Turkey Basted to Death

Turkey Basted to Death

Turkey Basted to Death (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
by Jodi Rath

My Review

Small town Leavensport Ohio is having a town Thanksgiving party. At the last minute, chef Jolie is asked by the mayor to add a group of disadvantaged city teens to the party. She complies after meeting the teen’s advocate, Pria, a former homeless teen herself. Even before the food is served, Pria winds up dead, killed by a stainless-steel turkey baster in the ear. Jolie and her restaurant partner Ava, the owners of the baster, decide to find the murderer. After all, no one deserves to be Turkey Basted to Death.

I appreciate the author’s use of modern issues within the book to update the traditional cozy format. Jolie has a therapist and is working on trust issues created by her family life at a young age. Two characters are in various stages of transitioning to females. There is a FF couple and Jolie herself flirts with the idea of becoming bisexual.

However, Turkey Basted to Death also has an intriguing mystery and a more typical cozy romance for Jolie. Jolie is torn between the town’s two detectives—bad boy Meiser and good guy Keith. As thought by Jolie, “my stupid hoo-hah needs to get itself under control—as well as my heart.” It appears she may be going for the bad one.

This book is the third entry in the Cast Iron Skillet Mysteries series. However, it can easily be read as a standalone. Its short length makes it a good choice to read in one sitting. Even though it is a novella, it packs in plenty of plot and fully-realized characters. 4 stars!

Thanks to the author and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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About Turkey Basted to Death

Turkey Basted to Death (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
2.5 in the Series – A Holiday Book
MYS ED LLC (November 15, 2019)
Number of Pages 133 pages

Thanksgiving is here, and Jolie Tucker has had quite the year! She is ready to sit back and relax with family and friends. But this is Leavensport, OH—so get ready for intense therapy sessions, dysfunctional family holiday gatherings, uninvited guests, and an inner-city teen advocate found DEAD—stabbed in the ear with the turkey baster!

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

About the Author

Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.

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  1. Thanks so much for your review. I LAUGHED OUT LOUD when I read this line, “After all, no one deserves to be Turkey Basted to Death.” I mean for a long time. It tickled my funny bone! Happy Holidays!

  2. Thanks, Dianne! If you are not opposed to newsletters, then I do a monthly newsletter where I do about seven or eight giveaways a year! You could win a book from the series:) Happy Holidays!

  3. Thanks so much! I really appreciate you taking time to read it:) I hope your holiday was wonderful!

  4. Turkey Basted To Death sounds like a very fun read.

  5. Author

    I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too. Good luck!

  6. I would really like to read “Turkey Basted To Death” because it sounds like a fun holiday read.

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