Mary Ellen Hughes is the nationally bestselling author of the Pickled and Preserved mystery series that began with The Pickled Piper and continues to License to Dill. The third and most recent release in the series is Scene of the Brine. All three books include pickling and preserving recipes. She is also the author of five other novels, including the Craft Corner mysteries (with craft directions included) and several short stories.
She lives near Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband, who helps her cook up plenty of new mystery ideas.