If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance (Country Cooking School Mystery Series #2)

If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance (Country Cooking School Mystery Series #2)

by Paige Shelton
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If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be entertaining. I love a little humor of ghosts and people interacting with each other! A lot of twists and turns. I like it. I bought another novel from the same author and I can't wait to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is funny....
Kourhei More than 1 year ago
I just returned from my second trip to the quirky midwest town of Broken Rope, Missouri, in If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance. Paige Shelton‘s second book in the Country Cooking School Mystery series is a fast, fun read with a difficult double mystery to solve. Betts and Grams are roped into hosting a busload of foodies for an impromptu cooking lesson and sleepover. All is going well, until two of the foodies go missing and one turns up dead with a broken rope around his neck. (BTW I had no idea who was behind the foodie murder and kidnapping until the very last pages of the book.) Betts is plunged into this murder/kidnapping after her best friend, Jake, discovers the dead body. But the problems of the present aren’t the only ones Betts faces. The ghost of Sally Swarthmore, Broken Rope’s notorious ax murderer, entreats Betts and Grams to help her discover if she is guilty of killing her parents. Sally is an intriguing character whose true story begs to be told. I’m a sucker for ghost stories and I love love love this element of Ms. Shelton’s mystery. You want to believe in Sally’s innocence despite her guilty verdict in life. Betts and Jake are a crime solving duo I’d be thrilled to join. I love tagging along while they put the pieces together. I’m dying to try the potato recipes in the back of the book too! I can’t wait for book 3 to learn more about Betts’ abilities with ghosts and spend more time with the colorful characters of Broken Rope, Missouri!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personaly havent read this book yet but the title sounds like it could be very interesting and comical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the story, it was a fun, quick read. My one nitpick about the book is that Ms. Shelton does not seem to have the geography of southern Missouri down. She makes the town seem close to Springfield, but at the same time she makes it seem that St. Louis is the closest big city (if Broken Rope is supposed to be near Springfield, then the closest big city is actually Kansas City). Its a small detail, but if the author cannot get the geography down of where her fictional town is supposed to be located in, then it makes me wonder if she pays close attention to other details that are important to the story.
rational-reader More than 1 year ago
Too many plot contrivances for my taste, but interweaving stories from the present and past worked very well. Contact with the spirit world was a significant plot factor, but it was handled with decent internal consistency, which allowed me to suspend disbelief. I had more problem suspending disbelief about the more mundane elements of the story. A small town in Missouri gets the tourist traffic of the Eiffel Tower, with hourly historical re-enactments packed with visitors all day long all season long. Meanwhile the small-town cooking school is besieged with eager students who want to learn how to cook mashed potatoes. Those elements appear to be in the story to add tension and urgency, but they're such obvious contrivances that I could never immerse myself fully in the story. A shame, because the basic story was full of elements that naturally introduced tension and drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't get this book. REALLY CAN'T FREAKING AFFORD IT!!!
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