Murder on the Menu
Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer.
But there ...more
Jodie Parker left London’s cops and her cheating husband to come back to her hometown on the Cornwall coast with her pre teen daughter.
She became a chef and she opened her own catering company and now she is ready to start her new quiet life in Penstowan.
She doesn’t expect, by accepting to carter one of her old friend’s wedding, to be involved in the investigation for a murderer.
Murder On The Menu was such a good read.
I fell into the well thought out plot at the first chapter and I closed the
Jodie moves back to her hometown, Cornwall. After a tense situation, Jodie promises her daughter, Daisey, to leave the police. After finishing chef college, Jodie buys a house and they move.
Shortly after her return, Jodie runs into her long time friend, Tony. He's about to be married, but the caterer bailed. Jodie gets a job - and a mystery to solve.
The morning of the wedding, Tony's ex-wife is found murdered and no one can find the bride.
Determined to prov ...more
Thank you One more chapter, Netgallery and Fiona Leitch for this ARC.
Book is out 15-01-2021.
All is going well, Jodie has set up a new catering company and has her first clients; old school friend Tony and his bride to be, Cheryl. When a body is found on the morning of the wedding Jodie is introduced to the new Detective Chief Inspector ...more
This is the first book in Fiona Leitch's "A Nosey Parker Cozy Mystery Novel" series, and I so hope there will be many more! Her storytelling is simply delightful, and she truly knows how to weave a tale where all of puzzle pie ...more
Published: 15th January 2021
The first book in the Nosey Parker cozy mysteries series, Murder on the Menu introduces us to Jodie 'Nosey' Parker. Recently divorced and having left her job as a sergeant in the Met Police, Jodie has returned to her hometown of Penstowan in Cornwall, to set up a catering business. But things go awry when her first catering job at a grand weddi ...more
Light and breez ...more
I love a cozy murder mystery and I was totally drawn into this 'whodunnit'. The story was set in a glorious location. I loved the characters and all the twists. I didn't guess w ...more
It is also refreshing for a cosy mystery to have someone who is not a complete bumbling amateur when it comes trying to clear her old friends name, and actually has a good sense about her. But she is also not trusting the loc ...more
At the rehearsal dinner Tony’s ex wife shows up trying to warn Tony about his intended but ends up just embarrassing herself. When the wom ...more
Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is an ex met. police officer, she is divorced and returns to Cornwall with her daughter. Jodies has re trained to be a cook/ caterer. She springs in to private investigator mode when her oldest friend is arrested for murder.
This book is fantastic the writing flows easily , there is humour and also some heart felt reminiscing on the main characters part. Jodie is a great character , likeable and also well rounded and very ...more
The first book in a NEW cosy mystery series! Jodie was in the police before she became a single Mum. Her love of food led her to catering and when an old school friend says that their caterer for his wedding has let them down- this could be the break she is looking for. The day before the wedding there is an argument between the Mrs to be and the Mrs that was (the ex) of the groom Tony. On the morning of the wedding one is missing and one is found dead. DCI Withers appears on the scene and reali ...more
Jodie “Nosey” Parker has moved back to her Cornish birthplace with her 12-year-old daughter, Daisy in tow. After a decade as a cop in London and a divorce from her cheating husband, Nosey was anxious for a fresh start and a new career as a caterer.
It doesn’t take long for Nosey to be caught up in privately investigating the murder of her childhood ...more
I have to say I flew through this book. I loved the main character Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker. She’s an ex met police cop and has returned to her hometown on the beautiful Cornish coast with her twelve year old daughter. Along with her new life back in Cornwall, Jodie has set up a catering business and ends up catering her ex-boyfriends wedding. But when the bride goes missing, ...more
I am always on the hunt for cozy murder series. I am so happy to find this series The Nosey Parker Mysteries and the author is one I have never read before. I was hooked from page one.
Jodie Parker – nickname Nosey – quit her job with the London police force and moved with her daughter back to her hometown.
She opens a catering company, and her first job is for an ...more
We are introduced to our heroine, Jodie (aka Nosey) Parker, who has left the bright lights of London and her job at the Met to return to her childhood home in Cornwall and a new life as a caterer and chef.
As in all of these types of mysteries Jodie finds herself almost immediately immersed in local life and offering to cater for the wedding of an old school pal and one time love, Tony.
At the party pre the wedding the bride, who h ...more
Jodie returns to her home town in Cornwall with her 12 year old daughter after giving up her job with the MET police.
Her first job is catering for her old boyfriend Tony's wedding, then Tony's ex wife ends up dead at the venue.
Jodie finds it hard keeping her nose out of trying to find the murderer.
A great read full of humour and great lovable characters definitively recommend this lovely cosy murder book, looking forward to reading more of her books.
It was exactly what you want and expect from a cosy mystery. Wonderfully written characters, funny and charming, witty, fabulous setting and scenery and an easy to follow entertaining storyline.
I will be looking out for boom 2 in this series and I recommend for cosy readers.
I particularly loved the family dynamic between the three generations of Parker women, ...more
Murder on the Menu is the first in the new Nosey Parker cozy mystery series set in Cornwall.
This was a cute story that kept me guessing until the end. Unfortunately, that’s about all I can say about the good points of this book.
Cornwall is such a beautiful part of the world yet all I know about the setting in this book is it’s a small town and there’s a beach. There wasn’t any scene building like you normally find at the beginning of a cozy series. I also felt that, more than not, the sto ...more
I really enjoyed this easy read and getting to know the characters. It also kept me guessing until the end.
The perfect read and light mystery to escape with!
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an arc in exchange for an honest review.