In Carol J. Perry’s See Something, Salem’s WICH-TV program director Lee Barrett is about to discover no good deed goes unpunished. Lee has been promoted from field reporter to program director. Keeping track of all the shows and managing the local TV personalities—including a cowboy, a clown, and a performing dog—has her head spinning. Perhaps that’s what makes her take pity on the distraught woman she finds sitting alone on a bench on the Salem common. When she realizes that the poor woman doesn’t even know her own name, Lee takes her into the warmth of the home she shares with her Aunt Ibby and their clairvoyant gentleman cat, O’Ryan. Maybe Lee can use her own psychic gifts to divine the woman’s identity. Lee’s detective beau Pete Mondello wants to talk to the “Jane Doe,” but before he can investigate, he’s called to a crime scene. A body has been found washed up in a narrow harbor cove. As harmless as her new houseguest seems, Lee can’t help but wonder if she may be harboring a killer. Savor this engaging book in your favorite cozy seat with a cup of tea and delicious date scones!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup chopped dates
- 3 large eggs, divided
- Devonshire cream, to serve
- Jam, to serve
- Preheat oven to 400°. Grease 2 rimmed baking sheets.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add dates, tossing lightly.
- Beat 2 eggs slightly and add to mixture. Stir with a fork until the mixture forms a ball and leaves sides of bowl.
- On a lightly floured board, roll dough to a ½-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut as many scones as possible from dough, rerolling scraps once. Place on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
- Slightly beat remaining 1 egg, and brush on tops of scones.
- Bake until golden brown, approximately 15 minutes.
- Serve with Devonshire cream and jam, if desired.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carol J. Perry is the bestselling author of the long-running Witch City Mystery series set in Salem, Massachusetts and the new Haunted Haven Mystery series set in a small Florida town. She’s also written several biographies, middle grade children’s books, a Florida travel guide, and hundreds of articles on specialized topics like antiques, travel, and ecology. Born on Halloween eve in the magical city of Salem, Massachusetts, Carol now lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband Dan. You can find her online at www.CarolJPerry.com.