Book Review: Blackberry Crumble

July 28, 2015


Blackberry Crumble
Josi Kilpack
368 pages
Kindle edition

From the Publisher:
The word is out about Sadie Hoffmiller s amateur detective work, but it s not exactly the kind of publicity Sadie wants. In the newest culinary mystery from bestselling author Josi Kilpack, Sadie accepts her first investigation-for-hire and travels to Portland, Oregon, at the request of a woman who has suspicions about her wealthy father s untimely death. Putting her detective skills to the test, Sadie delves into a past business partnership that didn t end well, discovers some unsavory family secrets, and exposes more than a few motives for murder. When the investigation leads to threats against her safety, Sadie pretends to crumble under the pressure. But secretly, she is more determined than ever to uncover answers that seem to be buried in shocking scandal, insatiable appetites, and pure greed. Includes eight new mouthwatering recipes, tested and approved by the official bakers of Sadie s Virtual Test Kitchen. Josi s culinary mysteries have become favorites with members of Goodreads and other book networking sites. Reader s guide available online.

Last year I read a couple of these fun culinary mystery books by Kilpack. They are easy reads and something that are good to pick up from time to time.  While they are a 12 book series, you could read each book as a stand alone too.  I read books 1-4 last year.  When I was preparing to go on my little trip at the beginning of the mouth to visit my parents and sister I was on the hunt for a good book. I found myself walking around and browsing the library when I remembered these fun books.  The 5th book takes place in Portland, and since we were going to visit there on my trip I thought that would be a perfect little read for my trip.

This was an easy book.  I love that I can pick up this one (or any of these books) and finish them quickly (but not too quickly).  I’m usually not a huge murder/mystery fan but these are not too graphic so I can enjoy them. They are clean and not entirely predictable.

Fun books.  I didn’t get a chance to try some of the recipes yet, but they all sound delicious.

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