My Monday Minis Reviews #66 ~ Murder On Pea Pike

Posted: September 11, 2017 in Mystery, New Release, reviews
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Welcome to my Monday Minis Reviews where I share shorter reviews of books I’ve read. Except I had such fun with this one that the review isn’t that short. LOL
 

Murder On Pea Pike

A Listed And Lethal Mystery #1

by Jean Harrington

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Genre: Mystery

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My Review

What a fun book. I like the lighter mysteries. You can say I’m addicted to them. They are the perfect fun stories when I need something lighter than the horror I usually read.

Murder On Pea Pike was a happy surprise.  As were some of the characters I met. Hands down, my favorite was Honey. After breaking up with her boyfriend she lands on her feet, getting a job with a big time realtors office. Too bad she runs into a snag. A big one. She finds not one but two dead bodies, and a cache of diamonds. This puts her on the list of suspects. Good thing the sheriff has a crush on her and she’s free to do some sleuthing. Otherwise, there’s a cell with her name on it, or worse.

Honey just stole my heart. She’s smart, plucky, and it was pure fun to walk in her shoes. As I mentioned, the sheriff has a crush on her, but she has a crush on her sexy boss. All through the book I wanted her to choose the guy I thought she should be with it. Not able to tell you how that turned out without spoiling things. It sure heightened my anticipation as I turned each page.

The mystery isn’t an easy one to solve. I had a couple of those ‘I see’ moments once the bad guy was revealed. The author did a great job of seeding clues throughout the book and disguising them so well you skim right past them with nary a clue yourself.

Loads of fun, strong writing that just flows right along and one of the most satisfying and surprising endings I’ve read in quite a while.

  5  Stars

Thanks so much to Camel Press and Jean Harrington for a complimentary copy of this book. My review is voluntarily given.

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Synopsis

Fresh off her ex-boyfriend’s Harley and determined to remake herself, Honey Ingersoll snags a job with handsome Sam Ridley, Eureka Falls’ biggest realtor. She’s thrilled, but her troubles are far from over.
During the sale of an abandoned farmhouse, she stumbles over the body of a young woman with big hair, silver stilettos and a bullet hole in her chest. A few days later, she discovers uncut diamonds on neighboring farmland. The owner turns up dead soon after—and once again Honey finds the body.
Sheriff Matt Rameros, who’s sweet on Honey, believes the two incidents are unrelated. Honey, now a person of interest in the murders, thinks otherwise. Why else would Sam Ridley, a big Fayetteville financial concern, and a U.S. senator all have an interest in these hardscrabble properties? Honey has to find out, or she may have fled a double-wide only to end up in a jail cell. Or worse.
Book 1 in the Listed and Lethal series.

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Comments
  1. Love that title. Made me chuckle. This sounds great.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Me too. LOL This is the second mystery from Camel Press that wowed me and caught me by surprise. Wonderful writing and lots of fun. Honey is a hoot!

  2. Sounds great but I am not a fan of that cover. I don’t like the red person, I am taking a photoshop class and it just looks like bad photoshoping…lol.I am probably going to start being really picky now that I am learning. :)

  3. This sounds really good, and I am happy you shared it because I would not have looked twice at the cover. Horrible of me I know, but you have me wanting to read it.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. I would have skipped past it. But so glad I had the chance to read it. That saying applies here, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover!”

  4. Yeah not the greatest cover but I’m used to seeing self published apocalypse looking the same so it doesn’t greatly bother me. Sounds like you had fun with this one!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I have come across some really great reads this year with not so great covers. Makes me try those samples now! LOL

  5. Katherine P says:

    I love a good light mystery too and this looks so fun! I love the sound of Honey and I’m adding this one to my TBR.

  6. Drangonfly says:

    the thing about light mysteries is hat they are very character driven as much as plot driven which I love! It seems this one is not the exception. Glad you enjoyed it so much

    • fuonlyknew says:

      That’s exactly why I love them too. I’m very into character driven stories, and movies too. I’m so glad I tried this author!