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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Southern Sass

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings
(Marygene Brown Mysteries)
by Kate Young

About the Book

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings (Marygene Brown Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (May 28, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721454
ISBN-13: 978-1496721457
Digital ASIN: B07H1VWGBS

Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island, but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits . . .
For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother's passing two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama's presence.
But all is not peachy back home. Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter. When it turns out the old man's been poisoned, Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed. Now, to save her sister and the diner, Marygene must find the real killer. With some startling assistance from her Mama's spirit, Marygene will be serving up a special order of just desserts . . .
Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitchen!

What I Thought:

I have wanted to read this book since I first saw it advertised, I find my self intrigued by stories set in the south and this one did not disappoint me.  Marygene has left her abusive husband and has moved back home to her island community of Peach Cove.  She hopes to work in the families Peach Diner, but when her sister, Jena Lynn, bakes a cake for a customer and he ends up dead, the diner is closed.  Marygene's estranged father is the sheriff, so that makes for some sticky situations as Marygene is trying to clear her sister's name.  This was a great mystery read that also had a great family dynamic to it.  It also touched on the subject of domestic abuse.  I really liked the protagonist and I liked the setting.  I thought the book was fast paced and well written and it kept me guessing till the very end.  I look forward to the next book in this series.

The author is hosting a pre-order giveaway!

About the Author

Kate Young writes humorous southern mystery novels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. Kate lives in a small town in Georgia with her husband, three kids, and Shih Tzu. When she is not writing her own books, she's reading or cooking.

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