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.One Potato, Two Potato, Dead by Lynn Cahoon
Length: 7 hours and 7 minutes
Published by Lyrical Underground Pages: 237
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Susan Boyce
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Also by this author: If the Shoe Kills, Dressed To Kill, Murder on Wheels, Tea Cups and Carnage, A Story to Kill, Fatality by Firelight, Hospitality and Homicide, Killer Party, Of Murder and Men, Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2), Slay in Character
Angie Turner’s restaurant, The County Seat, is conveniently located near a first-class farmers market—so her menu is full of fresh ingredients. But a visiting culinary professor has just had a taste of something very unhealthy . . . Angie first meets Daniel Monet at a local mission, where she and her chef-in-training, Hope, are serving barbeque chicken poutine to the homeless. Monet is one of Hope’s teachers—but Angie’s boyfriend knows him from his youthful days in England, and he went by a different name back then. After Sheriff Brown shows up the next morning to report that the pseudo-French gourmet has been dead on top of a pool table, the victim of poisoned wine, it seems his real name might not have been the only secret he was hiding. The bon vivant is no longer vivant, and with Hope’s prints on the glass, it’ll be Angie who has to sauce out the real killer . . . Praise for Lynn Cahoon's Tourist Trap Mysteries “Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries “Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”—Fresh Fiction
Lynn Cahoon is one of my favorite cozy authors and though this isn’t my favorite by her I am still enjoying it a lot!
Angie Turner’s restaurant The County Seat is doing really good and they have started taking on a few more events. They use farm to fresh ingredients. Angie and her chef in training help at a local mission where they meet Daniel who is one of Hope’s teachers. It seems that Angie’s boyfriend knows him as someone else but can’t place where he knows him. It prompts him to take a trip back home to figure things out.
Meanwhile, Daniel is killed and Hope might have been the last one to see him alive leaving her the suspect so, Angie has to put on her sleuthing hat and figure out who might have wanted him dead. It turns out there could have a few others that might want him dead since he was having an affair with married woman and then he was known to be kind of a ladies man especially with his students. She knows her friend and employee didn’t do it so she tries her best to figure it out even if it aggravates the sheriff, who is pretty much a father figure to her boyfriend!
I really enjoyed this one probably more than I have the others in this series so maybe that means this one is finally starting to grow on my a bit. I really like Angie and her friends and employees at the County Seat. I also like Ian who is Angie’s boyfriend though I am not terrible attached to him as I should be.
I thought it had a pretty good mystery, lots of good viable suspects and I was kind of surprised at who the killer really was even when I suspected that person. Enjoyable read!
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.Death in Dark Blue by Julia Buckley
Length: 7 hours and 53 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 300
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell
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An aspiring suspense author finds herself writing mysteries by day and solving them by night in the second Writer’s Apprentice Mystery by the author of A Dark and Stormy Murder and the Undercover Dish Mysteries.
In the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana, Lena London is settling into her dream job, but someone is making her life a nightmare…
Things are beginning to go right for Lena. She’s got a new job assisting suspense novelist and friend, Camilla Graham. She lives rent-free in Camilla’s beautiful, Gothic house. She even has a handsome new boyfriend, Sam West.
After being under attack by the media and his neighbors, Sam has recently been cleared of suspicion for murder. Journalists and townsfolk alike are remorseful, and one blogger would even like to apologize to him in person. But when she’s found dead behind Sam’s house, Lena must dodge paparazzi as she unravels the many mysteries that threaten to darken the skies of her little town and her newfound love with Sam.
Lena loves her job and she is finally settling into it after what had transpired in the first book. Her boyfriend Sam seems happier than he has been in a while. In the last book he was accused of killing his wife and it tainted things but they found proof she is still alive though they don’t know where she might be.
People around town and sorry to have accused him and even the blogger who wrote about him wants to come and apologize in person but she never makes it to him. Lena goes for a walk and finds her dead and on Sam’s property. It starts all over again but this time Sam has more friendly reinforcements. The local cop has become his friend and isn’t as hot to jump on accusing him and just wants to find out what happened. Lena wants to help to and seems to think it has to do with Victoria’s disappearance and so like any good writer research is the key and she ask one of the librarians to help her.
I think this series is a much more complex cozy mystery series than a lot of the others I have read. The story about Victoria and what might have happened to her continued from book one to this one and even though some things are resolved it still continues into the next one making this a series that is best read in order. I am enjoying getting to know the characters and I like Lena and feel really bad for Sam. I think my favorite character is the writer Camilla Graham.
It had an enjoyable mystery and I think concentrating on other aspects of the story I never gave much thought to who the killer was so it caught me off guard. 🙂 Enjoyable read!