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Three Widows and a Corpse

(Food Blogger Mysteries #3)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Food blogger Hope Early finds one item not on her scavenger hunt list--a dead husband . . .

Between developing her food blog, Hope at Home, and choosing low-cal recipes for a feature in Cooking Now! magazine, Hope has a full plate. Still, she's never too busy to compete in a Jefferson, Connecticut, tradition--the town's annual scavenger hunt.

But as she races with her team
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Linda 📚
I like food blogger Hope Early. She’s a strong woman determined to make her blog, Hope At Home, successful. In book three, a bigamist husband is exposed and things quickly take a morbid turn during an annual scavenger hunt. Hope begins meddling in order to help solve the crime in a timely manner. The plot is filled with humor, yummy food, and clues galore; all of which keep the story moving along at a great pace. There are suspects galore, including the three wives the victim was allegedly ...more
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Food blogger Hope Early is one busy bee. Her blog, a magazine assignment, and the town’s annual scavenger hunt are all on her plate. Her team has won the scavenger hunt several times but this year when they arrive at a local restaurant to take care of one thing on the scavenger list, Hope finds a bonus item . . . another dead body.

Lionel Whitcomb, a local real estate developer has been shot next to his fancy car, right there in the parking lot in broad daylight. His wife,
Although I have not read the first book in this series, I have read the second one - The Hidden Corpse - and I was happy to dive straight into this third one - Three Widows and a Corpse. Debra Sennefelder did a fantastic job providing any backstory, making this a great standalone read.

I particularly liked Hope Early, a food blogger who is kept busy developing her food blog, Hope at Home, and choosing low-cal recipes for a feature in Cooking Now! magazine. Possessing the necessary attributes of
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 3rd book Bloggers series has Hope Early working had to keep her food blog going and has an agreement to create a number of low - cal recipes for a feature in a Food Magazine. She is on a team for the annual scavenger hunt. At one stop the group finds the body of Lionel Whitcomb, a real estate developer. His wife faints and two other women claimed he is her husband. Who is Lionel's wife? Is it #1, #2 or his current wife? Hope put herself in danger by looking into Lionel's death. I HIGHLY ...more
Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder is the third A Food Blogger Mystery. Hope Early is participating in the town’s annual scavenger hunt which benefits the local community center. Her team stops at Avery Bistro to obtain an item on the list when Hope notices a familiar looking car in the back parking lot. She wanders over to find the driver’s side door open and real estate developer, Lionel Whitcomb dead on the ground. It soon becomes apparent that in addition to Lionel’s shady ...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
I loved "Three Widows and a Corpse" the third book in Debra Sennefelder's "A Food Blogger Mystery" series. Visiting Jefferson, Connecticut has become a pleasure, I love the description of the town and surroundings I can picture it in my mind what it must look like there in the fall as the trees turn colour and the air becomes crisp and less humid.

This time Hope is helping out with the town’s annual scavenger hunt as well as an assignment with Cooking Now! magazine. During the Scavenger Hunt, as
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stumbling onto another dead body again put Hope in the cross hairs of a killer, but she wasn't going to let that or Det. Reid stop her from investigating. The case was a crazy one with three women claiming to be the dead guy's wives. I liked the side story of Claire coming to a decision about a new career path and Hope attempting to help guide her. But like all sisters, they usually managed to disagree where good sense was concerned sometimes. It's a good thing that Claire was at Hope's house at ...more
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Three Widows and a Corpse. The third book in the Food Blogger Mystery series. I haven’t been following this series nor have I read any of the previous book though, this book entertained me from beginning to finish, I found this is quite an engaging, suspenseful, culinary cozy mystery.

The writing is consistently strong and descriptive, and generated ample tension to keep me engaged the entire time. The snippets of the town of Jefferson as well as Hope’s life as a food blogger were enticing to
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Food blogger Hope Early, is doing well in her new profession. She has a freelance job for a food magazine, she is getting sponsors and has had a surge in followers. It looks like everything is looking up for her. At the local scavenger hunt, she discovers the body of a local businessman, who is waiting for a court case due to his unethical business dealings. When two women show up in town claiming to be married to him, his wife in Jefferson, Elaine, is not sure what to do. With a plethora of ...more
Jerri Cachero
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A unique mystery - one dead man and three grieving widows. Hope Early has to find out "whodunit" before she becomes the next victim!

