new series! I had loved every book I have read by her, I cant wait to read more!
Mar 05, 2014 Erlyne rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this latest installment in the Charmed Pie Shoppe series. The intricacies of the romance between Hugh and Ella Mae get more interesting and complicated. The characters continue to delight, especially Reba. I want to eat one of Ella Mae's magical pies after reading this! Ellery Adams continues to delight.
Oct 27, 2013 Becky rated it it was amazing
I am enjoying this series more and more, although I did miss Ella's aunt and uncle in this book. There are a lot of interesting characters and many unanswered questions plus a mix of humor to lighten the story.
Jan 31, 2014 Alice rated it it was amazing
Excellent mystery and continuation of storyline. Ms Adams does an excellent job developing the plot and characters. I really want to know what will happen next. She makes magic very believable. Recipes look good too.
Sheila Beaumont
I loved this book, the best yet in the delightful "Charmed Pie Shoppe" series! It's got mystery, magic, Arthurian legend, enchantment, delicious pies, wonderful characters, and a twisty plot. Highly recommended for readers who enjoy a good, well-written mystery/fantasy.
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New York Times bestseller author, Ellery Adams, has written over thirty novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a Native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and wastes far too much time on Pinterest. She lives with h ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries (5 books)
  • Pies and Prejudice (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, #1)
  • Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, #2)
  • Lemon Pies and Little White Lies (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, #4)
  • Breach of Crust (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, #5)

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