Afternoon Tea is a Killer Occasion in Karen Rose Smith’s Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches

In Karen Rose Smith’s Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches, Daisy’s Tea Garden in Pennsylvania’s Amish country is known for its elegant finger foods and afternoon tea—but now owner Daisy Swanson has to finger a killer. The mysterious story starts when restaurant critic Derek Schumaker, notorious for his bitter reviews, visits Daisy’s Tea Garden and takes a to-go order when the afternoon tea service is done. However, when he perishes from a seizure, it looks like his food was dosed with something deadly. Considering a threat that recently appeared on his blog—and whispers of scandal in his past—Daisy has quite an assortment of suspects to sift through. Enjoy a bit of pimento cheese on your next batch of tea sandwiches along with a pot of your favorite green tea to sip while reading this captivating book.

Pimento Spread
Makes about 2 cups
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened about 20 minutes and chunked)
  • ⅓ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 ounce pimento, drained well (I buy a 2-ounce jar)
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1½ tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 or 5 sun-dried tomato halves (sliced)
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  1. Add all ingredients to a two-cup food chopper and mix until smooth. Seasonings are suggestions. Adjust according to taste.
  2. Serve as a spread or a dip.


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Karen Rose Smith is an award-winning and best-selling author (USA Today List, Borders Bestseller List, Amazon Romance Bestseller lists, Barnes and Noble Bestseller list). Her awards include two Golden Leaf awards in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, two awards for Best Special Editions and Romance Review’s Today’s Best Series Romance Award. She welcomes interaction with her readers on Facebook and Twitter, and would love to chat about plotlines, titles, emotions, heroes, heroines, music, books, gardening, cooking, or anything else readers deem noteworthy. Visit Karen online at or on the social media platforms below. For more Cozy Mysteries, visit



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