Hughes, Mary Ellen

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Mary Ellen Hughes writes the Pickled and Preserved Mystery Series which starts in May 2014 and is sets in New York. Meet Piper Lamb, who’s returned to Cloverdale, New York, the scene of many, happy childhood summers, to indulge her simmering passion for all things pickled, canned, and preserved. She’s set up Piper’s Picklings, and to promote the shop and its wares, Piper has snagged a booth at the annual Cloverdale Fair. Things are going great – until the body of the town’s boisterous and blustering bagpiper is discovered in her new pickle barrel!

Join Piper, Aunt Judy and Uncle Frank, and an assortment of Cloverdale friends and foes, as Piper works to uncover the murderer, all while continuing to process every variety of fruit and vegetable into tasty pickles or delicious jams. She’ll even share the recipes with you!

Mary Ellen Hughes writes the Keepsake Cove Mystery Series which starts in November 2017 and is set in Maryland. It features Callie Reed who makes a long overdue visit to her aunt Melodie, who lives in a fairy-tale cottage in quaint Keepsake Cove, home to a bevy of unique collectible shops on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Mary Ellen Hughes is also the author of the Craft Corner Mysteries, including Wreath of Deception, String of Lies, and Paper-Thin Alibi, as well as the Maggie Olenski Mysteries.