A Peach of a Murder by Livia J Washburn


Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: retribution
Setting: Weatherford, TX
Main Characters: Phyllis Newsom, Carolyn Wilbarger, Mattie Harris
Series: yes, #1 Fresh baked Mysteries
Dates Read: August 7 - August 14
Number of pages: 272
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, Nook stockpile
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Study Hall

Phyllis Newsom is going to entering the Peach Baking contest so she heads to the peach orchard for fresh fruit. She not only gets peaches she discovers the owner dead.

Upset by the discovery, she tries to settle into her baking developing a new recipe for Peach cobbler but when the head judge dies after tasting her entry, Phyllis is more than upset, especially when it looks like one of her best friends and boarders, Carolyn, may be the chief suspect. Not liking that idea, Phyllis sets out to discover the real murderer before it's too late for their friendship.

The characters were fun and the slight hint of a possible future romance added some spice. Some yummy-sounding recipes were included.

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