Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Buried in Beignets: A new Murder Mystery set in Arizona by J.R. Ripley

Maggie has moved to Table Rock, Arizona, to start over.  Her mother and sister live there.  She's found a good place to rent for her shop and she's going to sell beignets.  That's not normal fare for Arizona.  Of course, it's not normal to find your landlord dead in a box that supposed to have chairs in it either...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 1st.

First the police hold up her grand opening.  Then they suspect her of murder because it was her rolling pin that killed him.  She's got to get rid of this cloud of guilt that people see over her head.

What she finds out is that everyone hated her landlord for one reason or another.  He was a "be nice until the lease is signed" kind of guy.  After that, it was all promises but no action.

The more questions she asks, the more people get angry with her.  When someone attempts to set her air conditioner on fire by tampering with the wiring, those who care about her tell her to back off the case.  But, by then, she's taking it personal.  It's one thing to kill her landlord and another to try to kill her!

Maggie is finding some interesting men in town (she tells everyone her husband is dead, but she's just divorced), her sister and her husband keep her out of trouble, and it's an interesting murder case.  This is the first in a new series.  I'll be watching for the next one.

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