Blackberry Crumble (A Culinary Mystery #5)
The word is out about Sadie Hoffmiller's amateur detective work, but it's not exactly the kind of publicity Sadie wants. In the newest culinary mystery from bestselling author Josi Kilpack, Sadie accepts her first investigation-for-hire and travels to Portland, Oregon, at the request of a woman who has suspicions about her wealthy father's untimely death. Putting her detec...more
The players in this mystery were all quite interesting. I especially liked the children of the murdered man and all of their issues and interactions. I actually wish we could have watched them interact together a little m ...more
But I could get over the unreasonableness of the story (I mean, the entire premise ...more
I definitely didn't see the twist coming at the end either and liked that it was less predictable than the previous installments.
The word is out about Sadie Hoffmiller's amateur detective work, but it's not exactly the kind of publicity Sadie wants. She accepts her first investigation-for-hire and travels to Portland, Oregon, at the request of a woman who has suspicions about her wealthy father's untimely death. Putting her detective skills to the test, Sadie delves into a past business partnership that didn't end well, discovers some unsavory family secrets, and exposes more than a few motives for murder. ...more
I felt like this Sadie was a bumbling idiot when it came to investigating. Much more so than in Banana Split. That would make sense, given this happened before Bana ...more
Sadie is one character that I will not forget for a long time to come. She was in Ms. Kilpack's 4 previous novels (though, sadly, I only have read book 3, Key Lime Pie!), and she just get ...more
Is modern-day Miss Marple a magnet for murder? It seems that Sadie Hoffmiller somehow lands herself in the middle of unexpected murder crimes. But this time, May Sanderson, who is suspicious of her father’s untimely death, seeks out Sadie. Trouble is, Sadie is not a license private investigator. Yes, she’s been doing her res ...more
Blackberry Crumble was well-written, descriptive and full of red herrings. I honestly didn’t know who would end up being the bad guy and I was surprised by the end. The overall pace felt a little slower than the others but there was still plenty of suspense and action. There was a bit of humor along with a higher level of emotions like grief, guilt, regret, resentment, and family contention.
I’ve already mentioned the Blueberry Muffin ...more
by Jane Seeley, feature reporter, The Denver Post
Local "celebrity" Sadie Hoffmiller has been involved in a number of unfortunate situations that have taken her to crime scenes from London, England, to Miami, Florida, and even in her own backyard in Garrison, Colorado. But is she truly an unwitting bystander in all these investigations? Or is she becoming something more? Is she, perhaps, even the cause...?
The word is out about Sadie Hoffmiller's a ...more
Then Sadie acts and trys to help a possible boyfriend in finding his lost daughter in Miami, Fl. The scandal is spread in a newspaper article and tele ...more
I like the fact that the heroine is in her mid 50s. And her boyfriend is apparently a silver fox. mmmm.... Can this get any better. I'm on chapter 3 so I hope it continues good.
5/3 the book was good, and I was only partially correct. I thought there were two killers, but only one. Maybe.
The story was good, kept me reading and wa ...more
This book was better written and more intriguing than her other books have been. This does mean she is getting better as a writer, though. I enjoyed the book, the different take on it and the power of older women. The recipes are sounding tasty too.
Still clean and no bad words.
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