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Cobblered to Death

(Courtney Archer #1)

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Out of the frying pan, into the fire . . .

Courtney Archer is known for hosting the show Cooking with the Farmers Daughter . . . despite the fact that shes actually a pediatricians daughter. Now shes signed on for a role on The American Baking Battle. On this reality show, she can start developing a more authentic image for herselfand as a bonus, the usual backstabbing and
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Mass Market Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Natalia  R
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cooking show host Courtney Archer is asked to participate in a new baking competition show. While filming the show, a contestant learns a secret about her that could ruin her entire career. When he is found murdered the next day, She immediately becomes a suspect. Courtney has a few theories about the murder and is determined to uncover the truth. Cobblered to Death by Rosemarie Ross is a great start to a new series. It's a fun, enjoyable cozy mystery, with delicious descriptions of food, a ...more
Mark Baker
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2019
Courtney Archer has become known to her fans from the TV cooking show, The Farmers Daughter. Just one catch she is actually the daughter of a doctor from Chicago. She hates keeping this secret, but is even more worried when her secret is discovered. The man who makes the discovery is Mick, one of the contestants on The American Baking Battle, a new show that Courtney is co-hosting. Courtney isnt the only one having issues with Mick. Still, Courtney doesnt expect to find his dead body on the ...more
JoAn
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Cobblered to Death by Rosemarie Ross is an enjoyable new entry into the culinary cozy mystery genre.

Ms. Ross' writing flows smoothly and her descriptive writing made it easy to imagine how this reality show was being taped. Courtney, Shannon and Eric are all likable characters who are developed slowly throughout the story. The plot definitely had a few twists and turns but only a few suspects to consider as the story progressed. I never guessed who was behind the murder until the reveal which is
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Lola
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a free copy from the publisher through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

I liked the set-up for this book with the baking show and I requested this one soon after I spotted it on Netgalley. It's a fun cozy mystery set around a baking competition. However the mystery fell a bit flat and that among with a few other things prevented me from enjoying this one as much as I had hoped.

The mystery started off interesting, with one of the contestants found dead. He is hit upon the head
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Kimberly
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was fun to read!
I was kept guessing who the murderer was throughout. As I read more and got to know the characters, I was able to relate to Courtney and her stress of keeping her secret safe. It was nice to see the friendship between Courtney and Shannon form, as well as the possibility of more adventures in future books featuring the two. I'm curious to see what will happen with Eric and Courtney's relationship in the future and if it will ruin their working relationship. Since I just
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Carmen
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy from Kensington Books through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Courtney Archer has made a career out of being a country girl with her cooking show, Cooking with the Farmers Daughter. The problem? Shes a city girl and the daughter of a pediatrician. Itching to get out of her contract and finally let the world know the truth, shes left holding a secret that could ruin her career and a gag order to boot. Unfortunately for Courtney, the truth about her background falls
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Rachel
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cobblered to Death by Rosmarie Ross is the first in a new series of cozy mysteries focussing on the female lead of Courtney Archer.

I enjoyed this first book and I think the author did a good job in creating a like able and down to earth female character. Courtney seems just like anyone else despite her culinary school education and her father being a Pediatrician. She seems humble, friendly, and has a good heart. I also like Shannon, Eric, and Drake and I look forward to seeing how these
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FMSWarrior
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When a new baking competition is being filmed, Courtney Archer, star of Cooking with the Farmers Daughter, finds herself sequestered with three other food stars, contestants and crew. When a contestant is murdered with Courtneys cobbler in her cast iron pan, she needs to clear her name from the list of potential murderers.

Courtney saw a contestant and a judge speaking with the murdered man in a heated conversation the day he was murdered, but needs proof to take it to the police. Even though
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The Cozy Review
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: A Courtney Archer Mystery Book 1
Author: Rosemarie Ross
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Culinary
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count: 304

Coming soon from Kensington Books is Rosemarie Ross newest sensational culinary cozy series, A Courtney Archer Mystery.

Cobblered to Death is the debut book in what is sure to be a fascinating culinary cozy series. The main character, Courtney, is spirited, with just enough snark to make her delightful, and enough faults to make her human. It takes time to develop
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Kav
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Woohoo -- a debut cozy mystery series with some unique twists.

