2021 Publisher’s Weekly FINALIST: Adult Fiction Shortlisted, Selfies Awards
2021 Swoon Awards WINNER: Best Romantic Suspense


Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged!


But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear.




Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked?


‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the first book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.