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Peach Clobbered: A Georgia B&B Mystery

(Georgia B&B #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  65 reviews
What’s black and white and dead all over? Georgia bed and breakfast proprietor Nina Fleet finds out when she comes across a corpse in a penguin costume.

Nina Fleet’s life ought to be as sweet as a Georgia peach. Awarded a tidy sum in her divorce, Nina retired at 41 to a historic Queen Anne house in quaint Cymbeline, GA. But Nina’s barely settled into her new B&B-to-be w
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Published July 9th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books
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Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nina Fleet is putting her life back together following her very public divorce from a philandering golf pro. Leaving Atlanta behind, she heads to Cymbaline, GA to start fresh. She loves her historic Queen Anne house but zoning issues have delayed her B&B dreams. Her peace is further disturbed when a relative of the former owner of the house shows up at the door threatening legal action, and a group of six displaced nuns are dropped on her doorstep. Just when Nina thinks things couldn't possi ...more
Gail C.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
PEACH CLOBBERED by Anna Gerrard takes place in the fictional town of Cymbelline and is filled with small tourist friendly shops and an atmosphere that evokes everything you’ve heard about the friendly, small town south. The protagonist, Nina (pronounced Nine-Ah) Fleet, has come to town to visit, fallen in love with it and bought the Queen Anne style house. Although initially turned down in her request to turn it into a B&B, the sudden need for a place to house a contingent of nuns who are b ...more
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I was SO excited to be given the chance to read another book from one of my absolute favorite authors! She writes under other names as well, such as Ali Brandon and Diane A.S Stuckart. This is JUST as good as anything else she's written, and in some parts, even better. I adored Harry especially, and the entire group of nuns. Can we get them as reoccuring characters forever? Please?

The best part is that this is only the fir
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
The first book in the Georgia B&B mysteries is a humorous and fun read with a couple of quirky characters. It is written by Anna Gerard who writes the Black Cat Bookshop mysteries under the name of Ali Brandon. I was surprised when I realize the animal character is a black and white Australian shepherd instead of a cat.
Nina Fleet, a recent divorcee feel in love with Victorian House located in Cymbeline, GA and brought the same day it came on the market. A short time later she looked out the
"Peace Clobbered" is the first book in the new Georgia B&B Mystery series by Anna Gerard and as the foundation for a new series, I liked the setting and characters populating the town of Cymbeline, Georgia. Nina Fleet is divorced from her philandering pro golfer husband and buys a lovely old Queen Anne house almost at first glance. As she is settling into her new digs, she is "accosted in my own home by a failing actor dressed like a sports team mascot. Then I get blackmailed by the mayor in ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard was an intriguing cozy mystery that captured my attention from the first chapter.

I really liked Nina Fleet. She is a smart and feisty woman is has to live life her own way since her divorce from her philandering ex-husband. The plot was quickly paced and filled with red herrings, twists and plenty of suspects as she decides to solve the mystery of the murder of the most hated man in her new home town. I'm still undecided about Harry Westcott as I sympathize with hi
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This cozy-mystery turned out NOT what I was expecting in all aspect in a very positive way; I was expecting a typical story line & plot from this book but I was pleasantly surprised to know I was proved to have been in the wrong, which is all well and nice.

First, the writing. I really enjoyed and adored the crisp, brisk, and strong writing peppered with humor. Sometimes flat-out hysterical, sometimes it's packed with sobering tension... the engaging writing definitely supports the overall
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Nina (nine-a) Fleet has retired early at age 41 to small town, Cymbeline, Georgia. She bought an old Queen Anne house in hopes of opening a bed-and-breakfast. imagine her surprise when a penguin shows up on her step claiming to be the rightful owner. Harry Westcott is an actor working odd jobs to survive until he makes it big. He claims that his aunt intended to leave the house to him
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2019
There is so much going on in the book and many different mysteries!

After divorcing her famous golfing husband, Nina moves to a small town and buys an amazing house! Her plans to set up as a B&B are put on hold she the town mayor refuses her the permits!

Harry is an actor and the grandson of the ,day who use to own Nina’s house! She wrote to him promising to change her will and leave him the house, Sandy she never got round to it and the house was sold to Nina!

