Rest In Peach
Georgia Peach Mystery #2
In the refreshing new Georgia Peach Mystery from the author of Peaches and Scream, an upcoming debutante ball turns into the pits when a juicy murder scandalizes a small town.
The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia’s biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town—even though she’s busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes.
When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola’s friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny’s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again.
INCLUDES RECIPES! (Goodreads)
The characters are well developed and well rounded. I really enjoyed the trio of friends of Nola, Hattie and Ginny. They have each others backs, they call each other out when it is needed and they are happy when good things happen to any of them. We should all have friends like that.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching all the action taking place around me. I felt like I was involved in all of the pageantry that goes along with a Cotillion and I good almost see the debutantes gorgeous gowns. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.
The mystery was well plotted and had enough suspects, clues and red herrings thrown in to make it almost impossible to figure out the culprit. I was surprised when I learned the killer’s identity. The book was fast paced and pulled me right along from the very beginning.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery with great characters, the perfect Southern small town setting and a suspenseful mystery. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.