Monday, December 17, 2018

Review: Pineapple Upside Down Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by Jodi Rath (Blog Tour)

Pineapple Upside Down Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)

by Jodi Rath

About the Book

Pineapple Upside Down Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
MYS ED llc (November 23, 2018)
Print Length: 130 pages

Introducing Jolie Tucker, an introverted yet passionate restaurant co-owner of Cast Iron Creations, who, at her best friend Ava’s request, steps out of her comfort zone which leads her into the shade of a killer in the small, cozy village of Leavensport, Ohio. The victim is the villages beloved Ellie Siler who runs the village sweet spot, Chocolate Capers. Jolie finds her grandma Opal is a prime suspect and goes on a search for answers only to find out that her families secret recipes may not belong to the Tucker family at all. Jolie’s job, family, and livelihood are all on the line. The answers are assuredly lethal.
My Review

Along with her best friend, Ava, Jolie Tucker owns the Cast Iron Creations restaurant. Jolie uses her family’s secret recipes to entice her customers. She’s dismayed when her recipe box is stolen. She doesn’t know how she will break the news to her grandmother Opal. However, her grandmother has bigger problems when her best friend Ellie is found dead and Opal is arrested for the murder.

Jolie is beside herself as she tries to find out who could have done something so horrible. Her restaurant, as well as her family, is in jeopardy and it’s up to Jolie to prove them innocent.

What a delightful cozy mystery! It’s set in the perfect setting for a cozy mystery - a small, close-knit village. Although it’s a short read, the characters are well-written and come to life. They already feel like close friends.

It’s a cute, quick read. I was able to read it in a few short hours. I did suspect who the killer was, but I wasn’t sure of the hows and whys of it. I enjoyed trying to put the puzzle together with Jolie. I hope there will be more books as I’d love to re-visit this small town in Ohio.

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

About the Author

Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for having me on your blog! I've a blast on the blog tour! I appreciate your review and I was tickled to see I got four a four kitty vote :-) Jolie and her crazy family and friends will be back in a Valentine's Day anthology with nine other cozy mystery authors, coming soon! Then she will return in book two Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Murder June 21, 2019 and in book three Turkey Basted to Death in time for Thanksgiving November 2019! Happy holidays everyone!


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