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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Maple Mayhem by Jessie Crockett My Review
Maple Mayhem A Sugar Grove Mystery by Jessie Crockett is a
good cozy mystery set in Sugar Grove where Maple Syrup is what most people
harvest. Dani and her family have been in the maple sugar business for
generations and Dani is taking it one step further by trying to start a coop
between all the growers to make it more economical for all of them. When someone
starts sabotaging those who are joining the coop and then one of the biggest
and loudest protesters of the coop is found dead Dani has to find out who is
causing all the damage and who killed Frank before someone else is hurt and the
coop falls apart.
Dani is a petite, spunky woman who loves her family and the
maple syrup business. She reminds me of a woman I know who never backs down
from a good battle and is a smart hard worker. Dani knows what she wants and
works to get it even when obstacles, like someone vandalizing the coop members
and even murder, are in her way. I love the close knit family and the small
community setting too. It is written in a way that you almost can picture
yourself right there in the town.
The book was good just a little slow at first. Wish that it
had gotten to the murder sooner but once it did it picked up. The ending was
somewhat of a surprise and the murderer was not who I thought it would be. If
you like a good cozy with some twists in the plot then you might want to read
this one. Has some good recipes too.
This is the second book in this series but it can be read
easily without ever reading the first book without feeling lost.
If you want more info about the author and her
books check out her website at