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Peach Clobbered

(Georgia B&B #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  343 ratings  ·  138 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 when
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Published July 9th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books
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Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard is the first book in the new cozy A Georgia B&B Mystery series. As with most cozy mystery series this first book is a complete story within the book with it’s own mystery so readers don’t need to worry about cliffhangers.

After her divorce Nina Fleet wanted to get away from the city and give herself a fresh start so when she found a historic Queen Anne house in quaint Cymbeline, GA she immediately put in an offer. Nina’s long term plan was to eventually start her ow
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 possibly ...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 being ...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&B
beachbum bookworm
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it

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Where: Cymbeline, Georgia

Who: Nina

I was excited at the prospect of heading to Georgia, meeting Nina, and more than anything checking out the historic Queen Anne home she just purchased. I arrived kind of late and missed what I thought was a joke...when she told me a penguin showed up @ the house claiming he was the rightful owner. After she was done messing with me...Nina filled me on the real situation with Harry Westcott. I felt for both of them. Nina also fille
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
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 off th ...more
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this brand new series first so much! It was funny in places and really kept my interest as far as wanting to see what happened next. I mean a group of nuns in a town where the murder was being referred to as the Penguin Suit murder just made me chuckle. Just like Nina, I grew pretty fond of all those sisters when they moved into the B&B. Despite their similar names (each was Sister Mary something), they did each have their own quirks or personalities and I hoped that they wouldn't have ...more
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: A Georgia B&B Mystery #1

Peach Clobbered is the first book in the Georgia B&B mystery series. My first impressions after reading this one is that it is a cute book but not enough sleuthing going on. For me, the sleuthing aspect is an integral part of a cozy mystery and this one fell very flat in this area. I actually felt it was almost non-existent which was a major problem for me. However, I did really like the characters, especially Nin
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 win
"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 into h ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
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
Jody Joy
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 Cymbeli ...more
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
Dawn Michelle
What a wonderful surprise - a cozy book that is first in a series that didn't make me insane with its triviality and averageness.

I had not heard of this author and knew I was taking a chance, but it sounded good so I requested it from NG and was happy to get it. Then I had a streak of really average to below-average cozy reads and I was not really looking forward to this one. And I was surprised and happy that I picked this one.

Nina [NINE - ah <--that was one point that annoyed me; the MC is o
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
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 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
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 stor
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This is book 1 in the new cozy series, Georgia B&B. Nina uses her divorce settlement to purchase a rundown home in Cymbeline Georgia to turn into a Bed and Breakfast. As she's working on her renovations a relative of the previous owner shows up contesting the sale. Now he's installed in a room upstairs and a dead man is found in the garden. It gets even more crowded when 6 nuns show up needing rooms. I'll give book 2 a try to see how things develop. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for ...more
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 get
Jennifer Brown
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable first in a series! I loved Nina's character and all the smaller characters involved. Opening a b&b is a dream of mine so I liked reading about her doing it. No murders for me though please! There were two people who I thought could be the killer and one of them was correct. I'm excited to see where this series goes! ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies
Just this second finished reading Anna Gerard's new book. I was totally blown away but the characters (they truly are) and the story line. She's got murder, mayhem, lawsuits and lots of other good stuff for our newest Amateur P.I. and B&B owner to deal with.

Take my word for it. Grab a copy of this book and sit down for a long ride.
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, a man
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nina Fleet's life is starting over after her divorce. She's bought an historic Queen Anne house in Cymbeline, Ga, and is ready to turn it into a B&B. But then a man wearing a penguin suit shows up on her front porch, and things

Actor Harry Westcott is working as an ice cream shop's mascot to earn money while he pushes his claim to the house that Nina has bought. He says his aunt left him the house. Nina says otherwise.

In the meantime, the Sisters of Perpetual Poverty have lost their lease on the
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 first ...more
Jessica Robbins
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Welcome to Georgia and all its charm in this brand new cozy mystery series. Nina loved in a big old historic house that she bought perfectly legally. A relative of the deceased owner feels otherwise showing up causing problems. On to of that a local man is evicting a group of mind that now need a place to say. The major feels that Nina's house would be a perfect B&B so she rushes the permits and voila a
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
The mystery was okay but not the main focus of the story. There is murder and blackmail. The small town setting was charming. I also like that it involves a B&B. The characters were okay. I liked the nuns. That was an interesting part of the story. I also like Mattie, an Australian Shepherd. ...more
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this cozy mystery, which is the beginning of a new series by Anna Gerard! The characters were interesting and likable and the cozy mystery was well paced and intriguing. Nina Fleet visited Cymbeline, GA and fell in love with the town and a beautiful historic house that she bought right away. Shortly after she moves in, Harry Westcott shows up dressed like a penguin and claims the house is rightfully his. Harry is an actor and an interesting character. To help out the mayor, Nina ...more
Matthew Galloway
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy
This is everything I want in a cozy mystery -- the actual mystery is solid, the clues are fair, the book is funny, and the characters are enjoyable. There's a great sense of place and a promise of more fun to come.
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 they'
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