Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction

by Amy Metz

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Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz

When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she's learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.

A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she's not sure she's ready.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989714020
Publisher: Blue Publications
Publication date: 09/07/2014
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Amy Metz is the author of Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction. She is a former first grade teacher and the mother of two sons. When not actively engaged in writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Facebook or Pinterest, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
I don’t speak Southern-speak and would probably struggle if I heard it. But Amy Metz’s mystery, Murder and Mayhem in Good Pimple Junction, renders the language simultaneously audible, legible and understandable, with chapter headers introducing cool phrases, and a protagonist who’s just as at sea in this strange new place as I would be. The dialog is convincing, the characters are pleasing and believably quirky, and the blend of 30s low-life with modern-day normality is enjoyably compelling. Of course, this modern-day normality might become a little strange when newcomer Tess finds her house burgled and her life possibly threatened. Luckily there’s hunky author Jackson Wright ready and willing to help out—but is Tess ready and willing to accept any man’s help. Tess and Jackson are both authors, a fact that might normally put me off reading because other people’s authors are always so much more successful than myself. But these are great characters of differing levels of success. Tess is earnest and lacking self-confidence. Jackson is outgoing but private. Together they’re just the team to solve a murder long gone and forgotten, and keep a great community from falling apart. I read it fast and really enjoyed this story. Disclosure: I got this on a deal. Lucky me!
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully fun mystery! How could I not want to read a book called MURDER & MAYHEM IN GOOSE PIMPLE JUNCTION? And I’m so glad I did. Not only was this a great mystery, it was hysterical. I laughed out loud more than I can count. Author Amy Metz has penned a rollicking adventure of murder, and yes, mayhem in the deep south. From the chapter titles to the vocabulary, the author gave this story a voice, and that voice had a twang. This lively mystery switches back and forth from the 1930’s to present day. When protagonist Tess Tremaine, and recent transplant to Goose Pimple, sets out to solve a murder from seventy-five years in the past, she gets way more than she bargained for. MURDER & MAYHEM IN GOOSE PIMPLE JUNCTION is a well written, entertaining story that readers will find hard to put down. I know I sure did.
MariaD1 More than 1 year ago
I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour for a fair and honest review. I received no additional payment for my opinion of the material provided. I rated the book 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Fans of quirky cozy mysteries rejoice, there’s a new series in town! Like solving cold cases? Like solving decades old mysteries? Look no further than Amy Mertz’s new book, Murder & Mayhem at Goose Pimple Junction, where you’ll enjoy getting to know colorful characters, “Southern Speak” and a transplanted “Northerner” who gets sucked into solving an unsolved crime from the 1930’s. Well-paced and filled with plenty of humor, Ms. Metz’s story is sure to please any mystery reader. Recently divorced and transplanted Northerner, Tess Tremaine loves the small Southern town she’s moved to in Tennessee. Far from her cheating ex, Tess plans to write a romance novel, restore her classic home and stay away from men. Only she can’t seem to stop running into Jackson Wright, a mystery writer who lives in town, and uncovering clues to a decade’s old murder that hasn’t been solved. Only time, and quiet sleuthing, will tell if Tess manages to remain free of romantic entanglement and manages to solve the case before she becomes a victim herself. Ms. Metz does a wonderful job creating and developing the characters in her book. I really enjoyed getting to know Tess and easily connected with her character. An almost middle aged woman, with a grown son, Tess is at a point where she’s literally starting over and the world is her oyster. Free from almost everything in her path, Tess has a clear cut plan and idea of how she wants to spend her days and life. I appreciated how she semi-reluctantly admitted her attraction, at least to herself, to Jackson Wright and how she was determined not to jump into any relationship, other than friendship, without really getting to know the person. Embracing her freedom, Tess is a modern woman who’s learning what she wants in life and trying out new things, something that takes courage when you’ve been burned in the past. Ms. Metz also does a good job developing the secondary characters and I really enjoyed getting to now Jackson Wright, an admittedly handsome man, who is attracted to Tess and worried about her safety. I also enjoyed getting to know “Lou”, the elderly woman who owns the town’s bookstore and becomes Tess’s boss when Tess becomes a part time employee. The mystery, which begins in 1930 at the height of the depression, centers on a bank robbery and the three men who held up the bank. Ms. Metz does a good job pacing everything as she takes us between the past, and the present, and I enjoyed reading the case while wondering if Tess was going to be able to remain safe while the descendants of the original criminals tried to keep the case closed. Will Tess be able to solve a decades old case without stirring up a whole lot of trouble? Will her attraction to Jackson help her or hinder her while she starts a new chapter in her life? You’ll have to read Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction to find out. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Metz’s work.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts I absolutely loved everything about this book! Tess Tremaine is starting over after a terrible marriage. Her son has his life in Birmingham and she is settling in to her new home in Goose Pimple Junction. With a children’s book already published she decides to try her hand at a romance novel. To fill her time she lands a part-time job at A Blue Million Books and she is also refreshing the home she has purchased. It just so happens that her new home was the bookstore owner’s family home. The mystery begins when she discovers something interesting in a floor register. They story goes back and forth from 1932 when a bank was robbed to present day. Tess’ arrival in Goose Pimple has spurred a bunch of things in motion. The author does the changing points of view wonderfully. Metz has filled her story with sweet tea, southern charm and the language that Tess finds trouble grasping at first but she catches on PDQ. The residents of Goose Pimple Junction are what we cozy readers call “quirky” and most have hearts as big as all outdoors. Bookstore owner Lou is a true gem and she loves people. She has her opinions which she is not afraid to share and sometimes she shares them loudly and at other times under her breathe so just the folks nearby can hear. Jack is a mystery author and he seems to click with Tess from their first “Howdy”, but Tess was just not ready to have another “cheatin’ man” in her life and in her frame of mind most men are cheaters. But she does start to warm up to him after a while. The story is also full of humor and well known and not so well known Southern sayings – Goosepimpleisms. The dialogue continued to crack me up time and time again. For example: Tess and Jack are at dinner when another man walks in and they both notice his attire. Jack shook his head. “I ‘m surprised he can sit. His pants are so tight, if he farted, he’d blow his boots off.” The mystery was well researched and well plotted. I was surprised to learn it is based on an a real unsolved mystery the author had grown up hearing about. There were plenty of suspects rolling around in my mind. Heck I even suspected Jack! This story was a pure joy to read. I was sorry to see it end. The author gives us a small helping of the next book in the series, Heroes & Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction. I went right to Amazon to try to purchased it. It is not out yet but the author says it will be soon. I can’t wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful, exciting, entertaining book!
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It is cozy mystery mixed with romance and humor. I enjoyed the characters in this book and loved the "southern slang". I live in the south and have heard many of these phrases spoken. I laughed out load several time while reading this book because of the "southern slang". The town of Goose Pimple Junction sounds like my kind of place. I love the story of Tess and Jack as well as the other characters. The author Amy Metz did a wonderful job with this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good and enjoyable story to read. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.