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A Side of Murder: 05/24/21

A Side of Murder

A Side of Murder by Amy Pershing is the start of the Cape Cod Foodie mystery series. Samantha Barnes has returned home to Cape Cod after a disastrous YouTube video shows her cutting off the top of a finger of her abusive husband and restaurant co-owner. She has inherited her aunts dilapidated house and an enormous Labrador puppy.

To pass the time, she's taking up the job of doing restaurant reviews. She takes a group of friends and acquaintances to the revamped Bayview Inn. Dinner is delicious and everything thing is going well. That is until she decides to get a breath of fresh air where she finds the body of a women she had a run in with as a teen.

Pershing has managed to write a perfect blend of the Cape Cod novel (think Joseph C. Lincoln) and the modern day cozy mystery. Samantha's story is punctuated by the distinct landscape of marshes, creeks, rivers, sandbars, bays, and open ocean. She is adept at sailing and even manages to use her skills to her advantage. Samantha is a woman capable of saving herself — though certainly won't turn down help when it arrives.

The second book is An Eggnog to Die For and is set to release on November 2, 2021.

Five stars

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