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Apple Pie and Arsenic (Maple Lane Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 1520 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Cheryl Phipps (May 24, 2018)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07D99GXF6
- Publication Date : May 24, 2018
- Print Length : 280 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #68,303 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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From her position with a friend's family patisserie in NYC, Maddie makes a mad dash to her hometown to help her Gran with the work of selling up and deciding to move. When she and her Maine Coon cat get there, prepared to stay more than the time she's allotted if needed, Gran nudges her in the direction of sharing expenses, opening her own bakery, and creating a two bedroom apartment above the shop. The location is perfect, but the building is a mess and requires professional help to make it what they need. Meanwhile, Maddie connects with all of her old friends and discovers that her high school boyfriend is now the Sheriff stationed in their small town. Everything looks rosy until one of her friends is murdered and the cause of death is arsenic. That's when Maddie discovers her inner sleuth!
An excellent read!
This is a strong cozy mystery. New series have a mountain to climb, that being of establishing the main characters, locations, and story lines. This may seem like it is a simple couple of paragraphs, however, truth is the success of this formatting may well be the reason a reader decides to return or not to a series.
In this book, we learned of Maddie's friendships, her passions (baking) and see the re-blossoming of possible romances, all while searching for a killer of another friend. I see the beginnings of a solid series and will read the second book to see if the characters get fleshed out more.
As some have mentioned, the murder occurs about 30% in, which is a long wait, however as the prose is very readable and the characters so charming, by the time the crime was committed, I was genuinely hooked to find out the identity of the killer.
My only complaint is a few more suspects would have made the mystery more complex and engaging, but overall this was a good start to a promising series.
Oregon with her fur baby, Big Red who is a
Maine Coon Cat. She has come home to help
her Grandmother sell her home. But Gran has
other plans. Step one in Gran’s plan was to
pose an excuse to bring Maddie home.
Gran talks Maddie into buying a bakery and
living above the bakery plus staying in Maples
Falls with Gran.
On the day of the Spring Festival bake contest,
Maddie wins the pie contest. Maddie and her
friends are going for a drink afterwards but
when Maddie gets to her vehicle she discovers
the dead body of the mayor behind her Jeep.
Who would want to kill the mayor?
The reader will love the small town people and
their ways. All the characters have distinct
personalities and make for an intriguing
adventure. There is suspense, drama, deceit,
humor and a hint of a budding romance.
An enjoyable read!!
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Pacing: It takes a long time for the body to drop. They spend significant time on opening the bakery, which would be fine if I started this book for slice of life or something, but I expected corpses with my cake.
The villain: One of the side chracters who is treated as evil the second they enter the stage, is an accomplice to the villain and it won’t surprise you one bit. The villain itself… I can’t say I remembered their name being used before the reveal.
Incompetent police: Taking four civilians to an interrogation os they can shout at a suspect strikes me as a new height of incompetence, and it’s not the only time the police let the citizens Maple Falls down.
Characters/Tension: Some of the tension is based on kindergarten-level conflict I would not expect to see in people in their 20s or older. Maddies shows a vexing immaturity on more than one occasion which made it hard to root for the character.