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Published: April 5, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series; Georgia Peach Mystery #2
Synopsis:In the refreshing new Georgia Peach Mystery from the author of Peaches and Scream, an upcoming debutante ball turns into the pits when a juicy murder scandalizes a small town.
The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgia’s biggest event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as excited as the rest of the town—even though she’s busy juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the cutthroat competition between local debutantes.
When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and despised mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is stabbed to death, the police turn to Nola’s friend Ginny as prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove Ginny’s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy of a killer all too keen on killing again.
What did I think of this book:
Susan has done it again and has another his with this fun mystery. I just love visiting Cays Mill and this time it is for the annual Peach Cotillion and of course we a murder on our hands. The descriptions are very good and make me want to stop by Peachy Keen as I strole through town. She also does a good job with the characters, I can just hear their accent coming off the pages. Nola is hot on the trail to find the killer and prove Ginny is innocent. The author keeps you guessing until the very end of this book. She does this by throwing in a twist when you least expect it. This is what makes a good mystery writer. I am looking forward to stopping by Cays Mill in the next book in this series.
About the author:During her writing career, Susan has worked as an academic writer, freelance writer and novelist. Currently she's busy working on The Georgia Peach Mysteries. (Berkley Prime Crime/July 2015) She also writes under the pen name Lucy Arlington. To learn more about her writing, visit her website at www.susanfurlong.com
Writing as: Susan Furlong Bolliger/S. Furlong-Bolliger/Susan Furlong