Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Moonshine Shack Murder (A Southern Homebrew Mystery) by Diane Kelly


Hattie's grandfather taught her how to make moonshine.  She's using those skills to run her own business.

Berkley let me read this book for review.  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

She has a competitor across the street, so she goes to talk to him.  He agrees he'll buy some of her stock to sell to his customers who come in to drink.  She gets warned about him.  He doesn't always pay his bills.  So when she goes over with her merchandise she intends to ask for her money up front.  But before she even gets through the door, he's telling her he cancelling the order...  He found a better deal elsewhere.  She's disappointed but not too heartbroken over it.

Then, one evening when she was having a hard time sleeping, she hears a noise in the front of the shop.  She goes out to look and finds him on the sidewalk.  His throat has been cut by one of her bottles.

She didn't do it but the lady cop is not so sure...

Hattie really likes the cop who rides a horse.  They agree to go to dinner when the case is finished.

There are a lot of suspects because he was not a very nice man.  Hattie starts asking questions to prove who the real killer is.  The man cop  warns her away but she continues.  And she eventually finds the real killer.

The only problem is that the killer is now after her...

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