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Southern Harm

(A Southern B&B Mystery #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  57 reviews
A little Southern charm never killed anybody—until now—in an enchanting cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Southern Discomfort and the Java Jive novels.

After solving a murder at a local restaurant, Quinn Bellandini just wants to get back to her comfortable life running her grandfather’s B&B in Savannah, Georgia, with her sister, Delilah. But those
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Published November 12th 2019 by Alibi
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Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have always had a soft spot for cozy-mysteries set in B&B and I must say this one is no exception. Southern Harm, the second book in A Southern B&B Mystery series held me in thrall the entire time with the Southern charm, the strong plot, and most importantly, its vibrant characters.

Although this is the second book in the series, you don't necessarily have to read the previous book. Granted, there's no doubt you can better appreciate this installment if you read the previous book
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a good cozy and Caroline Fardig writes some of the best I currently read. The setting is in Savannah at Christmas time, although there is nothing Christmasee about the plot. The characters are great and the plot has a lot of twists and turns before the ending.

Quinn Bellandini, amateur sleuth and manager of her grandfather's B&B, only wants a normal Christmas. She is helping her boyfriend, Tucker Heyward build a patio and firepit for his Aunt Lela. What could be easier than digging up
Mary Brown
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Southern Harm
A Southern B & B Mystery, Book #2
Caroline Fardig
5 Stars


A little Southern charm never killed anybody—until now—in an enchanting cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Southern Discomfort and the Java Jive novels.

After solving a murder at a local restaurant, Quinn Bellandini just wants to get back to her comfortable life running her grandfather’s B&B in Savannah, Georgia, with her sister, Delilah. But those plans get buried when Quinn and her new
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quinn Bellandini is settling in and running her Bed &Breakfast with her grandfather and sister in Savannah, Georgia. She has a new boyfriend, Tucker, and all is going well, until she does some landscaping and digs up an old skeleton. She learns that the skeleton belongs to a young woman who went missing thirty years ago.

When Tucker’s aunt Lela is arrested for the old murder case, he’s more than a little upset and asks Quinn to help him clear his aunt’s name. With the help of her sister,
Peggy R
This is the second installment in the Southern B&B Mystery series by author Carolyn Fardig. I enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to the second. Let me say, I was not disappointed. Ms. Fardig has set the series in Savannah with its southern charm and then populated it with fun, quirky and interesting characters that attract readers. I particularly enjoy the relationship between sisters Delilah (or D as she is called throughout the book) and Quinn. They are so different yet the ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.75 Stars

This is the second book in the Southern B&B Mystery series by Caroline Fardig.

The Bellandini sisters are back and invested in a new investigation. This one centers around Tucker’s aunt and a murder that happened in 1986 when the aunt was in high school. The dead body of a classmate was found in her backyard. Apparently, Quinn and Delilah’s parents were also friends of this gal since they were in the same class. Quinn agrees to dig into the past at Tucker’s request since he is
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second installment in the Southern B&B Mystery series is another top notch mystery full of southern charm. Quinn and Delilah set out to help Tucker’s Aunt who is charged with a 30 yr old Murder. Full of twists and turns that kept me guessing the whole way through. Looking forward to more mysteries for the Bellandini sisters to solve!

*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Great Escapes Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Southern Harm by Caroline Fardig is wonderfully written, with great characters, it's the perfect Southern mystery.
Will Quinn find enough evidence to get Aunt Lela out of jail for murder, or will she make matters worse?
Quinn and Deliah
The sisters help their Grandpa run their family B&B, but occasionally they are called upon to become
RO G'ma
Southern Harm is the second book in Caroline Fardig’s Southern B&B Mystery series. This is a fun and easy read, with humor, Southern charm, and an interesting mystery involving the decades’ old disappearance of a recently graduated high school girl. Suspects abound, and the twists and turns kept me guessing until the reveal. The mystery is well-plotted, and the characters are well-developed. I’m looking forward to reading future books in this series.

Quinn Bellandini and her older sister,
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Bellandini sisters have dusted off their sleuthing hats again when the aunt of Qunn’s boyfriend is arrested for a murder that took place 33 years ago. Soon things turn quite personal when Quinn and Delilah’s parents are fingered in a suicide note by one of the dead girl’s best friends.

As the Bellandini sisters try to get to the truth, their list of suspect grows, but the one thing they are sure of is that Aunt Lela and their parents are innocent. With so many years and layers of lies to get
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quinn & her sister Delilah Ballandini run the family B&B and in between duties they investigate murders.

