Today I’m excited to participate in the Bookstagram & Creative Tour for Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death by Amita Murrayhosted by MTMC Tours. This is an Adult Cozy Mystery and it was published on November 9, 2021 from Agora Books!

summary of arya winters and the tiramisu of death

Title: Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death

Author: Amita Murray

Publication Date: November 9, 2021
Genres: Adult Cozy Mystery, Thriller

Pages: 295

Format: eBook, Paperback

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Arya Winters is your typical cozy heroine. She lives in a cottage in a small English village, and bakes for a living–well, she specializes in macabre desserts. She has the standard nosy neighbors, who she avoids ruthlessly due to her social anxiety. And, oh, she also has a mild case of Tourette’s.

When her neighbor Tobias Yards turns up dead, no one seems to connect it to Arya’s Auntie Meera’s recent death, so she takes matters into her own hands. All she has to do to uncover the truth is to get over her aversion to Other People. Besides that, it’s just a matter of getting beyond some yellow tape, dodging her former BFF Tallulah from secondary school, and getting into her new neighbor, writer Branwell Beam’s, pants–he seems strangely reluctant. What Arya doesn’t realize is that the murderer is dangerous, preying on lonely people who’ve experienced trauma, and that she might have to do all she can to not become the next victim.


arya winters and the tiramisu of death review

i have so many thoughts on this book. it was great on so many levels.

arya winters is unlike any main character i’ve ever read about. and i mean that in a good way. while i hate to admit it, arya is the first main character that i’ve come across with tourettes. i found it absolutely refreshing.

to be fair, she wasn’t the nicest person. but i liked how she kept pushing herself forward instead of retreating into her home and hiding away. she’s headstrong and determined. she does things i disagree with (she does things she disagrees with).

aside from arya, the mystery itself was good and the writing was fantastic. however, i didn’t like how the murderer was revealed. i felt i wasn’t given a proper chance to consider them as a suspect.

besides that minor blemish, arya winters and the tiramisu of death was an excellent mystery novel. i really loved how arya seemed to adopt people’s cats.

while this book is classed as adult, it may not be suitable for younger readers (mainly due to the frequent references to sex and that arya likes to practice it regularly).

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Head over to my Instagram account to enter the tour giveaway where THREE lucky readers will win a copy of Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death!

Ends on March 26th, 2022. Winners will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.

tour schedule

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about amita murray

Amita is a writer, based in London. Her first novel The Trouble with Rose came out with Harper Collins in 2019, with the German edition coming out with Random House Blanvalet in 2021.

Having lived in and around Delhi, London and California, Amita likes to write funny things about cultural encounters and relationships. She thinks of herself as a bit of a nomad, though a previous tutor also aptly suggested the label “cultural abyss.” (Use in a sentence: Amita, you’re a cultural abyss.)

In 2016, she was shocked when her short story collection won the SI Leeds Literary Prize at a magical award ceremony at the Ilkley Literature Festival. Actually, it was so magical, she’ll be talking about this prize for years, just wait and see. (And don’t say you weren’t warned.) The collection was partly written under a Leverhulme Writer-in-Residence grant at University College London in 2015, and stories appear in Wasafiri, SAND Berlin, the Berkeley Fiction Review and others.

She’s held writerly residencies with Leverhulme/University College London and Plymouth University/Literature Works. She has taught advanced fiction at the University of East Anglia and CityLit London.

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  1. avatar
    WendyW says:

    I like that the main character has Tourette’s. And I can certainly see how Tiramisu can be deadly! Sounds like a very exciting story.

  2. avatar

    AHH THE AESTHETICS FOR THIS BOOK LOOK AMAZING!!😍 I absolutely have to check this one out!!

    1. avatar

      thank you so much!! i was worried it looked a little funny

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