With an adult size furry penguin
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nina Fleet was recently bought a historic Queen Anne house in Cymbeline, GA. Shortly after she and her fur-baby Mattie settle in the former owner's nephew, Harry shows up at her front door in a penguin costume. He believes that the house should have gone to him after his great Aunt passed away. He is threatening to sue Nina over the house. Once he finally leaves, the mayor shows up telling Nina she is going to fast track a license for Nina to open up a B & B in her home and she has Nina’s fi ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard is the 1st book in A Georgia B&B Mystery series, and it was great fun. Nina is 41 years old and has come to Cymbeline, GA where she bought a house, with plans to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Nina is recently divorced from a cheating pro golfer, so she has plenty of money. When a penguin, man in penguin suit, knocks on the door, and claims the house she just bought was left to him, trouble begins. The mayor fast track Nina license for the B&B, so she co ...more
Jody ~ Reading To Live A Thousand Lives
I love Nina's personality for sure, she is headstrong and speaks her mind, no holes barred with her. Oh and the Nun's were the best, they became a big part of Nina and her B&B, so I would love to see them involved in future books in the series too. Harry, he is a whole story in himself, he seems to have many different irons in the fire, literally. I believe Ms. Gerard has got herself a fabulous new series, and Peach Clobbered has been a funny and wonderful new beginning to Nina's life in Cym ...more
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
Jul 05, 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. Is murder black and white?
Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard is an exciting start to a new cozy mystery series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. I was transported to Georgia and felt like I was part of Nina’s new life.
Nina Fleet
Our amateur sleuth and B&B owner is Nina Fleet. She is the ex-wife of the famous golfer, Cameron Fleet. Nin
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
Nina Fleet thought moving into her dream home in the tiny town of Cymbeline, Georgia would make for a quiet life. And then the guy in the penguin costume showed up on her front porch. Soon, she’s caught up in a tug-of-war with the penguin, otherwise known as Harry Westcott, who insists his great-aunt intended to leave the home to him— no matter what the will says. However, Nina forges ahead with her plans of turning the gorgeous house into a B&B. But just as she’s getting her new business of ...more
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
I received a free digital copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

Anna Gerard is the another name for Ali Brandon, who writes the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries, which I have read and enjoyed in the past so I was interested to see what this series with a completely different theme would be like.

Nina Fleet is a recent divorcee, who seems to have come out of divorce pretty well, at least well enough to buy a large enough house in a small touristy town and turn it into a B and
Bobbie Kirkland
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of PEACH CLOBBERED (A Georgia B&B Mystery) by Anna Gerard (a/k/a Diane A.S. Stuckart a/k/a Ali Brandon) in exchange for an honest review. Following her divorce, Nina Fleet wanted stability and community, so she purchased a perfect Queen Anne house in the small town of Cymbeline, Georgia. Nina suggests that what ensued be called, “The Summer of the Penguins.” First, the man contesting Nina’s purchase of her new home, Harry Wescott, showed up on her front porch in a peng ...more
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

I want to know where Cymbeline is – because it sounds like a great place to visit that would only be a hop, skip and a jump from my home in the Atlanta exurbs. And we all need a quiet place to escape to every once in a while.

Not that things are really quiet in tiny Cymbeline – especially not for Nina Fleet.

Nina would love to open a B&B in her newly acquired Victorian house, but there are roadblocks a-plenty in her way, including plenty of B&Bs that
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Nina Fleet is a 41-year-old divorcee who bought an old Victorian home just outside Atlanta, Georgia in small-town Cymbeline. She'd like to turn it into a B&B, but the mayor won't let her. One day she receives a knock on her door and answers it, seeing a six-foot-tall penguin standing there. Well, actually it's a man in a penguin suit, and he eventually tells her she's living in his house and demands she give it back. He has a letter from his great-aunt, the former owner, that states an inten ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Welcome to Cymbeline Georgia. A place Nina Fleet and her Australian Sheepdog, Mattie now call home. She bought a historic Queen Anne house therwat the spur of the moment following her divorce and loves it. Harry Wescott the great nephew of the previous owner believes the house should be his and shows up at her door to tell her so, dressed in a penguin suit. Seems he is working as a mascot for the local ice cream shop to make ends meet.

Nina had big hopes of opening it as a B&am
Mary Brown
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Peach Clobbered
A Georgia B&B Mystery, Book #1
Anna Gerard
5 Stars


What’s black and white and dead all over? Georgia bed and breakfast proprietor Nina Fleet finds out when she comes across a corpse in a penguin costume.

Nina Fleet’s life ought to be as sweet as a Georgia peach. Awarded a tidy sum in her divorce, Nina retired at 41 to a historic Queen Anne house in quaint Cymbeline, GA. But Nina’s barely settled into her new B&B-to-be when a penguin shows up on her porch. Or, at least
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Peach Clobbered is the debut in the A Georgia B&B Mystery series set in Cymbeline, GA and featuring divorcee, Nina (pronounced Nine-Ah) Fleet. Following a contentious divorce from a pro golfer, Nina uses her settlement to purchase a gorgeous Queen Anne home with hopes of turning it into a Bed and Breakfast.