This time the victim is a not well liked classmate of their parents who was believed to have left town on graduation night. Instead it is Quinn who uncovers her buried body while helping her boyfriend put in a garden at his aunt's home. The plot seemed to wander around a bit but overall it was a good read. There were lots of twists and a surprise murderer.

I volunteered to read an ARC
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Southern Charm just oozes with fun, quirky characters. I found myself giggling many times as I read this book. The mystery had lots of twists and turns that kept me both interested and guessing until the very end.

I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Southern Harm by Caroline Fardig is the 2nd book in A Southern B&B mystery series, and another great novel. I have enjoyed Ms. Fardig books for years, especially the Java Jive Series, which made me sad when it ended. In this series Quinn and Delilah Bellandini are two sisters who run their grandfather's bed and breakfast in Savannah, Georgia. When Quinn and her boyfriend, Tucker, find a skeleton while working on his Aunt Lela yard, Lela becomes the primary suspect. Quinn is determined to get ...more
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, cozy
Finding the perfect Christmas gift for her boyfriend Tucker’s Aunt Lela perplexed Quinn. When Tucker come up with the idea of making an outdoor firepit for his aunt to enjoy during the colder days in Savanna, Quinn knew it would be perfect. They started right away, even though a hot spell was blanketing the area. The sweltering heat had them sweating in Lela’s back yard, but when human bones were dug up as the work began things really heated up.

Aunt Lela is promptly arrested after the bones are
Anam Cara
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Quinn and Delilah are at it again! This time Tucker plays an active roll in their private investigation.

A skeleton is found in the back yard of Tucker's aunt. It is determined that it is the remains of a high school girl who disappeared decades before. Everyone thought she had left town. Now it is clear that she was murdered. And the first (and primary suspect for the police) is Tucker's aunt who owns the house. Unfortunately, she had had altercations with Edith before Edith disappeared. All the
Lis Carey
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, arcs, mystery
Quinn Bellandini and her sister, Delilah, run their grandfather's B&B in Savannah, Georgia. Recently, they got slightly distracted, by investigating a murder at a local restaurant. But now everything will be back to normal, right?

Unfortunately, when Quinn and her boyfriend, Tucker Heywood, are digging Tucker's Aunt Lela a new firepit in her back yard, they find a body. Even more unfortunately, it turns out to be the body of Esther Sinclair, a neighbor girl who disappeared thirty years ago,
Laney Estel
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite mystery writers in back (in my hands) with a new series. While this is the second book in the Southern B&B Mystery series, and I did not read the first, I cannot wait to go back and read it. Also I will be reading the 3rd book in the series soon to review as well!

This can be read standalone and it won’t confuse you. If you love mysteries and haven’t read anything by it. I’ll wait…….
It is a quick read but definitely all kinds of twisty a mystery
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
SOUTHERN HARM by Caroline Fardig
The Second Southern B&B Mystery

When Quinn Bellandini agreed to help her boyfriend, Tucker, dig a fire pit as a gift for his aunt, she didn't expect such heat in December. She also didn't expect to dig up a dead body! The skeletal remains turn out to be those of a girl gone missing after her high school graduation thirty years prior. A girl who lived next door to Aunt Lela and the same girl who was brazenly flirting with her husband. Tucker is devastated when
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Thirty-Year-Old Murder Challenges the Bellandini Sisters’ Sleuthing Skills

Quinn and her boyfriend, Tucker, plan a fire pit as a Christmas present for his aunt Lela. While digging in Lela’s backyard to prepare for the fire pit, Quinn’s spade hits a human skull. The body has been there a long time and it turns out to be a young girl who vanished decades ago.

Unfortunately, Lela has a history with the girl and the police find the evidence strong enough to arrest her. Tucker can’t believe his aunt
Cozy Cat Reviews
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the "Southern B&B Mystery Series". I had not read the first in series and I was easily able to follow along as the author introduces the charcters and setting to the reader. I found this a delightful read with great Southern charm and fun likable Southern charcters. I highly recommend this series. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinions are my own.,

Quinn Bellandini is busy running her grandfather’s B&B in Savannah,
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Southern Harm, Caroline Fardig’s second entry in her B&B series set in Savannah, just about spun my head around with its huge cast of characters and suspects. The central character is Quinn Bellandini, and the book is told from her point of view. Her boyfriend, Tucker Hayward and sister Delilah, are also heavily featured. The thread of the book follows Quinn, Delilah and Tucker as they try to clear his aunt of a 33 year old murder charge, making for a huge cast of characters, as they ...more
Tamara Morning
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Title: Southern Harm
Author: Caroline Fardig
Genre: Mystery/thriller, women’s fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5

Quinn Bellandini just wants to enjoy her quiet life with her new boyfriend, Tucker, running her family’s B&B—and staying away from murder investigations. But when Quinn finds bones in Tucker’s Aunt Lela’s yard and Lela is accused of the 33-year-old murder of a homecoming queen, she and her sister Delilah end up on the case again.

