Too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth. And let me tell you, this broth is in trouble. Get ready for a Southern showdown.
The residents of Cottonwood, Kentucky are sent into a tizzy when the Culinary Channel comes to town to film an episode of Southern Home Cookin’ with celebrity chef Frank Von Lee.
Especially Sheriff Kenni Lowry.
Her mama’s award-winning chicken pot pie is what brought Frank to town, and they don’t make hair in the South bigger than her mama’s ego after the news.
When Frank Von Lee is found dead from food poisoning and the most likely culprit is Mama’s chicken pot pie, Kenni’s poppa, the former sheriff, comes back from the Great Beyond to assist in the investigation.
But nothing’s prepared Kenni for such a personal tie to a case, and she finds herself pushing the limits of the laws she’s sworn to protect.
This book’s so delicious it’ll make your mouth water and leave you hankerin’ for more. (NetGalley)
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and her ability to create a small town Southern setting. You can tell she knows the ins and outs of places in the South and she creates towns that are spot on. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery was carried on well throughout the entire book. There were plenty of suspects to consider and enough clues to sift through that I never really did figure out the culprit until it was revealed at the end.
The characters are well developed and well rounded. They seem very realistic to me because they all have their flaws. In this book we see Kenni almost crossing the boundaries of what is ethical and what is not. She wants to do whatever it takes to make sure that the primary suspect in the murder case is proven innocent but she just might have to cross a line that is best left not crossed. Poppa has once again come from the afterlife to help Kenni and I just love the interaction between him and Kenni. We should all be so lucky to have someone like Poppa in our lives.
I would recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted paranormal cozy. With great characters, a homey setting and a well plotted mystery, what’s not to love?
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review. I would like to thank NetGalley and Henery Press for the opportunity to read and review this book.