Tuesday, March 2, 2021

NEW REVIEW: Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid


The Devil is in the details . . .

Cletus Byron Winston wishes to marry Jennifer Anne Donner-Sylvester (aka The Banana Cake Queen) poste haste! He's spent the last year wanting nothing more than for the celebrations to be brief, libations flowing, and BYOB (bring your own blueberries). His future mother-in-law has other plans, plans his intended has been willing to indulge, much to Cletus's chagrin. Therefore, so must he. To a point. But truth be told, he wouldn't mind if the meddlesome matriarch disappeared, at least until the nuptials are over.


Marriage and Murder is the second cozy murder in a limited series. So far this series has been focused on Jenn's messed up family and Cletus's desire to protect her from any fall out that may happen because of them. The mystery of who did what, and when, is the primary focus of this novel but truth be told, it's just a vehicle for more Cletus and Jenn and I'll always be 100% down for more Cletus and Jenn. They never get old. Cletus and his code for living are immensely entertaining. The way his family and community accept him and yet are so exasperated by him never fail to crack me up. And his capacity for love and concern for his loved ones under that curmudgeonly exterior just keeps my love affair for him alive and well. Plus, Jenn and her old lady southern mannerisms in her young self just cracks me up. For those who aren't from the south, many of things she says or thinks are really things I've heard older southern women say all of my life--it's just funny hearing it from a younger person. Her absolute adoration of Cletus and her huge heart for all those who cross her path make her the perfect addition to the Winston family. Together these two are incredibly charming and when you throw in cameos from many of our favorite Green Valley couples, it's just real good time. 

If you're a Cletus and Jenn fan, you're going to have so much fun with Marriage and Murder

On the night of Cletus and Jenn's long-awaited engagement party, just when the surly schemer is of a mind to take matters into his own hands, a shocking event upends everyone's best laid plans and sends the small hamlet of Green Valley into complete disarray. The final months leading up to Cletus and Jenn's matrimonial bliss are plagued with chaos and uncertainty. Will Cletus and Jenn finally make it to the altar? Or will murder and meyham detrail their happily-ever-after?

And most importantly, who done it?

'Marriage and Murder' is the second book in the cozy mystery series Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries. It is best read after Winston Brothers #3, 'Beard Science' (which can be read as a standalone) and Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1, 'Engagement and Espionage.'

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