Treble at the Jam Fest (Food Lovers' Village Series #4)

Treble at the Jam Fest (Food Lovers' Village Series #4)

by Leslie Budewitz

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ISBN-13: 9780738752402
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 06/08/2017
Series: Food Lovers' Village Series , #4
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 117,937
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leslie Budewitz is passionate about food, great mysteries, and her native Montana, the setting for her national-bestselling Food Lovers Village Mysteries. The first, Death al Dente, won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She also writes the Spice Shop Mysteries, set in Seattle's Pike Place Market. A practicing lawyer, Leslie is the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. A past president of Sisters in Crime, Leslie loves to cook, eat, hike, travel, garden, and paint—not necessarily in that order. She lives with her husband, Don Beans, a doctor of natural medicine and musician, and their cat, an avid bird-watcher.

Visit her online at www.LeslieBudewitz.com, where you can find maps of the village and surrounding area, recipes, and more.

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Treble at the Jam Fest 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Somehow, I missed book #3 so will go back and read it next. There were things mentioned in this book that were obviously sorted out in the last one that left me wondering and feeling like there was a piece missing from the puzzle. Having said that, I still enjoyed this book a lot, We arrive in Jewel Bay, Montana for the Jazz Festival. As an opener to the festival, some of the musicians put on a short preview concert in the event area behind Erin Murphy’s store, The Merc. When a couple of arguments occur between Gerry Martin, one of the premiere performers, and some others, Erin becomes curious. When he is found dead the next morning on the rocks by the river, Erin finds herself smack dab in the middle of another murder investigation, especially as her boyfriend and his friend are the ones who find the body and see someone push him off the cliff. She is trying to save the festival, run the Merc, deal with her relationship and investigate all at the same time. Can she catch a killer before the last note is played? Will she and Adam weather some changes in their relationship? All of our favorite characters return and many new ones arrive on the scene. Jewel Bay is a small town and the Merc is right in the center of all the actions. Erin’s mom is cooking up a storm in the Merc’s kitchen and she also takes a big step. Tracy helps Erin with the store and has her area full of chocolate and demand is growing. Erin has hired Lou Mary to help at the store and Tracy seems to be getting her nose out of joint. Adam and Erin’s relationship is going strong and we meet his friend Tanner has come to town with some news. Also new in this story are the musicians and a new deputy sheriff. The cast is diverse yet I missed Kim, Erin's friend and previous deputy. There is a good representative of a small town, especially one that is a tourist destination. This mystery is well crafted with many clues. I enjoyed the twist and turns as the list of suspects grew and how Erin manages her business while investigating. The descriptions of the town and the area around it sprinkled throughout the story enable the reader to picture the area, perhaps longing to actually visit and see it yourself. This is a enjoyable mystery that moves right as connections are made leading up to the surprising reveal. I definitely recommend this book and this series to any cozy mystery lover. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Leslie Budewitz' Food Lovers Village series. I've "read" the first 4 via Audible, and the narration is as good as the story! :-)
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
She paints a clear picture of the realities of a music festival and the life of musicians. He wasn't very likable, but who decided to kill the musician? So, many possibilities. And about those real estate questions...
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Treble at the Jam Fest-Food Lovers Mystery Book 4 Author: Leslie Budewitz Publisher: Midnight Ink Published: 6-8-2017 Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; ISBN: 9780738752402 ASIN: B01M1FC4OK Reviewed For NetGalley and Midnight Ink Reviewer: DelAnne Rating:4.5 Stars Leslie Budewitz brings a cast of characters that bring the story to life. Each is as individual and rounded as anyone you might find in your life today. Her words bring scenes to life; drawing readers into the story. This fast paced novel is a joy and easy to read as a stand alone, but you may find yourself looking to read them soon.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
A new series to me. I Wished I had the chance to read the series from the beginning! Book 4 was fun. The reader is immediately drawn into the suspense of 'who done it' while enjoying the quaint town and townspeople. The town and festivities reminded me of summer vacations around Colorado when I was a kid! Leslie Budewitz does a fabulous job of drawing you into the story and locale. I want to visit Jewel Bay. I was so intrigued I wonder what I have missed in books 1 to 3! I love the Food Lover's Series concept. This story revolved around a murder happening during a music festival. While leaving no stone un turned or paper cup forgotten Erin seems to be on a timeline to figure it all out and safely return the town to normal. If your a fan of Cozy Mysteries Treble at the Jam Fest and the series is perfect for you. Check it out . . . I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
