Drizzled with Death by Jessie Crockett is the first book in the new “Sugar Grove” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, October 2013
Meet Dani Greene—a fourth-generation maple syrup maker dealing with a first-class troublemaker.
The annual pre-Thanksgiving pancake-eating contest is a big event in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire. It’s sponsored by the Sap Bucket Brigade, aka the firefighters auxiliary, and the Greene family farm provides the syrup. But when obnoxious outsider Alanza Speedwell flops face first into a stack of flapjacks during the contest, Greener Pastures’ syrup falls under suspicion.
Dani knows the police—including her ex-boyfriend—are barking up the wrong tree, and she’s determined to pull her loved ones out of a very sticky situation. The odds may be stacked against her, but she’s got to tap the real killer before some poor sap in her own family ends up trading the sugar house for the Big House.
I had such a fun time reading this delightfully charming whodunit. In this new series, Dani is hunting for a killer in her attempt to clear her family’s name and some loose animals in town. The author did a great job in this wonderfully-served mystery that had a nice pace as each chapter flowed from one to the another, never missing a beat as clues are presented to help us solve this puzzle. I love the humor between the pages and the engaging conversations throughout. Dani is a great protagonist, who I want to learn more about, surrounded by a quirky cast of characters who are just as entertaining as she is. I can’t wait for the next book in this exciting new series.
FTC Disclosure – The publisher sent me a copy of this book, in hopes I would review it. I later read my kindle edition.
previously posted on the Cozy Chicks blog