Sunday, June 9, 2019

Weekend Book Reviews

One Feta in the Grave by Tina Kashian is the third book in the Kebaby Kitchen Mystery series.  Lucy is settled in as the manager of her family's Mediterranean restaurant.  The summer tourist season is drawing to a close but is ruined when another shop owner is murdered.  The suspect list is long, but Lucy's best friend Katie is at the top.  The characters work well together, and the mystery is strong.  I always look forward to the next book in this series, and this one does not disappoint.

The third book in the Pie Town Mystery series by Kirsten Weiss is Pie Hard.  Val is surprised when a reality television crew shows up at Pie Town to film and critique her pie shop.  When the show's producer falls to her death, Val and her crust maker Charlene find themselves in the middle of another mystery.  Soon the killer turns his/her sights on Val.  This book has a few surprise twists in the form of sub-plots but keeps the same zany cast of characters.

Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower is the latest book in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series.  This particular book is more of a novella and takes place in New York City rather than Amish country, but many of the same characters are on hand.  I was worried that the change in location would cause me to love the book less but that was not the case.  Bailey is filming a television show Bailey's Amish Sweets along with the help of her Amish cousin Charlotte.  Charlotte notices that some of the problems with the show are more intentional events of a jealous individual rather than random accidents.  This is a quick read yet a nice addition to the series.

disclosure:  I received these e-books through NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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