Have a Deadly New Year

Have a Deadly New Year

by Lynn Cahoon

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Overview

Chef Angie Turner of The County Seat—Idaho’s finest farm-to-table restaurant—is preparing a private dinner in the mountains during ski season, but the trip’s about to go downhill . . .
 
It’s a rockin’ New Year for Angie and her crew as they cater a bash for a famous band—and as a bonus, they’ll get to stay at the singer’s Sun Valley house for a whole week once the party’s over. But there are hints of discord, and the event hits a sour note when one of the musicians is found with a drumstick in his chest.
 
Is this a case of creative differences turned lethal or is there another motive at play? Angie’s jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire as she and her fellow foodies try to solve the case before the killer comes out for an encore . . .
 
Praise for Lynn Cahoon's Tourist Trap Mysteries
 
“Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.”
—Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries
 
“Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516110261
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Series: A Farm-to-Fork Mystery
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 102
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lynn Cahoon is the award-winning author of several New York Times and USA Today bestselling cozy mystery series. The Tourist Trap series is set in central coastal California with six holiday novellas releasing in 2018–2019. She also pens the Cat Latimer series available in mass market paperback. Her newest series, the Farm to Fork mystery series, debuted in 2018. She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at www.lynncahoon.com.

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Have a Deadly New Year 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
4GranJan 9 hours ago
Cozy Mystery – Lite Version This is a very short, novella-length cozy mystery. I found it to be a very lite version of a cozy mystery. Most of the book is spent setting up the scene. Then the crime, the angst, and boom here's the culprit. I really doubt that this book would be worth buying unless you love the series. At only 85 pages, it is very, very short. I usually love this author's work, but not this time. However, you may love it! I received this ARC book for free from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
Mama_Cat 2 days ago
What a deliciously intriguing mystery, released just in time for New Year’s Eve! It can be enjoyed any time of year, as the snow will sound quite refreshing in the middle of summer. It is great to catch up with the well-defined characters; I learn more about them in every book. The mystery is hard to solve; whodunit was certainly a surprise to me! There’s nothing like being snowed in with a killer to make one’s business retreat worse than waiting on a whole restaurant full of crabby customers! Angie and Felicia are partners in their farm-to-table restaurant, the County Seat in River Vista, Idaho. An old boarding school friend of Felicia’s was the lead singer in the famous rock-n-roll band, Postal Mutiny. He owns a “cabin” in Sun Valley where he hired them, and three of their kitchen staff, to cater a special dinner. Once the dinner is complete, they can stay at the cabin for a week. They will have a retreat that includes planning the winter dishes and menus as well as monthly themes for the next year. It sounds like a great idea, especially when they see the huge cabin and amenities at their disposal. Postal Mutiny, including stars Cliff and Dane, is getting back together for a new tour and album. The dinner celebrates signing the final documents, which will occur the following day in Los Angeles. Midway through dinner, however, the band started fighting, just like in the old days. When the ladies checked the dining room, only Suzie, personal assistant to the band manager, is still sitting there. Once the fight began, everyone left. All but the band and its manager left before the predicted snow storm gets worse. The rest plan to fly out the next day. The next morning, however, Felicity and sous chef Estebe are in the kitchen early. When Felicity checks the dining room to see how much mess awaits them, she finds Dane with a drum stick sticking out of his chest and blood everywhere. He is still alive, and the police and EMT’s on the way when she awakens Angie, Matt, and Hope. She wants them all to gather together, as the killer must be somewhere in the cabin – and it isn’t one of their group. While the local sheriff was there, he was called away for a search party for a child, knowing he might not be able to return for a day or two with the impending storm. Alone, snowed in with a killer. Wow. Not how I would want to celebrate New Year’s or any other day! It isn’t bad enough to be snowed in with a band whose members can’t make sandwiches for themselves, much less run a washer or dryer. This tale captured my attention from the start and held it throughout. I was not able to figure out whodunit, the best kind of mystery! I highly recommend it to fans of this series and those who enjoy well-written cozy mysteries that can be read in an afternoon or evening. From a thankful heart: I received a complimentary copy of this from Goodreads First Reads; a review was not required.
KrisAnderson_TAR 3 days ago
