Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old
murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern
speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright,
and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.
the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the
truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a
new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.
This book hits quite a few of my hot buttons—Southern fiction, funny as heck, cozy mystery, lots of small town shenanigans and sleuthing. Now, I have to say I think the Southernspeak is a little overdone because there are words and phrases here that I’ve never heard and I’ve lived all but 3 months of my life in various parts of the South. That’s not to say the terms don’t exist but it just felt like a bit too much.
Still, Goose Pimple Junction is a charming little town in Tennessee and Tess is a likeable protagonist although I wish the author had shared more about who Tess is (although we do know she resembles Princess Di and is a divorcee most likely in her late forties or early fifties). That’s OK, though, because she appeals to me and I enjoyed sleuthing along with her and with Jack, the new man in her life. The mystery is a decent headscratcher and I do like a cold case, which this most certainly is.
All in all, this was quite enjoyable and I’ll be checking out the rest of the series.
Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, February 2018.
More in the Series
its first major crimes in years, when trouble begins anew. Life is
turned upside down in the quirky little southern town with the
arrival of several shifty hooligans: A philandering husband intent on
getting his wife back, another murderer loose in town, a stalker
intent on frightening Martha Maye, and a thief who’s stealing the
town blind of their pumpkins, pies, and peace. Together, they’re
scaring the living daylights out of the residents and keeping the new
police chief busier than a set of jumper cables at a redneck picnic.
Suddenly, he has his hands full trying to apprehend a killer, stop a
stalker, and fight his feelings for the damsel in distress.
of laughs, you’ll catch a glimpse of everyday life in Goose Pimple
Junction in this short story compilation. Five short stories, one
novella, and three recipes will give you more of the unique charm of
Goose Pimple Junction, make you laugh, and have your mouth watering.
If you want a feel-good read, you’ve come to the right place. Grab
some sweet tea and escape to Goose Pimple Junction.
Baxter come up against crooked lawyers, restless husbands, a teenage
hoodlum . . . it seems there are rogues and rascals everywhere you
look in Goose Pimple Junction. When their paths cross, they prove
there isn’t a rogue or a rascal who can keep a good woman down. Mama
always said there’d be days like this . . .
is a former first grade teacher and the mother of two sons. When not
writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Pinterest, Amy can usually
be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass
of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky and
loves a good Southern phrase.
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