I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Butter Off Dead by Leslie Budewitz
Length: 9 hours and 24 minutes
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Published by Berkley on July 7th 2015
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell
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Also by this author: Assault and Pepper, Guilty as Cinnamon (Spice Shop Mystery, #2), Death al Dente, Crime Rib
In an attempt to woo tourists to Jewel Bay and cheer up the townies, Erin Murphy, manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers’ Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favorite movie treats. But when her partner in planning, painter Christine Vandeberg, is found dead only days before the curtain rises, Erin suspects someone is attempting to stop the films from rolling.
To make matters worse, Nick—Erin’s brother and Christine’s beau—has top billing on the suspect list. Convinced her brother is innocent and determined that the show must go on, Erin has to find who’s really to blame before Nick gets arrested or the festival gets shut down. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more likely it becomes that she’ll be the next person cut from the program...
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Here is what I thought
Erin Murphy manager of the specialty local foods market known as the Merc, is organizing the First Annual Food Lovers’ Film Festival, filled with classic foodie flicks and local twists on favorite movie treats. Everything was going fairly good until painter Christine Vandeberg is found dead. She was Erin’s partner in putting the Film Festival together and was also her brother’s ex-girlfriend.
So of course her brother is the one they automatically suspect as well as Zayda, a young girl who wants to be an actress. Erin is worried about both of them but especially her brother because he is being very secretive about where he has been and what he has been doing. There are others that could be suspects and so Erin is determined to find out who killed Christine not only to prove her brother innocent but she liked Christine and feels awful about what happened.
I like Erin as a character and it has a well balanced cast of secondary characters. It’s not a cutesy cozy but still very enjoyable. It had a really good mystery and I didn’t guess the killer so that is always good.
Overall it was enjoyable and I hope to be getting to the next one Treble at the Jam Fest soon. This town sure has a lot of festivals. 🙂
I think Rebecca Mitchell has the right voice for this series and does a great job.
Audio rating: 4