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A Big Fat Greek Murder

(A Goddess of Greene St. Mystery #2)

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Single mom Athena Spencer is back in Michigan working at her family's garden center, raising a pet racoon, and digging up clues in the smart new mystery series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mysteries . . .

The entire family has been put to work when a big fat Greek wedding rehearsal is booked at the Parthenon. All hands are needed for rolli
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Natalia  R
Nov 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This is the second installment in Kate Collins's Goddess of Greene St. Mystery series. Our protagonist, Athena Spencer, who after going through a divorce, decided to move back to her hometown of Sequoia, Michigan, with her ten-year-old son. Athena works at her family's garden center and occasionally helps out at the Parthenon, a Greek diner owned by her grandparents. When a wedding rehearsal at the Parthenon ends up with the groom dead and the bride to be accusing Athena's sister of sed
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JoAn
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
A Big Fat Greek Murder by Kate Collins is the second book in Ms. Collins' A Goddess of Greene Street series.

I like Athena and her big and boisterous Greek family always provides some laughter when I read a book in this series. I love her anonymous blog that she writes regarding living the Greek life. Case has moved to Athena's hometown and he jumps in to help Athena solve another murder mystery when Athene's sister is framed for the deed. His return adds a touch of romance to the story without d
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Ell
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
A Big Fat Greek Murder is written by the same author as The Flower Shop Mysteries. If you liked that series, you will likely enjoy this new series. The writing flows, the characters are engaging and there is a warmth between the main characters that puts the “cozy” in cozy mystery. I was hooked at page one and even more hooked on the last page. Bring on book two!
Caitlyn Lynch
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This is the second in this series of cozy mysteries featuring Athena, grown-up daughter of a huge Greek family who has moved back to her small lakeside hometown after a disastrous marriage. Mother to 10-year-old Niko, she is slowly rebuilding her life, working at her father’s garden centre and avoiding going out on dates with ‘nice Greek men’ her well-meaning mother tries to set her up with, while writing her popular blog, Goddess Anon.

Though I hadn’t read the first in the series, I don’t think
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Christine
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies
Athena Karros Spencer is dividing her time helping at her family's Greek diner and running the family garden shop. They are hosting a rehearsal dinner but things take a turn when the groom does not show up. When the groomsmen look for him, they find out he was stabbed in his apartment with a pair of scissors. The scissors turn out to be Athena's sister, Selene's. Selene had filed a complaint against the groom weeks before so she becomes the prime suspect. As the evidence against Selene continues ...more
Peggy R
Author Kate Collins is dear to my heart because her Flower Shop Mystery series was one of the first I read that got me hooked on the Cozy Mystery genre. So, when she debuted a new series last year it was a no-brainer for me to pick up the first book. I fell in love with Athena Spencer and her big, boisterous, close-knit Greek family. This second book in the series is just as good as the first and I am hoping that we will have this family around for a while. I think that is what continues to draw ...more
Susan
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wedding bells should soon be ringing for Mandy and Brady. All the members of the wedding party are gathered at the Parthenon restaurant, owned by Athena Spencer's grandparents. Her sister, Selene is one of the bridesmaids. Everyone is ready to sit down to enjoy the meal and toast the future bride and groom but Brady is a no-show. When he fails to answer his phone his friends go to his apartment and find that he had a good reason for not answering - he's very dead and the murder weapon? Selene's ...more
Kim
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first book in The Goddess of Greene Street Mysteries, Statue of Limitations, so I was very excited to be able sit down and read book two, My Big Fat Greek Murder by Kate Collins. And in many ways it was as good, if not better than the first. I love the crazy, caring Greek family. And Delphi is fast becoming my favorite character with her psychic abilities, whether they are real or she’s just messing with her family, and I’m also loving where Delphi’s romantic life is going.

But, Kim,
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Mary Brown
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Big Fat Greek Murder
A Goddess Of Greene St. Book #2
Kate Collins
5 Stars

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mystery series returns with the second installment in her new Goddess of Greene St. Mystery series starring single mom Athena Spencer, who returns to Michigan to work at her family's garden center, raise a pet raccoon, and dig up the dirt on suspects when a wedding rehearsal ends up with the murder of a groom...

The entire family has been put to work when a bi
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Moondance
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to @netgalley and @kensingtonpublishingcompany for providing me with a copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I posted the blog, closed my laptop, and turned in my chair to look at the small bedroom closet overflowing with clothes from my former life.

