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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Treble at the Jam Fest

Treble at the Jam Fest
by Leslie Budewitz

Treble at the Jam Fest (A Food Lovers' Village Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Midnight Ink (June 8, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738752402

Erin Murphy, manager of Murphy’s Mercantile (aka the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc’s shelves stocked with Montana’s tastiest local fare and hosting the festival’s kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full.
Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin is found dead on the rocks above the Jewel River. The one-time international sensation had fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. Was his death an accident—or did someone even the score?
Despite the warning signs to not get involved, Erin investigates. And when the killer attacks, she orchestrates her efforts into one last crescendo, hoping to avoid a deadly finale.

What I Thought:

This one started a little slow, but soon picked up.  There is a Jazz Festival in town and when one of the musicians is murdered, Erin, of course has to become involved.  This was the first one of this series that I have read, but I wasn't lost as the author provides a list of the characters and gives a lot of background.  I enjoyed reading about the setting because the author described it so well.  The story flowed well, and once it moved along a little bit, it went pretty well. There were many suspects including locals and visitors in this one make many plot twists and keep you guessing.  The ending was a total surprise.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

About The Author
Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat Ruff, a cover model and avid bird-watcher.

Connect with her on her website,, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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  1. Thanks for joining in the fun -- summer is a great time to visit Montana, in person or on the page!

  2. Sounds like a good book---I like books in a series that aren't so connected that you have to read them in order or you'll not understand them.