Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse Book Review

Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse Book Review

Title: Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse
Author: Kate Young
Published: May 26, 2020,
No. of Pages: 336
Cover Price: $7.99 Paperback, $6.89 Kindle

Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse is the second installment in the Marygene Brown mystery series by Kate Young. The Marygene Brown mysteries take place on Peach Cove Island in Georgia, and the inhabitants are very small-town southern. Marygene moved back to the Island after her mother died to help her sister, Jena Lynn, run the family diner. Their mother plays an important part in these series, and Marygene is in constant contact with her, adding a supernatural aspect to the story. Marygene discovers two bodies in different locations that have been burned, and as an amateur sleuth, investigates, putting herself and others in danger.

Anyone who is familiar with small southern towns will relate to the characters who are quite well-developed and believable. They seem to be in a different world, and the southern backdrop fits well with the storyline. Young does a good job of telling the story, and except for Marygene’s dead mother coming on the scene to help her solve the problems as the case unfolds, it flows as it should. It seems there are several secondary characters who are prime suspects in the mystery, and readers won’t know whodunit until the very end.

There are dozens of references to mouthwatering food which is served at the diner, and readers will certainly get hungry while reading the book. It may be a good idea to flip to the end of the book to the recipes and prepare them prior to reading to eat while enjoying this fast-moving culinary cozy mystery.

Cozy lovers who are looking for something fun with plenty of food will enjoy this novel.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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