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Published: February 7, 2017
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Georgia Peach Mystery #3
Synopsis:The author of Rest in Peach serves up another bite of Southern charm in the latest Georgia Peach mystery.
Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with all the gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner.
Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames--with him inside of it. The town casts its vote against Margie, but Nola isn't convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder. Now to clear Margie's name Nola will have to work fast under pressure, before Margie gets taken in by the fuzz...
This was a fun addition to the Georgia Peach Mystery Series. Going back to this little town is liking visiting family again and I just love the names of the businesses. I like the characters and how they all play off of each other. This was a fast read for me which I needed. I also like how the author kept me guessing until the end. Nola is not only independent but she knows what needs to be done and she does it. She also gets help from her friends to try and clear Margie's name. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and to see what Nola gets herself involved in next.
About the author:Susan Furlong the author of the Georgia Peach Mystery series and the forthcoming dark suspense novel, SPLINTERED SILENCE, the first book of Bone Gap Travellers Mysteries. She also contributes to the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries under the pen name Lucy Arlington. She has worked as a freelance writer, academic writer, ghost writer, translator, high-school language arts teacher, and martial arts instructor. Raised in North Dakota, she graduated from Montana State University with a double major in French and Spanish. She and her family live in central Illinois. Visit her on Facebook or at www.susanfurlong.com.