Friday, December 29, 2017

Honey-Baked Homicide by Gayle Leeson

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Honey-Baked Homicide
by Gayle Leeson

ISBN-13: 9781101990827
Mass Market Paperback:
288 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
It's fall in Winter Garden, Virginia, and business at Amy Flowers' Down South Cafe has never been better. So when struggling beekeeper Stuart Landon asks Amy to sell some of his honey, she's happy to help. The jars of honey are a sweet success, but their partnership is cut short when Amy discovers Landon's body outside the cafe early one morning. As Amy tries to figure out who could possibly have wanted to harm the unassuming beekeeper, some of the suspects start harassing her. She'll have to use all of her skills--and her Southern charm--to find her way out of this sticky situation.

My Review:
Honey-Baked Homicide is a cozy mystery. This is the third book in the series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this one, and this one didn't spoil the whodunit of the previous mysteries.

Amy's a nice gal who asked questions and passed information on to her detective boyfriend. The mystery was clue-based. Suspense was added by a couple of young men harassing Amy because one of them got in trouble for reckless driving around her. It wasn't hard to guess the motive, which narrowed down whodunit. I wasn't certain who the actual murderer was until the confession, though.

There was one use of bad language. There were no sex scenes. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable 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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1 comment:

Gayle said...

Thanks so much for your review! Sorry I'm so late to comment--I just saw this today.