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summary Southern Sass and Killer Cravings (Marygene Brown Mystery #1) ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits For generations the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove IslandT the old man's been poisoned Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed Now to save her sister and the diner Marygene must find the real killer With some startling assistance from her Mama's spirit Marygene will be serving up a special order of just desserts Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitch. Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young is the beginning of the Marygene Brown Mystery series Marygene Brown is returning home to Peach Cove Georgia after the end of her abusive marriage She is looking forward to working at The Peach Diner with her sister Jena Lynn that was started by her grandmother Marygene has a knack for knowing what is missing from a recipe or that something special needed to enhance a dish On her second day at the diner longtime Joseph Ledbetter collapses and dies Mr Ledbetter’s son Carl uses his connections to bring in Detective Davis Thornton from Atlanta PD to head up the investigation It turns out that Mr Ledbetter was poisoned and all evidence points to Jena Lynn who is uickly arrested and their diner is closed To save Jena Lynn and their family diner Marygene needs to find the killer She gets help from her friend Betsy and surprisingly her deceased mother’s spirit Someone though is not happy with Marygene’s digging into the case and attempts to warn her off not that Marygene can be dissuaded As everyone knows there are no secrets in a small town Marygene needs to uncover which one led to Mr Ledbetter’s demise before the killer makes Marygene his next victimSouthern Sass and Killer Cravings is set on a small island off the Georgia coast called Peach Cove The Peach Diner was started by Marygene’s grandmother Nanny after her husband gambled and drank away their money Marygene has a natural talent for cooking and baking She knows what is needed to elevate a dish and how to fix a wonky recipe I thought Southern Sass and Killer Cravings was nicely written and it moved along at a steady pace I liked the author’s conversational writing style which made the story easy to read Southern manners and hospitality are the code in the South Southern women are polite and always have sweet tea ready for guests even if they are unwelcome I liked that Marygene is a friendly yet flawed character realistic who has gotten herself out of a bad marriage She has made mistakes and knows that she needs to make amends to family and friends There are an assortment of characters in the story that include Marygene’s sister her half brother biological father shop owners residents a reporter and land developers Betsy Myers Marygene’s best friend is over the top and boisterous she is uite a characters With Carl Ledbetter’s father dead he is ready to let developers buy the land he inherited for high rise condos and a resort Other residents do not want this type of development which leads to animated debates There is plenty of action throughout the story but I could have done without the repetition of case details The mystery was mixed for me The method of murder and the killer’s identity are easily discerned by avid cozy mystery readers It was interesting though following the investigation to learn about the victim and why he was killed There are two potential love interests for Marygene Personally I thought it was too soon for Marygene to move on after her abusive marriage she still had bruises on her neck There is mild foul language in Southern Sass and Killer Cravings and references to the abusive Marygene suffered My favorite phrase from the book is “the past always has a way of coming back and biting you in the keister” so true There are recipes from The Peach Diner included at the end Southern Sass and Killer Cravings is a humorous cozy mystery that is perfect to read on the front porch in a cozy rocking chair with sweet peach tea on a table nearby Southern Sass and Killer Cravings has Southern hospitality friendship sweet tea gossip tasty treats a dead man secrets an island spirit and a new amateur sleuth

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Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits For generations the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner Since their mother's passing two years ago Maryge. Dollycas’s Thoughts Everything is not peachy on Peach Cove Island Marygene Brown has left her abusive marriage behind and returned home just in time to witness one of the customers at her family’s Peach Diner keel over dead When it is determined the man was poisoned Marygene’s sister Jena Lynn is arrested and the diner is closed Knowing she has no choice Marygene sets out to find the real killer to save her sister and reopen the family legacy She gets an unusual assist from her Mama who just happens to be dead All while the sheriff tells her to butt out ‘cuz he’s got it covered Well he and that detective from Atlanta brought into the case by the victim’s sonThere is so much I loved about this storyThe author introduces us to Marygene a survivor of domestic violence I felt she dealt with the issue realistically while keeping within cozy mystery parameters Marygene makes a huge step filing for divorce and moving home while her husband still tries to keep her under his thumb She arrives back on Peach Cove Island with the process started knowing it isn’t going to be easyI was impressed with the character growth of the core characters over the course of the story realizing this is the first book in the series the author has left plenty of room for growth The family dynamic is uniue and fluid When her mother passed the family home was left to Marygene and the Peach Diner was left to both daughters With Marygene stuck in her marriage Jena Lynn has been running the diner with their brother handling the kitchen Marygene also just recently found out that Sheriff Eddie Carter is her biological father Her return means rebuilding and defining relationshipsThe murder takes place early in the story giving Marygene something else to focus on It also gives her a way to reconnect with family and friends and gives her the opportunity to connect with those who had reason to want Mr Ledbetter six feet underThe mystery was cleverly plotted and the addition of Mama’s ghost was fantastic Friend and waitress Betsy also assists Marygene in her investigation Betsy is a hoot and a half There were suspects than I at first imagined and plenty of twists A lot is happening on this island Marygene does her best to piece everything together even putting herself in the line of fire More than once she had me holding my breathKate Young has what I would call a comfortable writing style The dialogue is free flowing full of just the right amount of Southern Sass I am not a fan of curse words in a cozy mystery but it fits within this dialogue and was rare Her descriptive style sets the time and the scene without ever going over the top The characters are easily visualized along with everything that is taking placeLike a true cozy mystery this book has its fair share of humor and just a touch of romance Marygene is just out of a bad relationship and not ready to jump into another but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any men on the horizon I hope with all the woman has been through the author takes things slowly and gives out protagonist the time she needs to heal and trust Jena Lynn romantic relationship has a fun milestoneFull of Southern charm and a grand mystery along with delectable recipes that may give you some Killer Cravings this series is off to a wonderful start I can’t wait for book two

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Southern Sass and Killer Cravings Marygene Brown Mystery #1Ne has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown where she can almost feel Mama's presence But all is not peachy back home Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter When it turns ou. Marygene Brown is recovering from an abusive relationship What better place to do that than her hometown of Peach Cove in Georgia Her mother recently passed away leaving the family diner to Marygene and her sister Jenna Lynn Jenna Lynn has been holding things together on her own but now it’s time for Marygene to lend a helping handWhen one of the older diner patrons suddenly dies at the counter Marygene is the one closest to the body Unfortunately all eyes turn toward Jenna Lynn and the police arrest her for murder It’s up to Marygene to prove her sister’s innocence With a little help from her ghostly mother a close friend and an overzealous reporter Marygene is hot on the trail of a killerI thought I had it all figured out but I was so far off the mark It kept me thinking and on my toes Things aren’t as they appear to be This story keeps me guessing until the end There are some paranormal aspects with Marygene able to converse with her dead mother There was also romance tossed into the mystery It’s a nice combo and it all blended in well together I found the plot to be intriguing The characters are well developed and likeable I’m looking forward to the next book in the seriesFTC Disclosure I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review All opinions expressed are my own