Magic, Lies and Deadly Pies – Misha Popp
Naomi: When people say “don’t judge a book by its cover”, they are specifically talking about this book. What you expect: a cute, cozy mystery. What you get: magical realism, vigilante homicide, social commentary, feminism, casual queerness and found family.
The women of Daisy’s family have been capable of magic for generations. Her mother and grandmother performed gentle magic that helped people feel good. Daisy, however, can use her magic to bake pies that kill abusive men. She runs an underground pie-business that helps women who need to escape the terrible men in their lives. When a mysterious blackmailer threatens to expose her if she doesn’t use her magic to kill the women on his hit-list, Daisy must figure out who he is before her life is destroyed.
Despite the rather dark subject matter, the tone of the novel is lighthearted, filled with snarky humor and a lovable main character.
Also, don’t read this while hungry, you will crave pie. Of the non-poisonous variety.