Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review/Giveaway: The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries) by Debra Sennefelder (Blog Tour)

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries)
by Debra Sennefelder

About the Book

The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (March 27, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496715920
Digital ASIN: B073NNPM7G

Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . . 
Hope’s schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention—it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy . . . 
One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon—who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . . . 
Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

My Review 

Hope Early is trying hard to get her life back in order. First, she was a magazine editor and it wasn’t a successful career, to say the least. Then, she was on a reality baking show. It, too, was unsuccessful. Not to mention her marriage, also, failed. Hope goes home to the small town of Jefferson in Connecticut.

Hope is now a very successful blogger. She shares all kinds of cooking tips with her audience. All is going quite well until she attends a spring garden tour. There she finds the dead body of Peaches McCoy. A hated real estate agent who was not invited to the tour. No one knows why she was there, but no one seems all that unhappy with her death. In fact, Hope’s own sister, Claire, was not a fan of Peaches McCoy either.

Claire quickly becomes the prime suspect in the murder. Hope isn’t about to let her sister take the rap for a murder she knows she did not commit. Although warned off by the local police, Hope launches her own investigation. She’s determined to find the real killer and clear her sister’s name in the process.

The premise of this cozy mystery series grabbed my attention right away. Hope is a blogger and the setting was one I could identify with it. It’s a fast-moving, well plotted cozy mystery. Readers are kept guessing until the end.

The characters are portrayed vividly. They come to life with the first page of this book. I couldn’t put this one down. I just had to know how it would end.

The Uninvited Corpse is the first book in the series. If this one is any indication, there will be many more books to follow.

For reading challenges:
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2018
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2018 (Connecticut)

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Debra Sennefelder, the author of the Food Blogger Mystery series and the Resale Boutique Mystery series, is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person.

Born and raised in New York City, she now lives and writes in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in pre-hospital care, retail and publishing. Her writing companions are her adorable and slightly spoiled Shih-Tzus, Susie and Billy.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Women's Fiction Writers Association and Romance Writers of America.

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  1. It sounds great and would love to read it; thanks for the chance :)

  2. Thank you for your review and the information on "The Uninvited Corpse" by Debra Sennefelder as well as for being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
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  3. Thanks for this intriguing and unique cozy which interests me.

  4. what an interesting theme, a food bloggers mystery. thanks for the good review

  5. I like the food blogger storyline. Can't wait to read the book. Sounds like a great start to a new series.

  6. It sounds great! I like the idea that she needs to help her sister and the food blogger angle is fun too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. You would think lifestyle entrepreneurship would be easier--and now, murder!

  8. Thank you for the giveaway! Sounds like a great read!

  9. Love the cover and can't wait to read it!

  10. Sounds like a good book. Glad you loved it!

  11. This sounds like a good book. I'm looking forward to those recipes.


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