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review 2018-06-21 01:09
All You Need Is Fudge
All You Need is Fudge - Nancy CoCo

Allie is out walking her dog, Mal when Mal pulls her to the lake and they find the body of socialite Carin Moore. Carin's murder is a puzzle for all as her boyfriend's sister is framed for Carin. Allie knows that Paige did not murder Carin and since Trent is not returning her calls, she decides she has to find out all she can so that she can try and prove that Paige is innocent, along the way she learns some of the local secrets and is threatened. 

 

This story did have me believing it was one person and I was totally surprised at the end. Good read. Can't wait to have cooler weather so that I can try some of the fudge recipes. 

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review 2018-06-18 13:01
Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never - Jenn McKinlay

This book starts with the first ever library return where you could return your books without a fine, no matter how late they were. The library ends up being filled with books being returned after weeks, months and years. Lindsey, the library director, asks her usuals at the "Crafternoon" to help check books back into the library and arrange them for placement back on shelves. She even offers prizes for the book that was returned after being gone the longest. The ladies find a book that was checked out 1 day before the person who borrowed it was murdered. Lindsey takes the book to the police and then starts her own investigation with Robbie, an old English actor with a crush on her, to find out who really murdered the lady, an English teacher at the local high school. 

 

This also has Lindsey "talking" about her relationship with Sully and then the two of them coming out and letting the whole town know. 

 

It was a cute story and there were some moments that were too crazy to be probable, but still a fun story. 

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review 2018-06-13 10:50
Abstract Aliases (Bodies of Art Mystery, #3)
Abstract Aliases - Ritter Ames

If you're willing to suspend disbelief and are looking for an action packed pseudo-spy caper, this series is worth checking out.

 

Abstract Aliases has Jack and Laurel chasing after art forgeries, crime syndicates, ex-employees gone rogue and trying to figure out who is killing forgers throughout Europe, and why.  It's a jet-setting kind of story, with trains, planes and automobiles and character far more likeable than they were in the first two books (more cooperation, less game-playing).

 

I was feeling lukewarm about the series as a whole and this one languished on my TBR for some time before I grabbed it, but the pure escapist fun, and the plot and character progression have left me eager to read the next book.

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review 2018-06-09 20:36
Pages of Sin
Pages of Sin - Kate Carlisle

Good short story. Brooklyn is back in her hometown, staying with her parents and giving a program at the library to teach people simple fixes of special books. Her mother asks her to help clean out a friend's house after her death. When she is using some of the books to teach her students, they find some records that show some of the secrets of the woman who died and her family. When they are brought together and the items are brought out at the memorial the whole truth starts to come out. 

 

While not a murder mystery, it is still a cute story showing some things that people keep hidden. 

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review 2018-06-07 18:22
Delicious and Suspicious
Delicious and Suspicious - Riley Adams

I would start and stop on this book as I came across other books and I just felt the pressure to read what my girls were reading and just trying to find something to get them excited about the reading. I also could not find an audio version of this book, so I was stuck with hardback or Kindle borrows from the library. 

 

Lulu is the owner of Aunt Pat's, an old BBQ place in Memphis, TN. It used to be her aunt's place and then it became hers. Her oldest son, Ben, helps run the kitchen, while her dil, Sarah, and others help with waitressing duties. Her youngest son, Seb, has returned to the family business but is unreliable at best and uncaring at the worst. A food channel has sent some people to look at the two BBQ places in town to showcase on their show. The person sent to meet and greet is Rebecca and she is not a very nice person and wrecks havoc all around as she goes around the town. When she ends up dead in her room following a tasting at Aunt Pat's, Lulu feels the pressure to find out who really killed her and made it look like her family is to blame. 

 

There were some moments where there seemed to be too much happening in the story and yet the story didn't seem to be going anywhere. There are lots of people in the story who come in later that will help the story move along. I did enjoy the story once I was able to just sit and enjoy the story. 

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