First off -- love the baking show backdrop. I've been binge watching The Great British Bake Off and just discovered the Irish version online -- eeeeppp!!! So it was really fun to witness the behind the scenes shenanigans of a similar fictional reality show in this novel. And Ross's comedy show quips are funnier than any I've seen in the real productions. In fact, this author knows how to turn a catchy phrase -- "came up as empty as a
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Toni
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.75 Stars

This is the first book in the Courtney Archer series by Rosemarie Ross.

What a great and exciting start to a series! I am already hooked. Add yet another author/series to my must read list.

I really liked how this book was structured. Courtney wasnt in the cooking competition and was merely a judge but she still got her cooking time in with the segments of the Farmers Daughter that she was filming. This gave Courtney access to all the suspects and gave us the much needed bakery accents
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Kristina
Cobblered to Death by Rosemarie Ross has readers enjoying the Pocono Mountains in May. Courtney Archer is the host of Cooking with the Farmers Daughter even though she has never stepped foot on a farm in her life. Courtney is now co-hosting The American Baking Battle on location while filming episodes of her own show. The one thing Courtney wishes is to present her real self to the audience, but her contract precludes her from revealing the truth. She finds it even more challenging working ...more
Christine
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozies
This is the first book in the Courtney Archer series. Courtney has her own show, Cooking with the Farmer's Daughter. She takes a role as a guest judge for The American Baking Battle to help change her image. One of the contestants found out about her fake past of growing up on a farm. Shortly after the contestant is found dead, having been hit over the head with Courtney's cast iron frying pan.
I liked the concept of this book. A mystery on the set of a cooking show is the kind of story I like. I
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Dani(elle)
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Utterly delightful!

Do you like The Great British Bake-Off and Pioneer Woman? What about Krista Davis and Jenn McKinley? Then this is the book for you! The premise is cute and original, the writing is good, the characters are likable, and the food sounds delicious - what more could I ask for?

This is a promising new series that I'm very interested to see where it is going.
The Kawaii Slartibartfast
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This book is the delightful beginning to the Courtney Archer Mysteries and features a likable lead who can't tell the truth about her background.
I loved this book! It was such a fun read! Can't wait for the next one in the series!
Nancy Baker
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A baking competition gone wrong with secrets, threats and murder. The suspect list is short but baking show host Courtney Archer has some suspicions of her own which could put her life in danger too.

The baking competition had some strong similarities to The Great British Baking Show without the supportive contestants. Protagonist Courtney is likable and there is a lot to build on in future additions of this series. On the whole a good start to a new series.

Thanks to Kensington Books and
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Patty
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cobblered to Death by Rosemarie Ross is the first book in the Courtney Archer mystery series, and it is off to an excellent start. Courtney Archer has been hosting her own cooking show, Cooking with the Farmer's Daughter, the problem is she is not a farmer's daughter, her father is a pediatrician. Courtney has just signed on to host The American Baking Battle, and she is afraid someone will find out. When one of the contestant finds out, she finds him dead the next day, killed with her cast iron ...more
Dawn Michelle
11.8.2019
DNF @15%
Zero Stars

Sigh.

I was barely into this and I knew where it was going and how it was going to end and WHO THE KILLER WAS [you should not be able to guess this correctly at 10%] and it was the same old trope used over and over and over again by cozy writers and NOT IN A GOOD WAY.
I realize I am in the minority and that most people have loved this book, but unfortunately, I am not one of them. After reading over 250 cozies over the course of 2 years [being in a cozy challenge
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Jan Drexler
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cobblered to Death, the first installment in the Courtney Archer Mystery Series from Rosemarie Ross, will not disappoint you! The story takes place on the set of a reality network cooking show, with culinary expert Courtney Archer on the scene as a celebrity host. But things soon heat up when a dead body is discovered on the shows set.
Rosemarie Ross has written a finely crafted puzzle for readers, and I was kept guessing until the end of the book. If you love cozy mysteries, this is a book for
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Mary
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a delightful debut. This is the first installment of the Courtney Archer mystery series. Courtney is the host of Cooking With The Farmers Daughter and is at a resort in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania to co-host a new reality cooking contest The American Baking Battle in addition to filming a couple of her own shows. Courtney and producer Eric are having a private discussion in the hotel café about this as a good break and Courtney is stressing because she is not a farmers daughter and ...more
Rebecca
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
I am a huge fan of baking and cooking competition shows (and the food network in general).  So a cozy mystery that takes place during a food competition taping and a sleuth who is also a celebrity chef sounded right up my alley. And for the most part, I really enjoyed the aspects of the competition and getting a bit of "behind the scenes" of filming such a show.  I also enjoyed the idea behind Courtney's character and the secret she is keeping about her background.
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However, the mystery was a
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Sandra
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Cobblered to Death by Rosemarie Ross is the first book in Courtney Archer mystery series.

