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.Muffin But Murder by Victoria Hamilton
Length: 9 hours and 56 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 304
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Margaret Strom
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Also by this author: Bran New Death, Death of an English Muffin (Merry Muffin Mystery, #3), Much Ado About Muffin
Muffin maker Merry Wynter hopes to find a buyer for the castle she’s recently inherited. But when she throws a party to draw interest, she finds someone who’s bought the farm instead…Merry’s career as a New York City stylist has crumbled, but her passion for muffins has helped her rise upstate in Autumn Vale. Everyone in town loves the tasty treats. Still, she would like to return to her glamorous life. Besides, the upkeep of Wynter Castle is expensive, and Merry’s cup isn’t exactly overflowing.So in order to bring some prospective buyers into the mix, Merry whisks together a spooky soiree and decorates the castle with dashes of fabric and a sprinkling of spider webs. Friends new and old are invited, and everyone has a blast. But as the revelers empty out, Merry notices one partygoer who isn’t leaving—or breathing. Now Merry must hurry to unmask a killer before her perfect plans turn into a recipe for disaster…
What I thought of this book.
Merry is still working fixing up the Winter Castle that she inherited. She fears that she can not keep it as it’s to expensive to keep up, but if she fixes it up she might get a buyer. So she decides to have a party for potential buyers and she makes it a masquerade party.
Things don’t go so well when she finds one of the guest still in her house and he isn’t moving. It seems to be that he is the brother of a man who was killed from the previous book. What was he doing at her party and why is her there? Not only does she have to deal with this but she has a man who says that he is also an heir to the Winter Castle because his mother dated Merry’s uncle and that he just found out who his father was. Merry doesn’t really believe him but she is not real sure what to do with him, he is really annoying.
Merry along with her friends and the policeman in charge Virgil (whom kind of likes Merry) work together to find out what is happened. It has a little to do with the first book so I don’t want to say anything that might spoil things if you haven’t read the first book. 🙂
I think I liked this one a bit better than the first book and I am rooting for Merry to find a grand way to keep the Winter Castle, so I am curious to see what will go on in the next book. The mystery was really good and really enjoy all the characters.
Merry is really interesting character but her friends are a lot of fun as well. Pish is probably one of my favorites as he is so big city. I was also excited for how things worked out with her friend (can’t remember her name) and Jack.
If you like cozies then you will enjoy this one as well.
Margaret Strom does a really good job with this series and I am starting to get use to her voice.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Audiobook Challenge 2016
- Cloak and Dagger 2016
- Craving the Cozies 2016
- Cruzin' Thru the Cozies 2016
- Winter COYER