Abby Collette’s A Deadly Inside Scoop

It’s the middle of the week, which means it’s time for Can’t-Wait Wednesday. The temperatures are finally trickling up from freezing around here, and I’m starting to believe we might be headed toward traditional spring temperatures. And with the newfound heat comes the season for one of my favorite treats—and a book that would pair perfectly with it.

Today I’m waiting for…

Okay, sure, ice cream is perfectly acceptable no matter the weather, but there’s something extra special about a scoop on the first 80° day of the year. Similarly, there’s nothing like stumbling into a great new cozy mystery series before it’s had a plethora of sequels to catch up on.

Abby Collette, a pseudonym of Abby L. Vandiver, is offering up the best of both worlds with her newest book.

Plus, come on. Look at that cover.

I can’t wait.

From the publisher:

This book kicks off a charming cozy mystery series set in an ice cream shop—with a fabulous cast of quirky characters.

Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family’s ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she’s going back to basics. Win is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors—many from her grandmother’s original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away.

To make matters worse, that evening, Win finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Win’s father is implicated in his death. It’s not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Win is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she’ll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown…


Title: A Deadly Inside Scoop
Series: Ice Cream Parlor Mysery #1
Author: Abby Collette
Publisher: Berkley Books
Expected Publication: May 12, 2020
Classification: Cozy Mystery

Collette’s Website | Goodreads


Note: Can’t Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, so be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants. Fair warning: don’t be surprised if you come away with an expanded TBR pile.

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