Sunday, November 13, 2016

Killing Thyme by Leslie Budewitz

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Killing Thyme
by Leslie Budewitz

ISBN-13: 9780425271803
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Pepper Reece is busy conjuring up spice blends bursting with seasonal flavor and crossing her fingers for a rave review from a sharp-tongued food critic. Add to the mix a welcome visit from her mother, Lena.

While browsing in the artists’ stalls, Pepper and Lena drool over stunning pottery made by a Market newcomer. But when Lena recognizes the potter, Bonnie Clay, as an old friend who disappeared years ago, the afternoon turns sour. To Pepper’s surprise, Bonnie seems intimately connected to her family’s past. When Bonnie is murdered only days later, Pepper is determined to uncover the truth.

My Review:
Killing Thyme is a cozy mystery. It's the third book in the series. You don't need to read the previous novel to understand this one, and this story didn't spoil the previous whodunits.

The mystery was clue-based. The critical clues didn't come until nearly the end. I must admit that I didn't guess whodunit, though I came close. The main characters were interesting and likable, and the trap that they set at the end was fun. There was a very minor amount of bad language. There was no sex. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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