Saturday, December 8, 2018

Pineapple Upside Down Murder-Great Escapes Tour-Review

About the book 
Pineapple Upside Down Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
MYS ED llc (November 23, 2018)
Print Length: 130 pages
Introducing Jolie Tucker, an introverted yet passionate restaurant co-owner of Cast Iron Creations, who, at her best friend Ava’s request, steps out of her comfort zone which leads her into the shade of a killer in the small, cozy village of Leavensport, Ohio. The victim is the villages beloved Ellie Siler who runs the village sweet spot, Chocolate Capers. Jolie finds her grandma Opal is a prime suspect and goes on a search for answers only to find out that her families secret recipes may not belong to the Tucker family at all. Jolie’s job, family, and livelihood are all on the line. The answers are assuredly lethal.
What others are saying 
With a quirky population of characters who have known each other for many years, this small town cozy is full of surprises.
~Laura’s Interests
What a great start to a new cozy series. I loved the characters, the town, and the writing style.
~The Book’s the Thing
Character Guest Post
Welcome to Leavensport, Ohio where Death takes a Delicious turn!
One year into co-owning my dream restaurant, Cast Iron Creations, with my best friend Ava, finds me smack in the face of a murder investigation. Trust me; the last thing I want to do is be investigating. I’m shy and introverted and feel most comfortable in the kitchen in the back of our eatery. Ava, on the other hand, is bold in appearance and personality and runs the front of the shop. When we find Leavensport’s beloved Ellie Siler, who is also my grandma’s best friend, dead in the alley in the back of our eatery we have no choice to be involved. Then, my grandma becomes a prime suspect as the police think she killed Ellie because our family’s secret recipes were never ours to begin with. My family, reputation, and business are all at stake. 

And I thought
 I loved the idea/concept of this book/series.  This the first in the series and  sets the stage for some fun reading and a bit of mystery. 
When it comes out that the owner(s) of the famous recipes are bogus it's a let down for everyone. 
It's a bit of a 'let down' also for Jolie when her best friend Ava  and co-owner announces she just might be moving away from town. 
Ava has a few other secrets she's never shared with Jolie that kind of made me a little less than enthralled with the whole idea. 

But, as I turned the pages I became taken in with this fun and cozy mystery.  

I would like to have found a few more recipes but with all the drama over them maybe we'll get a few more in book 2. 

I really liked the cover on this one and I enjoyed the fun and Cozy read and look forward to book 2. 

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

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1 comment:

  1. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for having me on your blog. I truly appreciate that you took time to read my first in the series! I have a notebook dedicated to taking notes on reviews to help me improve with each book! I was a HS teacher for over two decades and believe in self-reflection and continuing to learn and improve on every journey in my life! Thanks so much for your honesty! I've noted your comments as I plug away at book two in the series! Jodi Rath