As part of a blog tour organized by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours, I recently had the pleasure of reading Bad Pick, the third book in the Udderly Kidding cozy mystery series. A fun read.
About the Book
Vegan Brie Hooker lives and works with her feisty Aunt Eva at Udderly Kidding Dairy, a hop, skip, and jump away from South Carolina’s Clemson University. Brie’s fun farm outreach attempt backfires when religious extremists decide goat yoga is a form of devil worship. Believing one of the zealots might be persuaded to see reason, Brie’s free-wheeling friend Mollye convinces her they should call on the young woman. Big mistake.
Picketers at Udderly’s gates soon become the least of Brie’s troubles. Not only is she accused of murder, she worries the death might actually be her fault. Danger mounts when an old family friend’s visit ensnares Brie in a high-stakes feud between a U.S. Supreme Court nominee and the woman determined to expose his secrets. In her personal life, Brie’s still torn between the town’s two most eligible bachelors. While she’s edging toward a decision, she must first survive a cunning killer adept at crafting murders that look like tragic accidents. Will Brie be another “accident” victim? Pay a visit to Udderly Kidding Dairy and find out!
Brie Hooker is back in a delightful new cozy mystery. She is a great character. Warm, caring, and tolerant of others who do not share her vegan outlook on life. When someone somehow poisons the food she has prepared for food critics, Brie has to find out who did it – if only to prove her own innocence and protect the reputation of the business she is in the progress of launching. She does so with the help of two good-natured and protective guys – best friends, both of whom she happens to be openly dating at the same time.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a nicely paced and entertaining read, with just the right balance of humor, romance, and mystery. And I have to admit that yoga sounds like fun, though I’d probably ignore the instructor and just sit around playing with the goats.
FTC Disclosure: I received an advance review copy of this book. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.
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About the Author
Hundreds of mystery writers have met Linda Lovely at check-in for the annual Writers’ Police Academy, which she helps organize. Lovely finds writing pure fiction isn’t a huge stretch given the years she’s spent penning PR and ad copy. She writes a blend of mystery and humor, chuckling as she plots to “disappear” the types of characters who most annoy her. Quite satisfying plus there’s no need to pester relatives for bail. Her new Brie Hooker Mystery series offers good-natured salutes to both her vegan family doctor and her cheese-addicted kin. Bad Pick is her eighth published mystery novel. She served as president of her local Sisters in Crime chapter for five years and belongs to International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America.
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