Modern Miss Marple: A Magnet for Murder? by Jane Seeley, feature reporter, The Denver Post
Local "celebrity" Sadie Hoffmiller had been involved in a number of unfortunate situations that have taken her to crimes from London, England to Miami, Florida and even in her own backyard of Garrison, Colorado. But is she truly and unwitting bystander in all these investigations? Is she, perhaps, even the cause...?
I agree with Seeley, as the story unfolds, the reader wonders if Sadie is the cause of the murder, the murderer, or just an innocent bystander. It is worth reading to find out.
I love Kilpack's writing style and prose. It is easy reading, the story is good and Sadie is not your typical heroine. She is in her early 50s, rounder than most women and has two semi-grown adopted children; they're in college/working. On top of that, her boyfriend is a police detective.
Blackberry Crumble is a culinary mystery that is the third in the series, but the first one I read. It was fast moving and enjoyable. You can read this book without reading books one and two of the series. I strongly recommend this book if you love great adventure, a cozy murder and a sweet romance. You could also start from the beginning if you love books that are done in a series.
Kilpack's website is: www.josiskilpack.com
Enjoy the adventure!