- Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (August 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425169820
- ISBN-13: 978-0425169827
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,727,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Grinning in His Mashed Potatoes Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1999
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This outing finds Miss Honey dining with famous author Twyman Towerie. Unfortunately for him, but not us, Twyman devours his meringued lemon pied dessert before his main meal. Satisfied he grins and proceeds to collapse face first into his mashed potatoes. True to nature, our book rep and amateur sleuth (again delightfully accompanied by her friend and sidekick Janie,) knows not all is what it seems. The escapade begins.
In addition to the return of Janie, childhood chum Steven Hyatt makes another appearance as well as accountant Steven Bondesky, and detective Silas Sampson. We don't see lover Harry Armstead this round but instead we're treated to his furry companion, Bailey.
"Grinning..." is a delightfully light and winsome mystery, easy to devour in page turning day.
Here's to knowing why I love potatoes,
With its straight-forward plot line and its quirky, well-wrought characters, "Grinning in His Mashed Potatoes" brings to life a gentle and charming mystery whose only apparent flaw is that it leaves the reader hungering for a second helping of mashed potatoes.
Honey and Twyman were talking when he took his first bite of lemon pie and keeled down into his mashed potatoes. The police rule his death as natural causes, but Honey thinks otherwise. Her friends encourage Honey to investigate. She quickly learns that each of his ex-wives had reasons to see the author dead, but which one would cause it to happen is more difficult to prove.
Margaret Mosley, an Edgar Award nominee for her last book, has another winner on her hands with GRINNING IN HIS MASHED POTATOES. Honey's second appearance is a serio-comic mystery that will endear the heroine to the audience. The support cast is fantastic, especially Bailey the dog. The one-sitting tale also provides hints on the probable direction the series will take, which hopefully will occur soon.
The Fourth Steven introduced a naive book-agent and turned her into an unwilling amature detective. Now, in Grinning in his Mashed Potatoes, Honey Huckleberry begins to mature, with the help of her pal Janie, and by the end of the book, the pair have us hoping for more of the same. No barrage of red herrings ala traditional mystery here. Just good fun reading, an easy to follow plotline, a great cast and an ending you won't soon forget. Keep it coming!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this on a recommendation from someone who likes a lot of other authors I do (Sparkle Hayter, Joan Hess, Margaret Maron, Janet Evanovich,...). Read morePublished on November 4, 2001 by Amazon Customer
If I could have rated the last few chapters of this book ten stars, I would have. The only complaint I have is that now Honey is getting out more, she is losing some of her... Read morePublished on September 18, 2001
I love mysteries that start off with a murder! This was exciting and interesting from page one. Honey and Janie are such a delightful team. Read morePublished on July 1, 2001 by EJL
Honey Huckleberry, in addition to having one of the most delightful names in cozy mystery land, is someone you'll want to spend time with. Read morePublished on August 24, 1999