I liked the premise of the mystery. The three wives were so different and I loved their interactions with Hope and each other. Hope is very down to earth and likable. The discussions about her "Hope at Home" food blog and the recipes she talked about were entertaining and added to the cozy atmosphere of the book. The mystery was challenging to solve (I didn't!) and
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It's well-paced, tightly written. I liked the characters, who were nicely developed. I do wish there was more to Hope and Ethan's relationship. The ending is definitely a surprise as I was rooting for one of the widows to be the bad guy. #ThreeWidowsAndACorpse #NetGalley
Lisa Morin
When a local resident winds up dead during the town scavenger hunt, Hope Early is determined not to get involved. Her work as a food blogger takes up enough time, as well as her renovations on her home.
When it comes out that the victim had 3 wives, Hope’s curiosity is peaked and she winds up asking questions.
Was it one of the wives who did him in or was it someone else who had it out for him?
When the murderer takes the life of another victim, Hope still doesn’t want to get involved.
Hopes mind is
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
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.Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder is the third installment, and I loved it!
Will Meg give in to her curiosity and find the murderer?
What I like about Three Widows and a Corpse:

Meg Early is back and cooking up wonderful recipes in her kitchen. She is extremely curious. So, remember what you say and do around her.
The Town
RO G'ma
Three Widows and a Corpse is the third book in Debra Sennefelder’s Food Blogger Mysteries series. This enjoyable read is steadily paced, with a great cast of well-developed characters, lots of twists and turns, and several suspects to keep the reader engaged.

Hope Early, a lifestyle and food blogger, recently moved back to her hometown of Jefferson, Connecticut; she’s renovating the home she purchased, adopted a dog named Bigelow and a cat named Princess, and is dating Chief of Police Ethan
K.A. Davis
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THREE WIDOWS AND A CORPSE, the third book in the Food Blogger Mystery series by Debra Sennefelder is another delicious addition! I’ve enjoyed watching food blogger Hope Early’s character develop over the course of the series. In this newest book she’s been invited to contribute to a feature in Cooking Now! Magazine. As a blogger myself, I appreciate the research and detail Ms. Sennefelder provides into her character’s career which lends an air of authenticity to the read. Hope Early is a ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
It is time for a trip back to Jefferson to see what Food Blogger, Hope Early, has new in her life. Hope finds herself knee-deep in another mystery when she stumbles across another dead body while on a scavenger hunt. The bigger surprise comes when two other women appear in town and claim to still be married to the deceased. Who is the true widow? Will Hope survive the search for the killer? You'll have to read the book to find out those answers and much more.

I've enjoyed this series because I
Maryann Forbes
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three Widows and A Corpse by Debra Sennefelder is the third book in the Food Blogger Mystery series featuring Hope Early, amateur detective and recent professional food blogger. The story takes place in the quaint yet lively town of Jefferson, CT, and features an eclectic group of characters. Hope appears to have an uncanny ability to find dead bodies, much to the dismay of her boyfriend, Ethan Cahill, Jefferson Chief of Police, her sister Claire Dixon and Police Detective Sam Reid. As much as ...more
Peggy R
I enjoy Hope Early and the Food Blogger Mystery series. Hope is a naturally curious person and so when she stumbles across another body she once again asks the wrong questions and finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer. I genuinely like all of the main characters in the series. They all have something different to offer that complements Hope and as a result, they round out the story nicely. I like the way the author is writing in her romance with Ethan. It's not full steam ahead but ...more
The Cozy Review
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Series: A Food Blogger Mystery – Book 3
Author: Debra Sennefelder
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Culinary
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count – 352

The latest culinary cozy mystery book, Three Widows and a Corpse in the “A Food Blogger Mystery” series from Debra Sennefelder, hits stores on Tuesday, October 29th. Published by Kensington Books this is a wonderfully delicious series that readers can sink their teeth into.

Hope is a very busy food blogger, and in this addition to this culinary cozy series, she
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley for honest review!

