Series: Culinary Mystery Book 2
Back cover tagline: "High Crimes at High Tea"
Authoress: Josi S. Kilpack
Length: 346 (Paperback) Publisher: Deseret Book
Available Formats: Paperback, Kindle
Goodreads: English Trifle
Genre: Mystery, Female Sleuth, Cozy Mystery
My summary: Just as Sadie and her daughter Breanna are ending their vacation in England, they stumble across a dead body. Now they are trapped in a manor with a killer, a mystery, and zillion suspects.
My say: Sadie is one funny, scrappy, fearless character. I really enjoyed this cozy mystery with a Clueish feel. I mean really, who can resist an English manor with secret doors?
My whodunit verdict: I was stumped right up to the very end.
My recommendation: A must read for mystery fans who enjoy female sleuths.
My star rating: 4 out of 5 stars; Despite being a little slow at times, I really liked this story and would love to own a hardcover for my home collection.
My favorite parts:
- English Trifle is a clean mystery. See My kiddie-o-meter below for details.
- There are TONS of yummy English inspired recipes I can not wait to try.
- English Trifle, features a fiercely strong mother and adopted daughter relationship. So often in literature and film adopted children are trouble. It was awesome to see a beautiful, healthy, relationship between Sadie and Breanna. Bravo!
My kiddie-o-meter: Despite the fact that this is a murder mystery, this story contains no gore, bloody details, cursing, or sex.
My notes: Visit Josi's website to sample English Trifle and Teresa's Reading Corner for another great review of English Trifle.
My contest: Interested in winning my signed gently used copy of English Trifle? If you are a resident of the US or Canada, comment with your email address below. A winner will be announced June 24th.
My final say: Josi has made a fan out of me. I can not wait to try Lemon Tart and Devil's Food Cake.
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English Trifle is my 7th entry in my Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge 2010 hosted by Book Chick City.