Grilled 4 Murder review

This is the tenth book in the hilarious Sophie Kimball Mysteries series written by husband and wife team J.C. Eaton also known as Sun City West residents themselves, Ann Goldfarb and Jim Clapp. I felt so bad for them when I read how the inspiration for the rascally Streetman, their Streetboy, had gone to Rainbow Bridge. I’m happy he’ll live on in silly Streetman who now has a little partner in craziness! It’s always so fun to get lost in the world of Sun City West and the ever-patient Phee who has to deal with everything.

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My Goodreads review:

Grilled 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery, #10Grilled 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery, #10 by J.C. Eaton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Sun City West book club ladies and their buddies the pinochle guys were in rare form this time! There’s never a dull moment where either group is concerned, and there was plenty of hilarity to go along with it. Harriet and the ladies especially had an agenda since Paul and Herb were the top suspects in a guy’s death. The side stories that went along with it, especially little Streetman finding himself a cat friend just added to the usual craziness!

I love all these characters and think it’s pretty awesome that the couple who writes this series actually lives out there. I’ve heard them talking online about how everyday life is sometimes fair game to make it into a book, lol. I’m really crazy about Streetman, although in real life he probably wouldn’t like me that well since he doesn’t seem to like anyone except Harriet lol. Now that he had a partner in crime and mischief, there was no stopping him! The whodunit kept me guessing until the reveal. I absolutely can’t wait for the next in series. It’s always a barrel of fun!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Beyond the Page via NetGalley, an my opinions are my own.

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Murder at the Blueberry Festival review

This is the third book in the Beacon Bakeshop Mysteries by Darci Hannah, and the character development just gets better and better. Everyone’s in a good place as far as their relationships go, and the murder wasn’t an easy one to solve. I loved the funny moments that usually included the goat or Welly…or both. It’s just such a fun bunch of characters that I always look forward to catching up with in their next story.

My Goodreads review:

Murder at the Blueberry Festival (A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery Book 3)Murder at the Blueberry Festival by Darci Hannah
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blueberry Festival time was going on, and someone must’ve thought it’d be hilarious to play some pranks that weren’t really funny except to one individual who laughed louder than anyone at all of the events. Lindsey and her band of amateur sleuths eventually had to find out why a fairly beloved citizen was killed in such a weird way.

It was a hoot to read about Kennedy taking care of a goat and turning her into a little glam-goat. I loved that Lindsey and Rory were in a great place in their relationship as were Kennedy and her sweetie, Tuck who’s on the police force. I do like Sgt. Murdock pretty well. She came off as super tough, but since Lindsey was so easy to tease, the woman couldn’t resist sometimes. I really like Lindsey’s dad so much, and he seemed to be becoming a good fishing buddy of Rory’s. Even Lindsey’s mom’s become such a neat character that I think I’ll miss her if a book ever takes place while they’re being snowbirds in Florida. Ellie and Betty are the sleuthing pals in their age bracket, lol. Betty and Doc crack me up in their relationship, just too cute!

Rory’s little side story had him a bit lost for a while as far as what he wanted to do now that he wasn’t in law enforcement. I think he came up with the perfect solution as you’ll read at the very end of the book.

The showdown was actually pretty sad, so you might need to grab a tissue or two. It wasn’t dangerous for Lindsey but very soul baring for someone else. Good thing Lindsey’s got a heart of gold and loves to listen to anyone who needs it. I can’t say a whole lot or I’m afraid I might give away some fun secrets of the book that’re best revealed when you first read it. Hope you have as much fun as I did catching up with Lindsey and her whole work team, family and awesome friends! There’s not much longer to wait because the book releases July 26, 2022.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Kensington Cozies via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

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