By Terry Kovarik
Darci Hannah has combined her love of Door County and its well-known cherry treats with her love of writing. Hannah grew up in Illinois and vacationed with her family in Door County during the summer. When she decided to switch from writing historical fiction to murder mysteries, Door County was chosen as a perfect location of a fictional town.
Hannah’s book, “Cherry Pies and Deadly Lies”, is what she describes as a “cozy mystery” or a good book to bring to the beach. The protagonist Whitney Bloom reluctantly returns home to Door County from her new life in Chicago when her dad is accused of murder. Bloom, a baker by trade, finds herself trying to solve the crime while also serving up dishes made from Door County’s famous crop.
“Cherry Pies and Deadly Lies” is the first novel in Hannah’s “Very Cherry Mystery” series, all set in Door County. The second novel is due out next June, just in time for summer vacationers.