Friday, November 8, 2019

Book Feature, #Review, & #Giveaway ~ Apple Cider Slaying (A Cider Shop Mystery Book 1) by Julie Anne Lindsey ~ #CozyMystery ~ @JulieALindsey

Apple Cider Slaying (A Cider Shop Mystery) by Julie Anne Lindsey

About Apple Cider Slaying:


Apple Cider Slaying 
A Cider Shop Mystery
Cozy Mystery 
1st in Series
October 29, 2019
 Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages 
ISBN-10: 1496723473 
ISBN-13: 978-1496723475 

About the Book:
Apples are at the core of the family business run by Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe. But this year’s crop is unseasonably ripe with murder . . .
Blossom Valley, West Virginia, is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny’s beloved twenty-five-acre farm and family business. But any way you slice it, it’s struggling. That’s why they’re trying to drum up business with the “First Annual Christmas at the Orchard,” a good old-fashioned holiday festival with enough delicious draw to satisfy apple-picking locals and cider-loving tourists alike—until the whole endeavor takes a sour turn when the body of Nadine Cooper, Granny’s long-time, grudge-holding nemesis, is found lodged in the apple press. Now, with Granny the number one suspect, Winnie is hard-pressed to prove her innocence before the real killer delivers another murder . .
Includes Recipes!

My Thoughts:

Apple Cider Slaying is a wonderful first book in the Cider Shop Mysteries.  The mystery was solid, exciting, and kept me on my toes. I enjoyed the small town setting with the main character living with her granny on an apple orchard. Winnie is a fantastic, down-to-earth heroine who wants nothing more than to clear her granny's name of an unfortunate death on her property and expand the orchard to include a cider shop.

Besides the murder, Winnie finds herself going head-to-head with the local sheriff, the local loan officer, a maniac, and the ill-timed arrival of her ex-boyfriend.  The author packed a lot into this first book but it was done well. I didn't feel like there was too much crammed in the book. We were provided excellent imagery, character development, and various plot lines.

The author's writing style is fluid and I found myself engaged in the story from the very beginning. The book is written well and so easy to read. I really enjoyed Apple Cider Slaying and can't wait for the next book.

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About Julie Anne Lindsey:

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. When she's not creating new worlds and organizing the epic adventures of fictional characters, Julie can be found carpooling her three kids around Northeastern Ohio and plotting with her shamelessly enabling friends. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

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