Bones To Pick
by Linda Lovely
on Tour October 16 - December 16, 2017
Living on a farm with four hundred goats and a cantankerous carnivore isn’t among vegan chef Brie Hooker’s list of lifetime ambitions. But she can’t walk away from her Aunt Eva, who needs help operating her dairy.
Once she calls her aunt’s goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm’s pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva’s husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. He doesn’t reckon on Brie’s resolve to prove her aunt’s innocence. Death threats, ruinous pedicures, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won’t stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.
Review: What a fun beginning to a new cozy series!! A vegan chef, a goat cheese farm, a dead body dug up by a pot-bellied pig, and two guys interested in being more than friends---this is the life of Brie Hooker.
Book Details:Genre: Humorous Cozy Mystery
Published by: Henery Press
Publication Date: Oct. 24, 2017
Number of Pages: 266
Series: Brie Hooker Mystery, #1
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There's a lot of humor in this story, along with a very well written murder mystery. A small-minded crooked sheriff and a feud worthy of the Hatfields and McCoys add to the suspense around town.
I enjoyed the backstory of the main characters, and look forward to getting to know them all better.
**I received a copy of this book through the publisher and NetGalley, with no expectation of a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars
Read an excerpt:
Over the past five years, hundreds of mystery/thriller 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 newest series offers good-natured salutes to both her vegan family doctor and her cheese-addicted kin. 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.