Title: Killer Comfort Food
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publication Date: January 5, 2021
Page Count: 245
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
Angie Turner’s Idaho restaurant, the County Seat, is known and loved for its fresh food. For Angie, it’s also meant a fresh start. But when big agriculture comes to town—along with whispers of foul play—Angie could lose more than the farm . . .
A soybean processing plant is trying to buy up the land around the small farm Angie’s beloved Nona left her. If Angie doesn’t sell, she’ll be surrounded by the plant and the congestion that comes with it. On the other hand, it’s Nona’s farmhouse. What is Angie supposed to do without it? Move into a condo in town with Precious, Mabel, and Dom—respectively, a goat, chicken, and dog. Worse, a troubling rumor is circulating about the lawyer who’s heading up the development: His socialite wife seems to be missing. When Barb, owner of the local bar, asks Angie to look into the woman’s disappearance, she’s hesitant—until Barb reveals her surprising connection. Now it’s up to Angie to find the woman, uncover a shady plot, and hang onto her home—before she becomes a criminal’s final course . . .
Killer Comfort Food by Lynn Cahoon is the fifth full length novel in the cozy Farm-to-Fork Mystery series. As with most cozy mystery series each book of the Farm-to-Fork Mystery series can be read as a standalone if choosing to do so as each contains it’s own mystery solved by the end of the book. However, there is always a bit of character building within each read that carries over from book to book for those that follow the series from the beginning.
In this series Angie Turner has moved back to her hometown in rural Idaho after her grandmother’s passing and opened up a new restaurant, the County Seat. Angie’s restaurant has really taken off in the small town offering fresh ingredients straight from the surrounding farms. Angie has also gotten pretty good at solving the murders that keep turning up in the area although she keeps hoping to be done with her crime solving.
This time around Angie is dealing with the fact that a soybean processing plant is trying to move into her small town and buying up all the land surrounding her farm that was left to her from her grandmother. Angie is not ready to give up her land with her animals to think of and her grandmother’s memories all around her. As she tries to figure out what to do Angie is contacted by the owner of the local bar who thinks something is going on with the shady lawyer working for the plant and the coaxes Angie into looking into it.
The Farm-to-Fork Mystery series is another that I have followed from the very beginning and found that it has just the right amount of that quirkiness and humor that I enjoy a great deal. The main character and secondary characters in this one are quite likable and there are plenty of funny moments, a lot of cute critters and plenty of suspects to keep one guessing with the mysteries. As usual I’ll be back for more as long as this series continues.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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