The Blackmail Blend  , a mini-mystery in  Livia Day’s Café La Femme  series

The Blackmail Blend, a mini-mystery in Livia Day’s Café La Femme series


Livia Day’s alter ego, Tansy Rayner Roberts, is one of TAF2019’s scarily talented panellists.

Ahead of the launch of the next volume of Livia’s Cafe La Femme series, Keep Calm and Kill the Chef, Twelfth Planet Press has redesigned the covers for the whole series.

TAF2019 is pleased to reveal the second cover today - The Blackmail Blend, a gorgeous mini-mystery between Books 1 and 2.

Set in Hobart, the series is great pre-festival reading to sink your teeth into!

About The Blackmail Blend

Cake, not murder. Cake hardly ever gets you killed...

Tabitha can quit solving murder mysteries any time she likes - and right now, she's far more interested in her catering job for Queen Beattie's high tea. Beatrice Wilde is a famous and beloved romance novelist, who nurtures new writers with tea, sympathy and career advice. She's also obnoxious, demanding, and a hot contender for 'Client Most Likely To Be Murdered By Cake Fork.'

Queen Beattie's high tea sets off a murderous chain of events involving poison, blackmail, revenge ... and a special blend of mayhem. Once again, Tabitha is right in the centre of the chaos, and the only way out is to solve the crime - even if that means losing one of the very confusing and attractive men in her life.

Six romance writers
Five secrets
Four poison pen letters
Three stolen manuscripts
Two undercover journalists
One over-complicated love life

Way too many teacups and tiny sandwiches...

The Blackmail Blend is a Cafe La Femme Mini Mystery set between A Trifle Dead (Book 1) and Drowned Vanilla (Book 2)

About Livia Day

Livia Day is a stylish, murder-obsessed fashionista who lives inside the head of someone else entirely. Tansy Rayner Roberts is a mother, an author, a blogger, a podcaster, and a Hugo-award winning critic. Together they WRITE CRIME. And sometimes they invent ice cream recipes. Livia Day is the author of the Café La Femme series of cozy mystery novels, including A Trifle DeadDrowned VanillaThe Blackmail Blend and available for preorder, Keep Calm and Kill the Chef. Warning: reading these books will make you crave dessert.

Preorder your copy of the next Tabitha Darling instalment Keep Calm and Kill the Chef from any online ebook platform, direct from Twelfth Planet Press, or with your local bookstore.

Out September 19th 2019

Follow the full reveal of the all new look for the Cafe La Femme series this week!

A Trifle Dead on Monday at Sisters in Crime (

The Blackmail Blend on Tuesday at the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (

Drowned Vanilla on Wednesday with Sulari Gentill on Facebook

Keep Calm and Kill the Chef on Thursday at Twelfth Planet Press  (