A new series to me. I Wished I had the chance to read the series from the beginning! Book 4 was fun. The reader is immediately drawn into the suspense of 'who done it' while enjoying the quaint town and townspeople. The town and festivities reminded me of summer vacations around Colorado when I was a kid! Leslie Budewitz does a fabulous job of drawing you into the story and locale. I want to visit Jewel Bay. I was so intrigued I wonder what I have missed in books 1 to 3! I love the Food Lover's Series concept. This story revolved around a murder happening during a music festival. While leaving no stone un turned or paper cup forgotten Erin seems to be on a timeline to figure it all out and safely return the town to normal. If your a fan of Cozy Mysteries Treble at the Jam Fest and the series is perfect for you. Check it out . . . I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz is the fourth book in A Food Lovers’ Village Mystery series. Erin Murphy is the manager of Murphy’s Mercantile in Jewel Bay, Montana. It is time for the annual Jewel Bay Jazz Festival and Workshop event. The Merc (as locals call it) will be hosting a special Friday night concert in the courtyard featuring Gerry Martin, a jazz guitarist. The evening is a hit, but Erin notices tension between Gerry, Gabby, and Dave. The next day Erin is in the shop when she receives news that a body was discovered on the rocks by the Jewel River. Erin quickly rushes towards the river and discovers that the body belongs to Gerry Martin. Two people witnessed Gerry having a lively discussion with a figure they could not identify. That person then pushed the guitarist over the edge. Erin immediately swings into investigator mode to track down Gerry’s killer. Who disliked Gerry enough to want him dead? As it turns out, the musician was not as well-liked as Erin thought. The killer is not pleased with Erin’s probing and attempts to put her out of commission. Will Erin be able orchestrate the killer right into police custody? Treble at the Jam Fest is nicely written and has a great concept. I did feel that the pace was a little slow and the story did not engage me. There are numerous characters, businesses and products introduced in the story (too many). It can be hard to keep them all straight especially if you are new to the series (like me). The main character did not win me over (she was alright). I give Treble at the Jam Fest 3 out of 5 stars. The murder mystery is a no brainer. I could pinpoint the killer early in the novel. Erin’s reason for investigating this crime was paltry (let’s face it, Erin did not need a reason besides her curiosity). One detail that gave me a good laugh is Erin believing she is maintaining the “chain of custody” on an item she found and removed from the crime scene. I felt that too much time was devoted to Erin’s questions and thoughts. I wanted more action and less contemplation. Treble at the Jam Fest has romance, friends, family, music, a mystery and plenty of food.
ValerieL More than 1 year ago
4.5 out of 5 stars rounded up. I really enjoyed this latest installment of the Food Lovers' Village Mystery series. I love the main characters anyway. I find that even tho' Erin can't stop herself from asking questions and talking to people and getting herself in danger, she's not doing things haphazardly. She thinks about what she's doing and if she thinks it's going to be dangerous, she gets someone to go with her most of the time. Adam's wonderful and I enjoyed meeting his friend, Tanner, in this book. I hope we're able to see more of him! The settings in these books always make me think that maybe I want to move to Montana. Then I come to my senses and remember that I'm very much at home right here in Michigan! The settings are always exquisitely described and yet, they're not overly flowery descriptions. They're just right for the series. The plot line moved along steadily and was fun. I enjoyed both the mystery plot and the sub-plot in this installment. I did not know who the villain really was until the end when it was revealed. I had wondered about the person a couple of times, but I was never certain. The prose flowed well and everything was well-written. I highly recommend this book and the rest of the Food Lovers' Village Mystery series by Leslie Budewitz. Read them all, you'll not be disappointed! *** Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this title. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions and conclusions are my own. ***
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see that this series was going to carry on. I have had a great time following author Leslie Budewitz and her wonderful cast of characters. TREBLE AT THE JAM FEST was the tastiest in the series so far! This was a rushed but heart felt review. I do love this series, and Leslie Budewitz's writing. I look forward to more in this series, and from the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has arrived.