Courtney is a chef who has her own TV show where she is presented as a farmer's daughter. She is no such thing and together with her producer Eric she really wishes to come out the the truth to her viewers. In the meantime she is offered to host a baking show which she accepts hoping that it will give her even more publicity and help her career.
From the first moment there is tension on the set, then weird
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Nancy Wolfe
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cobblered to Death, is the first book in the Courtney Archer Mystery series. Courtney Archer is known for hosting the show Cooking with the Farmers Daughter . . . despite the fact that she is actually a pediatricians daughter. She is under a lot of stress keeping her secret safe, even though she actually went to culinary school. Courtney signed on for a role on The American Baking Battle, a reality show, as a celebrity host. But things are heating up and it is not cooking...

While filming the
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I had such a good time with COBBLERED TO DEATH, the opening story in the Courtney Archer Mystery series. I love Cozy Mysteries of any type but this is the first food/culinary one that I believe Ive read, so that was an enjoyable first for me and starting a new series is always a treat.

In spite of her success, Courtney is holding on tight to a secret that she doesnt want to keep but if it gets out will be the ending of her current career or at least thats what shes
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Bobbie Kirkland
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of COBBLERED TO DEATH by Rosemarie Ross in exchange for an honest review. Courtney Archer is the star of the popular television show Cooking with the Farmers Daughter. Courtneys going to be really busy since shell be filming the new season of her regular show while simultaneously co-hosting a new show called the The American Baking Battle. The new series turns out to be even more trouble than expected. One of the competitors is murdered, and Courtney becomes a person of ...more
Gert
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was so blessed to get an ARC (advances readers copy) of Rose Zedikers (writing as Rosemarie Ross) new mystery book Cobbled to Death from her upcoming mystery series.

Courtney Archer, star of the cooking show Cooking with the Farmers Daughter, finds herself a person of interest in the murder of a contestant on the show The American Baking Battle where she has signed on to be a host. One of the contestants was murdered using her iron skillet filled with a cobbler she had baked and left on the
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Criminal Element
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The debut novel in the Courtney Archer Series, Cobblered to Death follows the host of a popular reality cooking show as she tries to clear her name of a gruesome murder while hiding the secret of her success.

Courtney Archer is a fraud. Completely by accident, of course: back when she and her producer, Eric Iverson, were fresh out of college, they had dreamed up the idea of a TV show to showcase her culinary skills, giving it his country background despite her being a city girl through and
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KathyNV
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Cobblered to Death was a fun quick weekend read filled with good food, secrets, a magnificent resort and of course murder. Courtney the host of Cooking with the Farmers Daughter and book heroine gave me a wonderful perspective on filming a cooking competition (way to much downtime and long hours for me..especially with all that food around)! She has a large cast of characters between the contestants, judges and show staff and as the cooking heats up and she is implicated in a murder..well lets ...more
Christine
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you love the Great British Bake Off or the American Baking Show, Cobblered to Death is the book for you. Cooking show host Courtney Archer is selected to participate in the filming of the reality baking show. But Courtney has a secret. Her persona of being a farmer's daughter is fake. She was born and raised in the big city and someone knows that secret. Unfortunately he is found dead, bashed over the head with a cast iron skillet containing Courtney cherry cobbler. She knows she didn't kill ...more
Ann Angle
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I won this book on Goodreads!
Courtney Archer is the host of a reality baking show called The Farmers Daughter. What she doesnt like is that she had to keep the secret that she really wasnt a farmers daughter. Courtney is also cohosting The American Baking Battle set in the Pocono mountains. And that is where the murders begin and where the lie gets her into trouble. There are plenty of suspects in this story to keep you guessing. Reading this book I felt like I was watching a Hallmark murder
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