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Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley
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bookshelves: 2017, cozy-mystery, animals-and-pets, berkley, e-book, netgalley

Pudding up with Murder by Julia Buckley is a 2017 Berkley publication.

A wonderful combination of mystery and romance-

Lilah makes a ‘covered dish’ for her friend to serve at a birthday party for millionaire, Marcus Cantwell. Lilah attends the party with her adorable dog and meets the large, unusual, and the complicated Cantwell family.

But, when Marcus keels over at his own party, it wasn’t from natural causes. Someone murdered him, and Lilah is afraid her pudding might have been the murder weapon.

This is the third installment in the ‘An Undercover Dish’ series, but it’s my first. However, the book can be read as a stand alone, although, I do want to read the first two books in the series now that I see how enjoyable it is.

While cozy mysteries can often feature a slight romantic side story, this one has a much stronger romantic element, which took up equal space with the mystery.

But, the two elements blend well with each other beautifully. I enjoyed getting to know Lilah and Jay, as well as the secondary characters.

The mystery is very puzzling, with plenty of suspects that kept me guessing all the way to the very end.

This cozy mystery has everything in it, I enjoy about this genre. Pets, food, great characters I can grow to care about and think of as old friends, and a good old fashioned whodunit.

I am definitely going to read the first two books in the series as well as eagerly anticipating the next installment.

4 stars
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Reading Progress

June 24, 2017 – Shelved
June 24, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
June 24, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
June 24, 2017 – Shelved as: cozy-mystery
June 24, 2017 – Shelved as: animals-and-pets
June 24, 2017 – Shelved as: berkley
June 24, 2017 – Shelved as: e-book
June 24, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley
July 15, 2017 – Started Reading
November 2, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Sounds really pleasant Julie, lovely review😘

Julie Maureen wrote: "Sounds really pleasant Julie, lovely review😘"

Thank you, Maureen!!

message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Joint Oh no, deadly pudding! Lol. Great review, Julie! :)

message 4: by Kaceey (new)

Kaceey Great review Julie!:-)

Julie Kaceey wrote: "Great review Julie!:-)"

That you, Kaceey!!

Julie Sarah wrote: "Oh no, deadly pudding! Lol. Great review, Julie! :)"

LOL!! Thank you, Sarah!!

message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

wonderful review, but i'm wondering, did marcus get his just desserts?

message 8: by Josephine (Jo) (new)

Josephine (Jo) Great review, sounds really good.

message 9: by Crumb (new)

Crumb Great review, Julie.

Julie paulie wrote: "wonderful review, but i'm wondering, did marcus get his just desserts?"

LOL!! Thanks, paulie!!

Julie Crumb wrote: "Great review, Julie."

Thank you, Crumb!!

Julie Josephine (Jo) wrote: "Great review, sounds really good."

Thank you, Josephine!!

Brenda - Traveling Sister Excellent review, Julie!

Norma * Traveling Sister Wonderful review, Julie!

Brooke — brooklynnnnereads Great review Julie! Looks like a fun and cute read.

message 16: by Jen (new)

Jen Sounds like a great series! Nice review, Julie!

message 17: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Great review Julie! :D

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