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A Peach of a Murder (Fresh-Baked Mystery Series #1)

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  • Posted June 26, 2009

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    Mouthwatering Goodness!

    A Peach of a Murder kicks off Livia J. Washburn's mouthwatering Fresh-Baked Mystery series. Yummy!



    Let me tell you straight away, you will definitely be on the hunt for a Peach Festival & some heavenly peach-pie piping hot from the oven. Oh, go ahead, toss on a few scoops of ice cream. I'm not Paula Deen so homemade is not necessary for this foodie. Good 'ole Turkey Hill or Blue Bunny does the trick. Crazy good!




    I read A Peach of a Murder w/ my faux Texas accent which is actually quite good... thank you JR Ewing!



    Livia's description about life in Weatherford, Texas is unbelievable. I wanted to go visit the gritty, broiling Texas climate in search of a Peach Festival. Which is a plus whenever I'm reading any book, but especially a cozy! If the author pulls me off the island & plunks me down into their fictional town it is definitely a winner.




    Washburn has an uncommon way w/ words & knows how to create a stirring tale. A Peach of a Murder is a delectable debut. Washburn doesn't toss nonsense into a baking pan & expect it to taste good. It is good because all the ingredients to prepare a well written & interesting story is included in this pungent cozy.




    What I thought was impressive was the way Washburn weaved the mystery, showcased the ladies various degrees of friendship, introduced a man in their enclave & touched on a very delicate matter. A Peach of a Murder isn't your standard whodunit, Washburn seasoned it w/ layers of twist & turns.


    Washburn showcased her writing chops by encompassing different story lines & crocheting it all together in a delightful bow.

    A Peach of a Murder has a terrific cast of characters. Phyllis isn't the only witty character to grace the pages of Washburn's baking debut. I'm not a fan of the Golden Girls... the theme song is torture enough. I just can't get into those biddies, yet I picture Rue McClanahan as Eve. 'Nuff said!

    A Peach of a Murder is a zesty start to an engaging series. Phyllis made me ache for my grandma who passed away when I was 8. For me, 23 years is too long to be w/o a grandma & while reading this baked delight she wasn't too far away.

    So, what 'cha waiting for? The Peach Festival to pass ya by? Grab a copy of A Peach of a Murder. After all, Weatherford is the Peach Capital of Texas.

    I also love the cover. I just wanted to jump in & voilà end up picking peaches @ Newt Bishop's Orchard.


    Psst... I'm a cover tart!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2010

    Love this series!

    I started reading this series by reading the most current book. I was so taken I purchased the earlier books in the series. I think the characters are well developed, and I like the way that their story lines are developing as well. I will continue to purchase books in this series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Good Murder Mystery

    I enjoy reading this series by Livia Washburn. I like the character that solves the murder being a retired school teacher. It is a great mystery series and I had a hard time putting the book down once I started.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    I have read four of the books in this series, and I find them ve

    I have read four of the books in this series, and I find them very entertaining. I like how the author writes her stories, especially her characters. I find myself wanting to know what they will get themselves into next. The recipes at the back of the stories sound yummy, and I'm planning to try some of them soon.

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