If you love Southern charm blended with a good murder mystery, then you’re in for a treat when you read REST IN PEACH by Susan Furlong.
This charming story is the second installment in Furlong’s Georgia Peach Mystery Series, but can be read as a standalone.
A cotillion is a huge deal to a young Southern lady, but to Nola Mae Harper it means clearing her best friend, Ginny, as a prime murder suspect. Vivien Crenshaw, mother of the town’s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, has been stabbed to death and she and Ginny had fought over a cotillion dress. The dispute had been about a one-of-a-kind dress each had claimed for her daughter.
Juggling the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of her own shop, Peachy Keen, Nola is determined to find the real killer. She’ll have to pick through a huge crop of suspects before getting to the core motive and the vicious killer.
Furlong’s down-home, small town, friendly atmosphere quickly draws you in. The many twists and turns will hold you captive as you work your way through the suspense. The story flows smoothly like a conversation among friends.
The characters are realistic, well-developed with a touch of quirkiness making them likable. Furlong blends humor, charm, loyalty, mystery and mayhem with a touch of romance for a well-balanced story.
Each chapter begins with a debutante rule and several delicious peach inspired recipes are included at the end. In addition, readers get a special preview of the next Georgia Peach Mystery, WAR AND PEACH, coming soon.
REST IN PEACH is a delightful cozy mystery just right for hours of entertainment with a Southern flare to make you smile.
Rest in Peach by Susan Furlong, A Georgia Peach Mystery (Book #2), Berkley Prime Crime, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425278567, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Hopefully I’ve enticed you to check out this delightful book. Are you familiar with cotillions? Do you like peaches, if so what’s your favorite way to enjoy them – in a cobbler, ice cream, fresh from the tree, etc.?
** Just had to add one debutante rule to give you an idea of the fun:
Debutante Rule #027: Debutantes may not know what they’re doing all the time. But rest assured, if you’re from a small town, someone else does.