Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Lisa Harris' A Recipe For Murder ~ Reviewed

Recipe for Murder
Lisa Harris
Barbour Publishing
January 2008


Pricilla Crumb's guest list has just turned into a suspect list. . .for murder. Pricilla never expected to be involved in a real life mystery, but that's exactly where she finds herself when she joins her son at his hunting lodge in the beautiful Colorado Mountains.

Laced with a spiritual message and a sprinkle of romance, Pricilla Crumb is a cross between PBS's Hyacinth Bucket from Keeping Up Appearances and Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote.

Determined to discover the truth, this unconventional busybody follows one lead after another, dishing up laughter and suspense along the way.

Book One-

The series begins with Recipe for Murder. Pricilla Crumb, a superb cook and articulate hostess, plans an informal buffet for her son, but the dinner party turns to chaos when a guest is found dead after sampling one of her salmon-filled tartlets. Pricilla's determination to save her reputation and find out the truth begins her unofficial career as a novice detective.

My Review:

How can a murder mystery be sweet? If it has Lemon Crumb Cake recipe included, that'll do it. Or if it contains not one but two budding romances that somehow flourish during a cold Colorado hunting season.

Charming characters with plenty of moxie, especially the snoopy cook Pricilla, set out to find the murderer of nasty Mr. Woodruff before said murderer strikes again or scares away all the future lodge business for Nathan, Pricilla's son.

Light on the blood and guts, suspenseful but not so much that a honken chicken club member couldn't read it in broad daylight, Recipe for Murder is as satisfying as a hearty beef stew with Lemon Crumb Cake for dessert.

Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer

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