3.5 stars, rounded up. The newest addition to the Food Blogger Mystery series featuring Hope Early is pretty solid. I found the mystery in this one to be on the more predictable side, but I appreciate a cozy series that gives the characters room to grow as well as letting them be sleuths, and Hope is working on both career and relationship decisions and issues throughout this story. It continues to be a cozy series
Jeanie Jackson
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
From the first book in the series through Three Widows and a Corpse I have loved the Food Blogger Mystery series more and more. Debra Sennefelder has a way of pulling me not just into the mystery, but into the world of ex-magazine editor and current blogger Hope Jefferson. This mystery is as complex as the earlier ones with the added complication of bigamy or is that polygamy? We already knew that the first victim was not a likeable person, but the death of the second victim hurt my heart. Yes, ...more
Judy Tucker
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three Widows and a Corpse is another intriguing read in this series. The characters are very realistic and true to form. A fun scavenger hunt ends in finding a body. Then the plot continues with many twists that keeps you guessing until the end. The food will peak your appetite also to keep reading.
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the series and it just gets better and better!
The characters are written vividly and full of personality.
The whodunit was really top notch and kept me guessing. (I was unsuccessful in guessing the culprit I have to admit).
I look forward to reading the next in the series!
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Cozy Cat Reviews
This is one of the best cozy mysteries I have read this year ! The author has created a wonderful series that is the "definitive" cozy series. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the ARC. My review opinion is my own. Review cross posted at publication on Net Galley, Barnes & Nobel, Good Reads and Amazon.

Three Widows and a Corpse by Debra Sennefelder is the 3rd book in a Food Blogger Mystery series. This book can be read as a stand alone however I do recommend highly the entire
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd installment of the Food Blogger mystery series. This book starts just a couple of months after the last book and Hope Early is going to work at a test kitchen for a magazine Cooking Now. She has been down this road before but still is a little nervous about working even for just a feature at the magazine. It is still summer but she is working on a feature article that will appear in January. She makes friends with Kitty on the first day and is a little uncomfortable when she ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three Widows and a Corpse is the first book I’ve read in the Food Blogger Mysteries, and as with any good meal at a restaurant, I’ll be coming back for more. Debra Sennefelder does a fantastic job writing a protagonist that I would love to be, and Sennefelder already was, having ran a food blog for many years. I really enjoyed that Hope was a food blogger since in all the food cozies I’ve read the main character is usually a chef, baker, restaurant or cafe owner. Getting a glimpse into a food ...more
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a joy to spend some time with Hope and her family and friends. Being a food blogger isn't as easy as spending time at home cooking and photographing the results. Hope works hard and now she is doing a spread on low calorie food for Cooking Now! magazine. At the same time she is involved in the town scavenger hunt. Now how much trouble can a scavenger hunt be? Well Hope seems to be a bit of a murder magnet and, sure enough, during the hunt she stumbles upon a very dead body. It's a local, ...more
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Three Widows and a Corpse is the third installment in the A Food Blogger Mystery series set in Jefferson, CT and featuring food blogger Hope Early. In addition to writing her blog "Hope at Home", she's been contracted by food magazine, Cooking Now to put together a series of low cal recipes and it's also time for the annual Jefferson scavenger hunt.

Hope teams up with Drew, a reporter and her best friend; Claire, her sister who has barely left the house since losing the recent mayoral election
Jacqui Huntley
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
A cosy murder mystery set in mid-town America keen on community activities - this time the annual scavenger hunt. A key member of the community, Hope, a food blogger, finds the body of the victim, Lionel - a dodgy land developer and, it turns out, equally dodgy on the marriage side of things as three "wives" appear in town to provide the main suspects. Hope has done the detective thing before (although I've not read them) and continues to do so inspite of the warnings not to by boyfriend ...more
Sheila Siarkiewicz
Three Widows and a Corpse...the title drew me in. Hope Early, a professional food blogger, is going to be working with Cooking Now magazine for a few days cooking some of her recipes in their test kitchen. When not cooking she is a volunteer for her town's Annual Scavenger Hunt which raises money for the community center. She arrives for her meeting at the Merrifield Inn with Jane who tells her about two new guests that have checked in. Neither of the two guests know each other but both share ...more
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Debra Sennefelder is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

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Other books in the series

Food Blogger Mysteries (3 books)
  • The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1)
  • The Hidden Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #2)