Thursday, June 8, 2017

Treble at the Jam Fest - Blog Tour Cozy Mystery Review + Giveaway

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series Midnight Ink (June 8, 2017) 
Paperback: 288 pages ISBN-13: 978-0738752402 E-Book ASIN: B01M1FC4OK
Erin Murphy, manager of Murphy’s Mercantile (aka the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc’s shelves stocked with Montana’s tastiest local fare and hosting the festival’s kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full.
Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin is found dead on the rocks above the Jewel River. The one-time international sensation had fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. Was his death an accident—or did someone even the score?
Despite the warning signs to not get involved, Erin investigates. And when the killer attacks, she orchestrates her efforts into one last crescendo, hoping to avoid a deadly finale.

My Thoughts:  

I have been wanting to read one of Leslie Budewitz's books since her first Spice Shop Mystery came out which led me to discover that she also had a Food Lover's Village series.  How was I supposed to resist either of those?  She might as well have put my name on the cover and said "This is for you".  I had high expectations going into Treble at the Jam Fest and this mystery more than lived up to them! I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this entertaining mystery.  I would love to go shop at the Merc and visit Jewel Cove and I really enjoyed getting to know Erin, Adam, her family, and all the rest of the residents. The balance of regular life to mystery solving was fantastic.  It always annoys me when the main character doesn't actually every show up at her day job but at the same time I don't want to be bogged down in chapters about inventory control.  Here we get touches of Erin's regular life (which is pretty busy even before she has murder solving on her To Do list) mixed in with a healthy dose of mystery solving.  The mystery was very entertaining and very well done.  Erin is super curious but never strays into TSTL territory or purposely hides important information from the police.  I stayed up more than a little past my bedtime because I just had to finish the book and find out whodunit!  My only problem is that all the food talk made me hungry!  If you haven't read any books in this series I don't think you'd have any problem jumping in right here.  As for me, I'm going to go find my copy of the first Spice Shop mystery and dive in!  Rating: Very Good

About The Author Leslie Budewitz is the author of the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries and the Spice Shop Mysteries—and the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their cat Ruff, a cover model and avid bird-watcher. Connect with her on her website,, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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  1. I read that as trouble then went back to read the actual title!

  2. Food and mystery, it does sound like a perfect mix for you!

  3. Sounds like a got a nice balance between mystery and the characters other life. And how cute is that cover!

  4. That sounds pretty dang good. I like that some of her regular life was included.

  5. I've been wanting to read this series. I'm glad to hear you can read this one without having read the first one.

  6. Oh, gosh, so glad you enjoyed the book! It's been great fun for me to take readers back to Jewel Bay for a visit. Let the music play!

  7. I can't wait for this installment in the Food Lover's Series! I share these with my grandma. It's so fun to read the same thing and be able to talk about it.

  8. I love her spice shop mysteries so I really want to start this series too! :)

  9. Great series. Can't wait to read "Treble at the Jam Fest".

  10. Great series. Can't wait to read "Treble at the Jam Fest".

  11. This sounds really good. I love any book that makes you want to stay up late reading. Great review!

  12. On my TBR. Thank-you for writing it.

  13. I wouldn't mind giving her a try.

  14. I love the title of this one! I am glad you liked it, Katherine. I am always on the look out for a new cozy mystery series to try (even if I don't need to take on new series).

  15. Great review, I am really looking forward to it. I know what you mean about the hetoine's day job. I like a good mix without being bogged down with the day to day workings of it.