Review & Giveaway: FINAL FONDUE by Maya Corrigan

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As part of a Blog Tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours,  I am happy to tell you about  Final Fondue, a new cozy mystery by Maya Corrigan.

Synopsis

FondueVal Deniston certainly has her plate full running a café, dabbling with recipes, and helping her grandfather prepare for the town’s upcoming tri-centennial celebration, but she’s grown fond of her new life in the Chesapeake Bay town of Bayport. . .
So when Val is asked to reclaim her old position as a cookbook publicist in New York City, she puts off her decision in order to help her grandfather perfect his chocolate fondue for the weekend festivity’s dessert cook-off. But after the opening ceremonies, Val finds a houseguest strangled to death in her grandfather’s backyard. She suspects a classic case of mistaken identity, especially when another guest nearly bids her life a fondue farewell. Now it’s up to Val to keep the killer from making another stab at murder . . .

My Review

Like most cozy mysteries, this was a light read.  From the discovery of the guest’s body, you are never quite convinced whether the victim was the true target.  As Val tries to figure out the puzzle, a range of possible scenarios present themselves, with the identify and motive of the true culprit coming as a bit of a surprise.  I enjoyed reading about Val and her relationship with her grandfather.  All in all, a pleasant diversion.

FTC Disclosure:   I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of this blog tour.  This has not affected the content of my review in any way.

Giveaway

Enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a print copy of Final Fondue from author Maya Corrigan.

CrrganAbout the Author

Maya Corrigan lives near Washington, D.C., within easy driving distance of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the setting for this series. She has taught courses in writing, detective fiction, and American literature at Georgetown University and NOVA community college. A winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, she has published essays on drama and short stories under her full name of Mary Ann Corrigan.

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