More Details The Cast Iron Skillet Mysteries 1. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Pineapple Upside Down Murder , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Pineapple Upside Down Murder. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. What she learns could bring her very short-lived dream as co-owner of the Cast Iron Creations Restaurant to an end.
A dead body, stolen recipes, and family secrets highlight this delightful cozy novella. Jolie Tucker and her best friend Ava own Cast Iron Creations that features old family recipes made in cast iron skillets. Something her grandma Opal always wanted to do but was never able to do so.
Jolie handles the kitchen because she is a real introvert and readers get a little bit of the backstory as to why. Joining Jolie is this story is a big cast. We also have Detective Meiser, the investigator in charge of the case. At first, I felt like I needed a scorecard to keep everyone straight. It also felt like too many characters for a story of this length.
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But the author did a good job of making each unique and soon I had a handle on all the players. This mystery was really twisted up. I did want to reach into the pages and slap the detective a few times. The killer reveal was a surprise for me and a nice twist. Dec 17, Yvonne rated it really liked it.
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However, her grandmother has bigger problems when her best friend Ellie is found dead and Opal is arrested for the murder. Jolie is beside herself as she tries to find out who could have done something so horrible. What a delightful cozy mystery! They already feel like close friends. I was able to read it in a few short hours.
I enjoyed trying to put the puzzle together with Jolie. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. View 1 comment. Dec 14, Doward Wilson rated it it was amazing. A great start to a new series. View 2 comments. Aug 12, Wulfwyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: cozy-mystery , facebook-book-club , favorites , owned , series , shadow-lounge-readathon-current , seasonsofreading-past. I came across this series when I answered a question in a Facebook group on cooking with a cast iron skillet.
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I love my cast iron skillet. I make all kinds of things in it. It is older than I am. A cozy mystery that includes cast iron skillet recipe?
Yes, please. I bought the book to check it out and thoroughly enjoy myself! I really like the family and friends in this small town. Are they related or separate? I did not guess the ending at all.
The ending is complete but there is something that happened to Jolie that I absolutely must have the next book to see how it goes. So maybe the ending is complete but not. You know I have to get that book just for the title alone. My dad is going to crack up! Dec 18, Jessica Robbins rated it really liked it Shelves: craving-for-cozies-challenge , blog-tour , own-kindle. Great start to this adorable cozy mystery series. Julie is co-owner of a little restaurant that cooks with cast iron skillet only using time tested family recipes.
Things are going smooth until one morning with recipes turn up stolen and grannys best friend is dead in the alley out back. When Granny becomes the main suspect she starts asking questions which leads one doozy of an ending. Perfect for fans of culinary cozies. Nov 02, Rosie Walton rated it it was amazing.
The book will capture your attention immediately, with the setting being a small town in Ohio. The author does a good job pulling you into the town and introducing you to the characters while setting the scene for Book 2. I am looking forward to reading this series. Nov 10, Dawn Hosmer rated it really liked it. I also can't wait to try the recipe that was at the end of the book. Warning: Don't read this book while you're hungry because all of the descriptions of delicious food will make your mouth water.
Nov 08, Mary Ware rated it it was amazing. Everything about Pineapple Upside Down Murder is a delight - from the title and cover art to the loveable but eccentric characters to the quaint small-town setting to the suspenseful twists and turns - all of it! This cozy mystery quickly draws you into the dynamics of Jolie and Ava's charming community; after a couple of chapters, you will feel like a neighbor yourself.
You will be making plans to stop by Jolie's restaurant for some gossip and a piece of pineapple upside down cake until you Everything about Pineapple Upside Down Murder is a delight - from the title and cover art to the loveable but eccentric characters to the quaint small-town setting to the suspenseful twists and turns - all of it!
You will be making plans to stop by Jolie's restaurant for some gossip and a piece of pineapple upside down cake until you remember that you are just you, snuggled up with a good book, a warm blanket, and a soothing cup of tea on your own couch at home.
The idea of basing this mystery series on cast iron skillet creations is clever and fresh, and I can't wait for the next book about Jolie's adventures to be released. Rath does an excellent job of maintaining suspense while also exploring the joys and challenges of our most important relationships, those with our friends, our family, our neighbors, and, of course, our cats. This is a fun read!
Oct 29, Rebecca Grubb rated it it was amazing. The characters are quirky and cool, the town is small and artsy. It reminds me of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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I want Jolie and Ava to be my besties. Fortunately for all of us, this is only Book 1 in the series. Which means there are more coming along! The main character is a sensitive fighter who doesn't give up, and does things for herself.
Great female role model! This book is the perfect blend of mysterious, funny, and a little scary, "Pineapple Upside Down Murder" is the perfect cozy mystery. This book is the perfect blend of mysterious, funny, and a little scary, coming together as the perfect pleasure read. The twist at the end caught me by surprise. Waiting for the next one!
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