The Uninvited Corpse by Debra Sennefelder (FoodBloggerMystery#1)

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1)

Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . .

Hope’s schedule is already jam-packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention—it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy . . .

One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon—who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

I really loved this one! Hope at Home, her blog is full of recipes, DIY, and lifestyle information. She is making a new life for herself, buying an old farmhouse and raising chickens while she fixes up her old house. Having left the big city and reality television behind. Living here in quite Jefferson is just what she needs. But this little town isn’t as quiet and sleepy at all! Killers are on the loose and all signs point to her sister when a rival real estate agent is found dead in the study with her head bashed in with a rock.

When another murder takes place Hope is going to have to put on her Nancy Drew hat and notebook and get busy. She was after all the best crime solver in her school’s mystery club, so obviously she should be able to figure this one out. But will it be in time?


I have found myself a new cozy author at Kensington!

NetGalley/Kensington  March 27, 2018

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