Review of Have A Deadly New Year

Have A Deadly New Year
Farm To Fork Novella
Lynn Cahoon
5 Stars

Have a Deadly New Year (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery) by [Cahoon, Lynn]Description:

Chef Angie Turner of The County Seat—Idaho’s finest farm-to-table restaurant—is preparing a private dinner in the mountains during ski season, but the trip’s about to go downhill . . . It’s a rockin’ New Year for Angie and her crew as they cater a bash for a famous band—and as a bonus, they’ll get to stay at the singer’s Sun Valley house for a whole week once the party’s over. But there are hints of discord, and the event hits a sour note when one of the musicians is found with a drumstick in his chest. Is this a case of creative differences turned lethal or is there another motive at play? Angie’s jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire as she and her fellow foodies try to solve the case before the killer comes out for an encore . . .
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.” —Fresh Fiction




Any time I get to spend with Angie and her friends is time well spent. Her and her coworkers get along so well, they are like a family. When they get a job catering for a famous band, they think they are in for a real treat. They expect to have a great New Year. What they are really in for is a murder and mayhem. The characters are well developed and well rounded.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me right into the story. It was great that the murder took place on their working vacation, it added a new setting to the series. The mystery was well plotted and evenly paced, and not easily solved.

I would recommend this novella (and series) to all those who enjoy a well crafted cozy. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

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