Silence of the Jams
by Gayle Leeson
Mass Market Paperback:
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: April 4, 2017
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
In Winter Garden, Virginia, the Down South Cafe is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making jam and pies. The only thorn in her side is Chamber of Commerce director George Lincoln, who is trying to buy the cafe so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site. When George collapses while eating at the Down South, everybody assumes it's a heart attack until the autopsy declares it to be poisoning. Now it's up to Amy to prove her innocence.
Silence of the Jams is a cozy mystery. This is the second book in the series. You don't need to read the previous book to understand this one, and this one didn't spoil the whodunit of the previous mystery.
The mystery was clue-based, but there weren't many suspects. I was pretty certain of whodunit from early on, though the author did make me wonder a couple times if maybe I was wrong. Amy asked some good questions, but much of her efforts (understandably) went in running her restaurant and some family drama involving an aunt.
Amy's a nice gal who doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. She's fairly intelligent. "Fairly" because she did confront one of her suspects when they were completely alone and accuse him of lying about something that would be a motive. It doesn't matter how that turned out; it was dangerous.
There was no bad language and no sex scenes. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable mystery.
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