Tucker is devastated by his aunt’s arrest, so Quinn wants to
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this entry in the Southern B&B series, no sophomore slump here. Quinn and her sister, Delilah are still working with their grandfather running their B&B. If that isn't enough, Quinn is helping her boyfriend, Tucker, build a fire pit for his Aunt Lela, as a Christmas gift. In the process their world goes sideways big time. As they dig, the uncover the bones of a young woman who disappeared 33 years ago and the number one suspect turns out to be Aunt Lela. Tucker turns to Quinn ...more
Jennifer Ritter
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Southern Harm is the second installment of Caroline Fardig’s Southern B&B Mysteries. When Quinn Bellandini is helping boyfriend Tucker Hayward to construct a fire pit and patio in his beloved Aunt Lela’s backyard, Quinn strikes an unusual stone with her shovel, a stone that turns out to be a skull. Then, the found bones turn out to be those of neighbor girl Esther Sinclair who had run away on the night of her high school graduation decades earlier. Though the mystery is solved as to where ...more
Barbara Hackel
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thirty-three years after a popular high school girl left town, it turns out she didn't leave at all. Her body shows up in her neighbor's yard while the neighbor's nephew, Tucker, and girlfriend, Quinn, are digging a fire-pit. What started out to be a special Christmas gift turns into a nightmare of a murder investigation. Before it's over, 3 relatives of the well intended digging couple are in jail, and none of them are the killer!
Once again Ms Fardig has written a complex cozy about the
Lorraine Kraft
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quinn and her boyfriend, Tucker, are digging a fire pit in the backyard of Tucker's Aunt Lela as a Christmas present when they find a skeleton buried in Lela's backyard. It turns out the skeleton is that of Esther Sinclair, a neighbor girl, who disappeared some thirty three years ago. Esther was the homecoming queen, pretty and very popular with the boys, including Quinn's own father.

Unfortunately for Tucker's Aunt Lela, not only was Esther's skeleton found in her backyard, but Lela's past with
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyable little cozy. Quinn and her sister Delilah help their grandfather run a B&B. Soon the girls are mixed up in a 30 year-old murder. Quinn is helping her boyfriend dig a firepit for his aunt. In the process she uncovers a skeleton. The remains that turn out to be an old high school friend of her parents and the next door neighbor of Tucker's aunt. Soon Aunt Lela is arrested. Quinn and Delilah want to help Tucker and Lela so they set out to find others who have motive. Soon ...more
Southern Harm by Caroline Fardig is the second novel in the A Southern B&B Mystery. I have read other cozy mysteries by Caroline Fardig, so I was looking forward to this new series. It did not disappoint. Quinn is helping run her family B&Bs, but there is nothing like an old mystery literally dug up in a yard that ties with both Quinn’s family and her boyfriend, Tucker’s family to make the story interesting. Quinn with her sister Delilah start asking questions, while Tucker focuses on ...more
Susan Johnston
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Princess Fuzzypants here: Sometimes digging up a garden for landscaping can dig up a whole lot more. It can dig up long buried bodies and long buried secrets. Delilah and Tucker learn this the hard way as the uncover the corpse of the popular girl who went missing after the HIgh School Prom when her parents and his aunt were young.
Along with the corpse there was jealousy, anger, betrayal and deceit that first leads to Tucker’s aunt and then to Delilah’s parents. Her parents are nothing if not
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Do you have sisters? Or siblings in general? I do! I’ve got two sisters, and I can easily picture us playing detective like Quinn and her sister Delilah do! In fact, we used to cut pictures out of magazines, glue them into notebooks, and create suspect profiles for them. That’s what Nancy Drew will do to you!

So, let me back up. Sisters Quinn and Delilah run a B&B with their Grandpa Sal, but they are much too inquisitive and energetic to just do B&B work! Thank goodness for the skeleton
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CAROLINE FARDIG is the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Fardig's BAD MEDICINE was named one of the "Best Books of 2015" by Suspense Magazine. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and ...more

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