Nina is settling into her new town with her Australian Shepherd, Mattie, when a knock at the door reveals a penguin. Actually it's Harry Westcott, the great nephew of the previous home ow
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to read Peach Clobbered, first in a new series written by one of my favorite authors, Ali Brandon who wrote the Black Cat Bookshop mystery series. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Nina Fleet, at age 41, is recovering from a nasty divorce and has had her fill of big city Atlanta. On a drive to get away from it all, she arrives in the small town of Cymbelline, GA. Looking forward to doing the rounds of the local antique stores, she takes a wrong turn and discovers the hou ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Getting straight to the point, I ENJOYED THIS BOOK.

I always go on and on about how the first title of any new series has this danger of exposing a lot about the heroine's past, and Peach Clobbered is not one of those. The action started immediately with the first few pages of the book. Our heroine Nina Fleet, who moved to Cymbeline after a disastrous relationship ended and bought the house of her dreams, has a super hot struggling actor who's wearing a penguin costume threatening her with a laws
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
“If the incidents of the past few weeks are ever turned into one of those Hallmark Channel murder mysteries, I’ll suggest the producers call it Summer of the Penguins.”

Considering that the main character Nina (pronounced Nine-ah) lives in small town Georgia where the temps are never arctic, especially not in the summer, that first line from Peach Clobbered should pique your interest right from the start. It only gets more engaging from there, as poor Nina must juggle a penguin-costumed actor who
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The First Georgia B&B Mystery

Nina Fleet lives in Georgia, not the Antarctic, yet penguins start to play a major part of her life. First a penguin appears at her front door trying to sue her. OK, it's actually a man dressed in a penguin suit, but he's the one trying to take the gorgeous old house she bought away from her, claiming his aunt actually left it to him. Then she's surrounded by a group of penguins. OK, they're actually nuns in traditional habits, but t
Cozy Cat Reviews
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anna Gerard is Ali Brandon, who was the author of one of my all time favorite cozy series, the" Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries".She also writes the enjoyable series Tarot Cats (as Diane Stuckart). I was thrilled to receive this book for review. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My opinion is my own..
Peach Clobbered is the first book in the new Georgia B&B cozy mystery series. I enjoyed this debut of the series and look forward to reading many more in the series
Peach Clobbered was an entertaining cozy mystery. Nina (pronounced Nine-ah) was charmed with the Queen Anne Victorian she stumbled across while looking for antiques in the small town of Cymbeline. She wanted a new start after her divorce from pro-golfer, Cameron Fleet. Nina thought about using the large home for a bed-and-breakfast until Mayor Green turned down her rezoning request. But then Mayor Green finds herself with six nuns and no vacancies in town. Nina gets her home rezoned and immediat ...more
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the first book in a new series by Anna Gerard titled Georgia B&B Mystery.

When the book opens Nina Fleet (pronounced Nine-ah) has bought a new Victorian house in Cymbeline, GA. Apparently, prior to the opening of the book there was a bit of controversy about who had the right to the house. The great nephew of the prior owner claimed the house was supposed to be his but it was sold while he was working a gig as an actor. Now two months later he comes knocking at Nina’s door be
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

PEACH CLOBBERED begins the Georgia B & B Mystery series with a fun, sometimes deadly look into the quirky residents of Cymbeline, Georgia – and the not so nice ones as well. Nina is the newest resident, and her newly purchased home (which she plans to turn into a B & B) seems right at the heart of all the action. Or it would be if she can get the Mayor to cut through the silly red tape, a great-nephew of the deceased former owner didn’t claim that the house wa
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I loved this book - from the witty dialogue, quirky characters, and southern setting.  It is a winning combination.

This is a new series you will want to read and should you read this book (and you should!) you might be surprised at the turn of events and who the killer turns out to be in the end.  I love a good mystery that keeps me guessing and surprises me in the end.  

Nina (Nine-ah) has left the big city of Atlanta and has found her new home in Cymbeline after a disastrous marriage.  As with
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DIANE A.S. STUCKART who also writes as ALI BRANDON, ALEXA SMART, and ANNA GERARD, is a member of that proud breed, the native Texan. She was born in the West Texas town of Lubbock, home to Buddy Holly, prairie dogs, and Texas Tech University, where her mom once taught. Most of her formative years, however, were spent in Dallas with her parents and siblings: one younger sister and three younger bro ...more