Marygene is more southern than beignets. But she is also willing to gracefully cater her ex-boyfriend’s wedding to save her family’s beloved Peach’s Diner. Marygene and her best friend, Betsy, run into all kinds of trouble when the bride, Lucy, turns up dead for real in the murder mystery game at the reception. And then, the body promptly disappears. Even Marygene’s dead mother’s spirit doesn’t know where Lucy is now. That is just the beginning of the twists and turns this foodie cozy mystery will take until the surprising conclusion!
I love the spunky southern characters and small-town vibe of Southern Sass and a Battered Bride. The various mysteries were great too. The humor and the recipes added to my delight. I believe this book is my favorite of the series, but I can only rate it the same as the last book, 5 stars!
Thanks to Kensington Books, Great Escapes Book Tours, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About Southern Sass and a Battered Bride
Southern Sass and a Battered Bride (A Marygene Brown Mystery)
3rd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (April 27, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Digital ASIN : B08F2WNNPQ
At a murder mystery–themed wedding reception on Georgia’s picturesque Peach Cove Island, the bride is doing an awfully good job playing dead . . .
Marygene Brown always figured she’d marry her childhood sweetheart, Alex Myers, not cater his wedding. But the Peach Diner could use the exposure. Most of the island is showing up—although more for the role-playing murder game at the reception than for the widely loathed bridezilla, Lucy Carmichael. Marygene may have to smile through the festivities, but Mama doesn’t have to hold her peace—especially since only Marygene can hear her mother’s ghost. Mama says she sees an aura of darkness around the wedding.
So when Marygene finds Lucy lying beside the wedding cake, buried in batter, with no pulse, it looks like Mama called it. This is no game. And when the bride’s body simply vanishes, it’s up to Marygene and her best friend Betsy (cousin to the groom and no fan of the bride) to solve a real-life mystery—with a little help from Mama’s sassy spirit . . .
Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitchen!
About Kate Young
Kate Young writes Southern mystery novels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. Kate lives in a small town in Georgia with her husband, three kids, and Shih Tzu. When she is not writing her own books, she’s reading or cooking.
Author Links –
Website – https://www.kateyoungbooks.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKateYoung/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/KAYoungBooks
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