Review of One Potato, Two Potato, Dead

40646553Synopsis:

Angie Turner’s restaurant, The County Seat, is conveniently located near a first-class farmers market—so her menu is full of fresh ingredients. But a visiting culinary professor has just had a taste of something very unhealthy . . .

Angie first meets Daniel Monet at a local mission, where she and her chef-in-training, Hope, are serving barbeque chicken poutine to the homeless. Monet is one of Hope’s teachers—but Angie’s boyfriend knows him from his youthful days in England, and he went by a different name back then. After Sheriff Brown shows up the next morning to report that the pseudo-French gourmet has been dead on top of a pool table, the victim of poisoned wine, it seems his real name might not have been the only secret he was hiding. The bon vivant is no longer vivant, and with Hope’s prints on the glass, it’ll be Angie who has to sauce out the real killer . . .

Praise for Lynn Cahoon’s Tourist Trap Mysteries

“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”
—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries

“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.” (Goodreads)

 

Review:

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I really like the fact that all of the employees at The County Seat care for each other so much, acting more like family than coworkers. It is no wonder that Angie decides to find the killer before Hope gets sent to prison. The secondary characters added a lot to the book and I liked the hint of a new relationship in the works. And of course, the animals were adorable.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was sitting in The County Seat, eating a delicious meal and listening to the town gossip. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read.

The mystery was well plotted and carried on well throughout the entire book. There were enough clues to gather and suspects to consider and the mystery was not an easy one to solve.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. You cannot go wrong reading anything from this author.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.