In Punkin Strudel Mayhem, Jolie and Ava are best friends and business partners in a restaurant. The two are so close, they are both pregnant. Jolie with twins.
Something happens on a chill October day and Jolie is launched into the Betwixt & In-between World. The nightmarish World is full of witches, mummies, a Snake Lady, and a vampire. It also has Jolie’s deceased friends, enemies, and relatives. How did Jolie get here? More importantly, how can she get out?
This entry in the series is a clear departure from the usually humorous cozy mystery format of the series. It reminds me of Disney’s Haunted House. The story is not truly frightening but more gently scary. However, it did get me in the Halloween mood though I missed the usual mystery to be solved. 3 stars!
Thanks to Great Escapes Book Tours and the author for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
About Punkin Strudel Mayhem
Punkin Strudel Mayhem (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
7.5 in Series
Publisher : MYS ED LLC; 1st edition (October 29, 2021)
Approximately 150 Pages
ASIN : B08MBGVFQS
It is a Spooktacular time for Jolie and Ava as they have their hands’ full catering Leavensport’s annual Halloween Pumpkin Bash. When Ava convinces Jolie to get their fortunes told by a visiting psychic, they receive an ominous prediction.
“Masks–literal and figurative, chaos, deceit, betrayal, death. The cards have spoken.”
Madame Esme Emerald’s fortunes are looking more like premonitions of doom. It seems that someone in Leavensport received a reading that did not sit well because Madame Emerald is found dead, and it looks like her crystal ball is the murder weapon—or is something more supernatural going on?
Bounty-Full Investigative Services is on the case, or is it more of a paranormal manifestation? This could be a first for the girls as they take on the underworld’s spirits.
Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!
About Jodi Rath
Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her 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 nine cats.
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