Murder Most Southern
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Lyrical Press
Mabel Aphrodite Brown unpacks her knives—and her detective skills—when she joins a cooking competition that someone would kill to win . . .
Somehow, Ditie’s best friend, Lurleen, has sweet-talked Ditie into a spot on the next edition of The Great Southern Baking Contest. It’ll mean leaving her almost-adopted kids for a little while, but they love spending time with their uncle. And she can’t turn down the chance to bake at celebrity chef Savanah Evans’s antebellum estate in Beaufort, South Carolina . . .
Even when Savanah’s husband dies suspiciously at the welcome party, the show doesn’t stop. As technical problems plague filming and the body count rises faster than a soufflé, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding more than just biscuit recipes. It’s up to Ditie to sift through a slew of suspects and motives to cut through a mystery with more layers than her Georgia peach strudel. If she doesn’t come through with a killer soon, she might get chopped—from real life.
Includes Family-Friendly Recipes!
This is the third book in the Ditie Brown mystery series by Sarah Osborne.
The premise: During the filming of a cooking show, the main on air talent’s husband gets murdered through unconventional means. Now Ditie has to compete in this cooking show and solve the mystery on the side in her spare time.
I thought this premise was great. A Food Network-esque celebrity has a cooking show featuring local chefs. Add a dose of murder and it seasons the plot just enough to be wonderfully tasty.
Everyone here has an elaborate back story here that we don’t know about and I thought that was awesome. It makes the rooting out of the killer more satisfying. The characterization was spot on as well as the mystery/whodunit. You are glued to the page the entire time.
I will definitely be picking up more of these. I am always happy to find a new cozy series to follow. Add this one to your must read list today!
If you want to read a good cozy mystery, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.