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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Treble at the Jam Fest (Food Lovers' Village Mystery #4) by Leslie Budewitz


Treble at the Jam Fest

(Food Lovers' Village Mystery #4)

by Leslie Budewitz 

Mass Market Paperback, 282 pages

Published June 8th 2017 by Midnight Ink

Goodreads synopsis: 

Murder Strikes a Sour Note

Erin Murphy, manager of Glacier Mercantile (aka the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc’s shelves stocked with Montana’s tastiest local fare and hosting the festival’s kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full.

Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin plummets to his death from the rocks above the Jewel River. The one-time international sensation had fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. Was his death an accident―or did someone even the score?

Erin investigates despite the warning signs not to get involved. And when the killer attacks, she orchestrates her efforts into one last crescendo, hoping to avoid a deadly finale.


4.5 stars

This is the fourth book in the Food Lovers’ Village mystery by Leslie Budewitz.

This book was actually originally published in 2017 and I assume since it is coming out now that this series will restart up again. Book 5 was published in 2018.

This series surrounds a community of music minded folks in a town called Jewel Bay. Erin Murphy is now in charge of the Glacier Mercantile also known as the Merc. When a jazz guitarist plummets to his death along one of the paths above the Jewel River, Erin knows they need to get a handle on things quickly. They don’t want to lose any of their tourist industry.

It was an interesting story and the plotline really keeps your attention. If you are into music, then this book is for you. I liked the main cast and look forward to checking into other books in this series for sure.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Toni, so glad you enjoyed the trip to Jewel Bay -- on the page! The 5th installment, As the Christmas Cookie Crumbles, will be re-issued later this year. Watch for Carried to the Grave and Other Stories from the Foor Lovers' Village -- a collection of short mysteries, including a historical prequel -- coming late this spring.