Have a Deadly New Year by Lynn Cahoon is the fourth A Farm-to-Fork Mystery. Angie Turners, chef and co-owner of County Seat, along with Felicia Williams and the rest of their staff are at Cliff Henry’s house in Sun Valley. Cliff is the lead singer of the newly reunited band, Postal Mutiny. County Seat has been hired to cater a party that evening, and they get the opportunity stay at the cabin until New Year’s Day. During this retreat, Angie wants them to work on new recipes for the upcoming season. Angie’s plans fly out the window when band member, Dane is found dead at the dining room table the next morning with a drumstick protruding from his chest. Sheriff Pearson suspects it is an accidental death from Dane overindulging in alcohol until the test results come in. Unfortunately, Angie and the gang are stuck at the house with a blizzard raging outside and a killer on the loose inside. The group from the County Seat attempt to identify the guilty party in between whipping up delectable meals. The mystery was simple with little investigation (seemed like Angie was avoiding it). The focus of the book was on food and not murder. Avid cozy mystery readers should have no problem pinpointing the guilty party before the first course is served. I suggest reading Who Moved My Goat Cheese? Before reading Have a Deadly New Year. As it is a novella, you do not get the opportunity to know the characters or their background. I found the story to be disappointing and not like Lynn Cahoon’s A Tourist Trap Mystery series. The characters felt flat and so did the story. I felt Have a Deadly New Year was a miss and not in tune with the other books in A Farm-to-Fork Mystery series. This will not keep me from reading the next A Farm-to-Fork Mystery this spring titled Deep Fried Revenge.
BookloverUT 4 days ago
This was a great little whodunnit. It had great characters, a full plot, and the suspense needed to satisfy the mystery lover in me. I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Rockport_rocker 4 days ago
Have a Deadly New Year brings a fun traditional touch to a great contemporary series. A culinary catering job for a celebrity friend of Felicia's is suppose to turn into a retreat, instead, it turns into a traditional cozy mystery. It isn't any fun for Angie and the crew, but it makes great reading. Have a Deadly New Year is a winning stand-alone novella for fans of the series and those new to Farm-to-Fork. I love Lynn Cahoon's between-the-numbers visits with the characters I enjoy so much and they tell a full story.
ganderson523 4 days ago
Chef Angie Turner closes her restaurant, The County Seat, for a week to work a catering job for the New Year's holiday week where they are to cater a few meals for a band getting back together for a new tour. After the catering job, they have worked out a plan with one of the band members who is hosting the get together to stay in his home for a retreat. Felicia, who runs the front of the restaurant while Angie runs the kitchen, is friends with band member Cliff and worked out a deal with him. Sounds like a great plan until Dane, one of the band members, is found dying on the dining table the morning after the big dinner. Cliff and Dane had a big fight the night before so he is the main suspect but Angie, Felicia, and the restaurant staff work together to find out the truth after the Sheriff arrives and has to leave when a child goes missing. The weather doesn't cooperate as a snow storm hits the mountainous region of Idaho. The restaurant crew has to deal with some wacky self centered wealthy band members, girl friends, and managers. Short and twisty, Have a Deadly New Year has a great mystery to solve by the usual characters of the series. I received a complimentary ARC from Lyrical Underground and Kensington Books through NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine only.
BobbieLCLA 4 days ago
I received a free copy of HAVE A DEADLY NEW YEAR (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery Novella) by Lynn Cahoon in exchange for an honest review. Chef Angie Turner and her business partner Felicia have taken the entire kitchen staff of the County Seat restaurant on an out-of-town catering job. Felicia’s old school buddy Cliff hired them to cater to his friends and fellow bandmates for an evening and a morning in exchange for letting the County Seat use his mansion for a week-long retreat immediately afterward. As it turns out, the bandmates aren’t as friendly towards each other as they appear on television. When one of most disagreeable bandmates is murdered via wooden drumstick to the heart, the County Seat kitchen crew end up snowed-in with a murderer. Worried that the killer may be on a drumroll, Angie decides to identify the perpetrator so the remaining residents’ heartbeats can go on. I enjoy the writing of Lynn Cahoon; she’s one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. This is the first novella in the Farm-to-Fork Mysteries. I recommend this story to people who are already familiar with the characters in the series. #HaveADeadlyNewYear #NetGalley
Chatting-About-Cozies 4 days ago
This new Farm-To-Fork novella is an exciting read. I love the comraderie of Angie Turner’s County Seat restaurant’s staff—What a great group of people to work with and to have your back in any type of crisis. Catering an event for an old school friend of Felicia’s (Angie’s partner) on New Year’s in a private, secluded cabin; the County Seat gang is horrified when one of the guests is stabbed! Then, everyone realizes that they’re trapped in the cabin with a killer. Sticking together, Angie and her trusted crew make short work out of identifying the murderer amongst them. Great short story! I reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Lyrical Publishing. Thank you.
CozyOnUp 4 days ago
The County Line crew is catering a private party for a Rock Band. While Felicia grew up with the rocker who owns the house, Angie can’t bring herself to trust him or anyone in the party when another member of the band is murdered. A short novella to tide me over until the next entry in the series. Always welcome when you’re stalking the author’s page to see when the next full length book is going to be released. Love all of Lynn Cahoon’s series, she is a talented writer.
annie2015 4 days ago
Angie and her crew are looking forward to a week-long winter retreat. The only thing they have to do first is provide a gourmet dinner for 30 people, which includes one of Felicia's (Angie's business partner) long time friends and rock musician, Cliff, who also owns the house they are all staying in. Things seem to be going ok until the next morning when they discover one of the band members with a drum stick in his chest. Angie's investigative skills will be put to the test trying to solve this mystery before anyone else is attacked. I love Angie, Felicia, and all the County Seat restaurant crew. The series is fun with interesting characters and storylines.
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