Murderous Muffins

Murderous Muffins

by Lois Lavrisa

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BN ID: 2940162019121
Publisher: Sunlake Press
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Series: Georgia Coast Cozy Mysteries , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,664
File size: 2 MB

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Murderous Muffins 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CozyMysteryBookReviews4U More than 1 year ago
The Gordon family once owned half the town but the only 2 things that Bezu has left of her family is the family home and the pearl necklace that has been handed down from generations. The house is falling apart, the taxes are past due and she needs money. So she illegally takes in "tenants" but to everyone else they are relatives, very distant relatives. But when Cat needs a place to stay for a few days and one of the tenants dies, poisoned by a muffin Bezu made, all hell breaks lose at the inn. Bezu has to come clean to Cat and Jose, try to ward off advances by the Brazilan hottie who is staying there because he may be the killer and clear her name.
JAB4422 More than 1 year ago
In order to keep her family home Bezu was illegally taking in boarders but even with the added income, there wasn't enough money. Things got worse when one of the boarders died from poisoning. That boarder loved Bezu's muffins so when a plate with muffin crumbs was found at the scene she was a suspect. Bezu wants to find out who really killed the man but was worried that the investigating police would find out about her illegal boarders. In the meantime, Bezu and her friend, Cat, try to solve the crime. The writing was very detailed giving a clear idea of the house and guests. As for the mystery, I liked that I had no idea who the murderer was and was surprised when I found out. I liked Bezu and her determination to make her guests comfortable as well as to keep the house in-tact. I didn't like her obsession with keeping her family home because of the sentimental memories she had for it. That was not a good business reason to keep the house and she was trying to be a business woman. As a whole this was a fun, cozy mystery that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite In Murderous Muffins by Lois Lavrisa, Barbara Elizabeth Susan Gordon, or as her friends call her, Bezu, is a marvelous cook. Her muffins are really to die for. Her tenants certainly love them. In fact, they love them to death. That's what happens to one of her tenants. Although they're not really tenants, as that would require a permit from the city and Bezu doesn't have the money for a permit. She doesn't have the money to keep the family home, but the home is a treasure and she doesn't want to lose it. So, she takes in tenants, who are not tenants, introduces them to friends as distant cousins, collects rent in cash and spoils them with her famous chocolate chip muffins. That is, until one of the tenants dies from the poison injected into the muffins, poison that Bezu keeps under the kitchen sink to fight the invasion of carpenter ants. Just as life couldn't become more complicated, a handsome foreign gentleman takes up residence, a friend (BFF, known as Cat) moves in, and the police label Bezu as their prime suspect in the murder of her tenant.  This is the second book in Lois Lavrisa's Chubby Chicks Club Mystery series. You don't need to read the first book to understand the plot and become acquainted with the characters, but you may want to go back to the first book, since the second one is very enticing. With a little bit of humor, a little bit of mystery and a delicious muffin-laced plot, the author leads the reader into a rollicking adventure to find the real killer. Because you have to believe Bezu when she tells us over and over again that she's not a murderer. A thoroughly light-hearted, enjoyable read.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Read the entire series pushes interracial agenda rather than simply tellimg a story Nonwhite characters (most) are flat. Only white characters are nasty. Sad as story line is cute though predictable typical trash book