Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Corpse in the Gazebo by Debra Sennefelder Great Escapes Book Tour Review

 September 24 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

About the book 

Food blogging is turning Hope Early into a household name. But the dead body down the block makes her a #1 suspect . . .

It seems everyone loves Hope’s blog these days, and she’s busier than ever volunteering to help other women create their own paths to success. So she’s shocked when a neighbor petitions to run Hope right out of her small Connecticut town! Set in her ways, apparently Birdie Donovan doesn’t like the chaos Hope’s sleuthing creates, the police activity and crime scenes, and it’s happening way too often lately. Eager to make amends, Hope bakes Birdie a batch of her best muffins. The delicious treats might have smoothed things over—until Hope discovers Birdie dead in her gazebo the very next day . . .

Now instead of worrying about holding on to her beloved home, Hope is trying to stay out of jail. Because suddenly she’s the lead suspect in the case. Not even her boyfriend, Police Chief Ethan Cahill, is promising he can clear her name, much less discuss the investigation with her. It’s up to Hope to get to bake new ground on the case before the lifestyle brand she’s created—and her whole life—crumbles . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

And I thought

One of my favorite series.  

Hope Early is one of my favorite characters.  I am always on Hope's side.  She tends to have people mad at her and annoyed with her for stumbling onto dead bodies.  Or catching people be doing things or saying things they shouldn't. 

Hope does have some close friends that always have her back.  Her bestie Drew always protects her and helps her when we she needs to investigate.  Sometimes he has to be persuaded.  

Their friend Jane is Hope's sounding board and helps Hope talk through theories. 

Author Debra Sennefelder spins a page turning Cozy Mystery with lots of interesting characters.  

I think each book in the series  gets better but maybe it's because the charm of Hope, the town and the characters grow on you making you want to visit over and over again.  

If you haven't started this series and you love a good Cozy don't wait! 

Thank you Debra Sennefelder for sending me a complimentary print copy for my library. 

My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 

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  1. I enjoyed your review. I have never read this series before, but the main character does sound appealing. I’ll look into it.

    1. Thanks for stopping in. And thanks so much for letting me know you came by. This really a great series! Check it out!

  2. Thank you for visiting Pattie! I hope you enjoy the book.
    Have a great week!

    Debra Sennefelder