Peachy Scream review

This is the second book in the newer series Georgia B&B by Anna Gerard, also known in cozy mystery circles as Ali Brandon and Diane A.S. Stuckart. I love the setting for this series and the fellow small businesses in Nina’s town. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I wasn’t annoyed by the character of Harry this time around. I got a big kick out of him hauling the Yorick skull prop around for the Hamlet production. It was even at the breakfast table lol.

My Goodreads review:

Peachy Scream (Georgia B&B, #2)Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’d really liked the first book in this series when I read it last year, and this one was a great follow-up. It was set not very long after the first one, and when Nina’s nemesis Harry showed up, I was all ready to be upset with him and wish he’d go away. But he surprised Nina (and me!) by acting fairly normal, well for Harry anyway. It does help if you read the first book first. Then it’ll be easy to understand just why Nina wasn’t a fan of Harry’s and wasn’t happy to see him back.

Once again, they made good sleuthing buddies. I got a kick out of his nickname for their little operation of looking into the death of one of the Shakespeare players. I think eventually Nina decided to cut Harry a little slack. I do like them a lot better when they’re getting along, and who knows, she might even fall for him. 😉

The mystery was sort of a premises mystery with only the people in the troupe as logical suspects. I wasn’t surprised by who did it, but I’d had someone else in mind most of the time. I really enjoyed the showdown, because staged ones are so much more fun and tricky. It’ll be interesting to see what old Wild Hare (Harry’s tour company) Harry gets into in the next book. I’m sure whatever it is, Nina’s going to be right in the thick of it with him!

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Dead to the Last Drop review

This is the eighth book in one of my favorite series, Killer Coffee written by Tonya Kappes. I just love everything I read by this author, and I haven’t even gotten around to a few of her older series. I know that I love reading about Roxy, Patrick, Aunt Maxi and all the fun folks in Honey Springs, Kentucky. I wish that it was a place I could go to and vacation there. Going across the lake to the bee farm always sounds fun! Aunt Maxi got her chance to shine on stage, or she thought she did anyway. Fun and laughs as always!

My Goodreads review:

Dead To The Last Drop: A Cozy Mystery (A Killer Coffee Mystery #8)Dead To The Last Drop: A Cozy Mystery by Tonya Kappes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I always love a visit in Honey Springs, KY with Roxy and her family/friends. It sounds like a little storybook town any time of the year, but in the winter it seems extra Hallmark-y. After a well-placed clue, I had a good idea of who the killer was, and I was right. The reason never really comes out until the end anyway. I liked the mention of having a mystery group in town, and Kayla at the Bee Farm got to be in this book a little instead of being just a mention. I like how the various friends and businesses sort of rotate around in the stories. Roxy and a friend in town were going to have exciting changes in both their lives/business, but you’ll have to read and find out!

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