This second book in the Goddess of Greene Street starts out with a bang. The entire Spencer family is pitching in to host a wedding rehearsal dinner at the Parthenon. The bride to be is anxious when the groom does not show
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Taryn
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In this second book of the series the family is working together at the restaurant preparing for a wedding rehearsal which Selena is a part of. The night of the rehearsal all is going well except the groom is missing out on the festivities and no one seems to know where he is. The bride is upset so a few people are sent to check on the groom who is found dead with scissors sticking out of his back. Athena soon realizes that there is a rumor about her sister Selena and the groom going around. She ...more
Nancy Baker
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Athena Spencer finds herself trying to find time to juggle her job, motherhood, family and possible romance but when her sister Selene is arrested for murder finding the true murderer becomes a top priority. The hardest part is that there are too many people that had cause to murder the victim.

Author Kate Collins is one of the main reasons I got hooked on cozies years ago. So when I saw she had a new series I jumped at the chance to read this book. I was not disappointed. The family dynamics are
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Bridget
A Big Fat Greek Murder is a fun second novel, brimming with disorder in the mystery series by Kate Collins, featuring single mum Athena Spencer. Although I haven't yet read book one, Statue of Limitations, I don’t think this spoilt my enjoyment of this particular instalment.

Protagonist Athena was great as were her boisterous Greek family. There was humour by the bucket-load and the opening chapters drew me into the story capturing my attention immediately. I was never bored as there was so much
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Stanley McShane
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
My full review on Rosepoint Publishing.

The second in the Goddess of Greene St Mysteries and another fast, fun cozy. There is that strong family theme with the Greek families’ enclave in Sequoia, Michigan, and the tie to the nursery family business and the little mascot that comes to get his peanuts. The family also has a restaurant, the Parthenon, which was to be graced by the Athena statue her grandfather found and brought over. Too large, it ended up at the garden center. But it was a way to
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Fred
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Big Fat Greek Wedding is the second book of the A Goddess of Greene Street Mystery series.

Athena Spencer has returned to her hometown of Sequoia, MI, along with her ten-year-old son. Her family owns a garden center, and Athena works there. Her grandparents own a nearby restaurant, The Parthenon, where this story begins.

The Parthenon is hosting Mandy and Brady’s wedding rehearsal dinner and Athena’s sister, Selene, is a bridesmaid. The dinner is about to be served when and the groom hasn’t arr
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Kristin
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the second book in the series and while I always like to read my books in order, you don't have to. The author provides enough of a recap of the first book that even if you forgot everything that happened (like I did), you can read this and still enjoy it and be caught up. Good mystery, loved the cast of characters. Really fun story. ...more
Kimberly
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you @netgalley and @kensingtonbooks for the ARC of this book. All opinions are my own.

I adore the Flower Shop Mystery by Kate Collins and was beyond excited when she started this new series. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, Statue of Limitations, and I'm happy to say that the sequel to it was just as enjoyable

The characters truly make this series extra special. I LOVE this big Greek family. They are loud, noisy, supportive and just downright fun to hang out with. When one of them gets
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Crystal
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Athena shows up late at the Parthenon to help her family with the meal for the wedding rehearsal, she discovers that she’s not the only one late. The groom hasn’t shown up yet and isn’t answering his phone. Later he’s discovered at home with an expensive pair of shears in his back. Athena’s sister Selene’s shears from her salon to be exact. When all the signs are pointing to Selene as the killer, Athena decides to step in and solve the case. Well, Athena and Case. After helping Case clear h ...more
Betsy
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did you ever finish a book, give a happy sigh and immediately look for the author's backlist and earlier books in the series? That's how much I enjoyed this book! I was completely engaged and read the book in one sitting. The story flowed well, the characters were relatable and sometimes fun and there was even some romance. There were enough red herrings to keep me guessing and the final denouement was wow!

I have not read the earlier books in the series but I had no issues with that.

Our protago
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Brenda
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
A Big Fat Greek Murder is the second installment in the Goddess of Greene Street Mystery series set in Sequoia, Michigan and featuring single mom Athena Spencer. Athena's family restaurant, the Parthenon, is hosting a rehearsal dinner for Mandy Black and Brady Rogers and Athena's sister, Selene is one of the bridesmaids. When Brady doesn't show up on time his groomsmen go to look for him at his apartment and find him stabbed to death.

The murder weapon turns out to be a pair of Selene's hairdress
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Jerri Cachero
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Athena (Thenie) Spencer is back and this mystery involves her sister, Selene who is the prime suspect in the murder of a friend's philandering fiance! Thenie knows her sister is innocent and sets out to prove it with the help of the mysterious Case Donnelly.

