Author: Paige Shelton
Genre: Mystery, Detective
Personal rating: 5/5
Yearly count: 20
This book is the first in the Country Cooking School Mystery series, in which Isabelle “Betts” Winston teaches at her grandmother’s cooking school in her hometown Broken Rope, Missouri – famous for its past of outlaws, knife battles, and hangings. When her grandmother becomes the prime suspect in the murder of local theater owner Everett Morningside, Betts tries to clear her name. But that’s not all she has to worry about!
I loved this book! I have to admit that I was surprised that this was a supernatural mystery, with a good old-fashioned cowboy ghost, but that only made it more fun. It’s a typical cozy mystery, set in a small town with plenty of colorful characters. The plot was great, the side stories interesting, and for once the police was neither dumb nor incompetent! All in all a great start to a new series and I for one can’t wait to read the next one. Highly recommended for cozy mystery lovers.