Thursday, August 2, 2018

S'MORE MURDERS



S'more Murders (A Five-Ingredient Mystery) by Maya Corrigan

About the Book



S'more Murders (A Five-Ingredient Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 5th in Series
Kensington (July 31, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496709196
Digital ASIN: B0776HN51M

Managing a fitness club cafĂ© and collaborating on a cookbook with her grandfather are Val Deniston’s usual specialties, but she’s about to set sail into nearby Chesapeake Bay—straight into a murder case . . .
Since catering themed events is a good way to make extra cash, Val agrees to board the Titanic—or at least cater a re-creation of the doomed journey on a yacht. The owner of the yacht, who collects memorabilia related to the disaster, wants Val to serve the last meal the Titanic passengers ate . . . while his guests play a murder-mystery game. But it is the final feast for one passenger who disappears from the ship. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Now Val has to reel in a killer before s’more murders go down . . .
Includes delicious five-ingredient recipes!


Grab something to munch on and your white board before you begin this tangled tale.
Was the Titanic cursed? Does that curse carry over a hundred plus years later?
Is Val a murder magnet or does she just have really bad luck?

Val thinks the opportunity to cater a several course meal on a luxury yacht is exciting, until she discovers all the details. The guest list is puzzling, the addition of s'mores unusual for such a sophisticated gathering, and oh how tangled the clues will become as she and her "staff" try to recall the comings and goings of the guests.
Naturally, when a murder occurs, the spouse, who it appears has the most to gain, is a prime suspect. Sadly, a young man is caught in the crosshairs of this investigation, putting his future at risk. Motives run from chickens to racism to financial gain and revenge. See why I said to keep that white board close?

Friendship and family all add depth to the storyline. Will the real murderer be discovered? Could the authorities discover the truth without Val's assistance?
I enjoyed finding out.

About the Author

Maya Corrigan blends her love of food and detective stories in her Five-Ingredient Mystery series set in a fictional historic town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The first book in the series, By Cook or by Crook, was published in 2014. It was followed by Scam Chowder in 2015, Final Fondue in 2016, and The Tell-Tale Tarte in 2017.
Before taking up a life of crime (on the page), she taught university courses in writing, detective fiction, American literature, and drama. She won the 2013 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Unpublished Mainstream Mystery / Suspense. Her short stories, written under the name of Mary Ann Corrigan, have been published in anthologies. When not reading and writing, she enjoys theater, tennis, trivia, cooking, and crosswords. Her website features trivia about food and mysteries.
  Author Links
  WebPage: mayacorrigan.com
  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maya-CorriganBooks/305167769636032

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Laura,
    Thank you so much for reviewing the book on your blog. I read your review on Amazon yesterday and was struck by how well you captured the plot without giving away any twists. I appreciate your taking the time to read and review the book.
    ~Maya

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  2. Thank you for your review on "S'more Murders" by Maya Corrigan and for being part of the book tour.

    I'd love the opportunity to read this cozy mystery. Love anything connected to the Titanic.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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