This second book in the series didn't disappoint! The mystery was fast-paced, kept me reading and guessing whodunit. I would think I knew and then up pops a clue and I'm off in another direction - my favorite kind of mystery. The character of
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Barbara Sousa
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Big Fat Greek Murder, the second installment of Kate Collins’s Goddess of Greene Street series, is a madcap adventure featuring an intrepid heroine, a boisterous Greek family, and a twisty murder with a wedding party full of suspects.

Athena Spencer is helping to host a rehearsal dinner at her grandparents’ Greek diner, the Parthenon. The festivities take a downward turn, however, when the groom-to-be is MIA. The groomsmen are dispatched to find the missing man who, it turns out, has been murde
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Anjana
Dec 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am in the minority here, as compared to other reviewers on Goodreads. The overall crowd like this instalment better than the first. I, on the other hand, feel the first set a standard this did not quite meet up.
In the last book, we were introduced to our leading lady who is now living with her large extended family and dealing with everything that includes. Athena is settling into her new roles when her sister is made suspect number one for murder. It is the flimsiest connection that holds the
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Lesa
I love the cover of Kate Collins’ latest Goddess of Greene Street mystery, A Big Fat Greek Murder. The raccoon actually is part of the book. However, I’m just not as crazy about the book itself.

Athena Spencer works at the Spencer Garden Center, owned by her father, and her grandparents own a diner which has a hall large enough to host large parties. When the groom doesn’t show up for a rehearsal dinner catered at the diner, the groomsmen head to his apartment. They find his body, scissors in his
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Mary
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd installment in the Goddess of Green Street Mystery series. Divorced Athena Spencer is back in her hometown in Michigan with her 10 year old son working at the family garden center and family restaurant if needed. Well needed as they are hosting a wedding rehearsal dinner which ends up with the groom missing and later found dead with the bride accusing Athena’s sister Selene of the deed. Athena is not going to let Selene down and vows to find out who the real killer is. Case is no ...more
Katie
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
A Big Fat Greek Murder was such a fun cozy mystery! Thank you Kensington Books and NetGalley for the e-book.

This is the second book in the Goddess of Greene Street Mystery series, following Athena Spencer—a single mom working to get back on her feet after a divorce who somehow finds herself adding detective to her resume! The supporting cast was excellent in this book, I especially loved the family banter between Athena and her sisters, parents, and grandparents. The other secondary characters
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FMSWarrior
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When the Karras family hosts a rehearsal dinner at their diner, no one expected the groom would be missing and turn up and dead. Nor did they expect the eldest Spencer daughter, a bridesmaid, to be arrested for his murder. But that is exactly what happened and Case returned to town just in time to agree to help Athena find the murderer and get her sister released.

Now Athena and Case have to dig deeper and than the local detectives and work faster than the District Attorney if they want to keep
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Kathleen Gray
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Athena has a lot on her hands = she's working at the family garden center AND helping out at their restaurant AND raising her kid AND trying to figure out her relationship with Case. The Parthenon is about to do a big Greek wedding until....the groom is found stabbed to death with a pair of Selene's scissors. Athena knows her sister can get angry but she also knows she didn't kill the creep, so she. along with Case, set to to find the real killer. Cozy fans know he had more than one person (besi ...more
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Athena’s sister Selene is the chief suspect in the murder of her friend's groom-to-be due to the fact that her salon shears were stuck in his back and she has no alibi. The victim was a sleaze who worked in a gym and had a history with women, but Selene had ratted him out to management some time before so the local law added that to the physical evidence. Athena is part of a large Greek family in Sequoia, Michigan and has had some experience as an amateur sleuth, so she takes it all on with the ...more
Debbie Lyon
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This entertaining, fast paced story is the 2nd in Kate Collins' "Goddess of Greene Street" series. Athena is back along with her meddling Mom, Dad, 3 sisters, grandparents and son. Selene, her oldest sister, is accused of murdering Brady Rogers, who happens to be the groom in the wedding Selene is a bridesmaid for. Though Selene couldn't stand the guy, the evidence is pointing at her doing the deed. Athena along with Case Donnolly, are teaming up once again to solve a murder, but is that all tha ...more
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Indiana native and former teacher Kate Collins is the author of the New York Times best-selling Flower Shop Mysteries, featuring feisty florist Abby Knight and the zany crew at Bloomers. Her books have made the New York Times Best-seller's list, Barnes & Noble mass bestsellers lists, the Independent Booksellers lists, and are available in large print editions in the U.S. and the UK.

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