Thursday, October 26, 2017

Secrets And Pies by Jenny Kales-Book Review

About the book 
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of Callie’s Kitchen! Greek-American restaurateur Callie Costas faces down another killer in the small waterfront town of Crystal Bay, Wisconsin. Recipes included!
Summertime in Crystal Bay means tourist season for Calliope “Callie” Costas, owner of Callie’s Kitchen, a Greek-meets-Midwest from-scratch eatery. Business is booming but so is the stress. Callie can barely keep up with the demand for her famous summer fruit pies and savory Greek delicacies, plus she’s agreed to bake dozens of “pitas” for the annual Greek Fest.
When Callie is asked to deliver cast party treats for a Murder Mystery Night at the historic Harris House, it seems like a welcome break from her hot stove. That is, until she finds herself an unwilling player in yet another suspicious death. Worse yet, the victim is a family friend and graduate student working on a project involving Crystal Bay’s colorful past.
Before long, a motley crew of suspects makes things as juicy as the succulent berries strewn around Callie’s Kitchen. And that’s not all Callie’s got on her plate. Add family obligations, a deepening romance with a local detective and unexpected personnel problems to the mix. One thing’s for sure: Callie’s got the recipe for a long, hot summer!
SECRETS AND PIES is the third installment in the Callie’s Kitchen Mystery series.
And I thought
Get ready to cozy up with a great book.  Secrets and Pies will draw you in a keep you entertained.  

If your looking for a  fast paced a bit funny and lots of mystery you'll be happy you with the secrets between these pages. 

Callie and her friends and "wanna be" friend will have you turning the pages all the way to the end.  And then running into the kitchen to bake a pie.  The story ends with a few delicious sounding treats at the end.  

Callie has more than her share of trouble going on around as dead bodies real and pretend seem to follow her where she does.  
The book begins with Callie taking pies to a Murder Mystery dinner at one of the towns famous old mansions.  Within moments 
Callie finds a dead body only this one is still warm and not really dead!  

But it doesn't take long for a real body to appear and a mystery to solve.  When one of Callie's daughters teachers is murder on the sight of her ex-husbands new project Callie has to jump in and find the real culprit so her ex along with his annoying wife doesn't get put in the slammer.  

Secrets And Pies is book 3 of a fun series.  I am looking forward to reading books 1 and 2.  

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours.
This review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 

What others are saying 
This was a fast paced mystery, with Callie having to do an awful lot along with trying to solve the murder.
~A Chick Who Reads
Secrets and Pies is a delightful cozy mystery and I enjoyed it very much…Having become fully invested in these characters, I hope for many more Callie’s Kitchen stories.
~The Power of Words
I love how the characters seem to just jump off of the page and into the readers mind hooking them until the end. This story is truly awesome and I highly recommend it to fans of cozy mysteries.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Jenny Kales reminds me that indie authors are so worth reading. She has created a series that not only I adore but many others do as well. The charm and flavor that comes from this mystery will have a reader cheering for more!
~Bibliophile Reviews
SECRETS AND PIES was a fast paced tale blessed with some of the most eclectic characters I’ve read in a cozy. The way author Kales describes her characters made me feel as though I was in the story with them.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
I love so much about this book – theatre, old houses with secret a
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing my book, Secrets and Pies! :) Jenny