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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Murder on the Menu (The Nosey Parker Mysteries #1) by Fiona Leitch

Murder on the Menu

(The Nosey Parker Mysteries #1)

by Fiona Leitch

Kindle Edition, 286 pages

Published January 15th 2021 by One More Chapter

Goodreads synopsis: 

The first book in a NEW cosy mystery series!

Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer.

But there’s nothing like having your first job back at home to be catering an ex-boyfriend’s wedding to remind you of just how small your village is. And when the bride, Cheryl, vanishes Jodie is drawn into the investigation, realizing that life in the countryside might not be as quaint as she remembers…

With a missing bride on their hands, there is murder and mayhem around every corner but surely saving the day will be a piece of cake for this not-so-amateur sleuth?

The first book in the Murder on the Menu cosy mystery series. Can be read as a standalone. A humorous cosy mystery with a British female sleuth in a small village. Includes one of Jodie's Tried and Tested Recipes! Written in British English. Mild profanity and peril.


4.5 stars

This is the first book in the Nosey Parker mystery series by Fiona Leitch.

I really enjoyed this book. The main character is very relatable. I loved how she used to be a police officer and how that, in some ways, made it harder for her to dive into the mystery.  Another stumbling block was that Jodie had come back to her hometown and had to get to know her friends again.

I liked how Jodie went from a police officer to a caterer/cook. Quite a nice dynamic with those two aspects. You get your detective fiction as well as a culinary cozy story. Just super fun.

Totally recommend this book and look forward to what is to come in the future.

If you like cozy mysteries, 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.

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