Thursday, February 11, 2021

One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon: Review & Giveaway!

 

One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch Mysteries) by Lynn Cahoon

About One Poison Pie

One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch Mysteries) by Lynn Cahoon 

 

In the first in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon’s Kitchen Witch series, Mia Malone is starting over in Magic Springs, Idaho—where murder is on the menu . . .

What’s a kitchen witch to do when her almost-fianc√© leaves her suddenly single and unemployed? For Mia Malone, the answer’s simple: move to her grandmother’s quirky Idaho hometown, where magic is an open secret and witches and warlocks are (mostly) welcome. With a new gourmet dinner delivery business—and a touch of magic in her recipes—Mia’s hopes are high. Even when her ex’s little sister, Christina, arrives looking for a place to stay, Mia takes it in stride.

But her first catering job takes a distasteful turn when her client’s body is found, stabbed and stuffed under the head table. Mia’s shocked to learn that she’s a suspect—and even more so when she realizes she’s next on a killer’s list. With Christina, along with Mia’s meddling grandma, in the mix, she’ll have to find out which of the town’s eccentric residents has an appetite for murder…before this fresh start comes to a sticky end. . . .

Includes Recipes!

About Lynn Cahoon

Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today best-selling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. She also pens the Cat Latimer series, the Farm to Fork series, and the Kitchen Witch series. Small town setting, big time fun with a bit of murder to keep it interesting. Romance novels are published under the pen name, Lynn Collins. She lives in a small river town like Mark Twain with her husband and three fur kids..

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 My Thoughts

One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon has Mia Malone working on the renovations of the schoolhouse she purchased for Mia’s Morsels.  She is catering Adele Simpson’s birthday party the next evening at the Lodge as commanded.  The day of the party, Adele is found dead at the Lodge.  Officer Mark Baldwin has Mia and her roommate, Christina on the suspect list which will not do.  Mia decides to do a little nosing around to see if she can reveal the killer.  One Poison Pie is the first full length novel in A Kitchen Witch Mystery series.  I suggest reading Chili Cauldron Curse first because it gives you needed background information on Mia, Grans, and the town of Magic Springs.  I like the characters especially Grans along with the setting. Mia is a great protagonist.  She is smart, strong, and a fabulous chef.  She is becoming an independent woman.  Mia is getting over her former boyfriend, Isaac who is also Christina’s brother.  No one knows what she saw in the man.  We are introduced to Trent Majors and his brother, Levi.  They are both good men with great qualities (strong, dependable, handsome, funny).  Two love interests for two women.  I want to see the romance play out slowly.  I was not a fan of the mention of Mia’s sexual feelings (this is a cozy mystery).  Mia is a kitchen witch like her grandmother. I enjoy the paranormal elements and would like more of it.  I want to know more about Mia’s magic, and I would like to see spells performed.  I also would like to know more about the history of kitchen magic.  I loved the addition of Dorothy, a spirit who visited Mia.  The mystery was straightforward but there was a surprise or two.  There are a couple of suspects, active investigating, and good clues as well as threats to Mia.  Avid cozy mystery readers will have no problem solving this one.  One Poison Pie is a busy book which I loved along with the vivid descriptions.  I enjoyed Lynn Cahoon’s conversational writing style that made the book easy to read.  I look forward to the next book in A Kitchen Witch Mystery seriesOne Poison Pie is a charming tale with tasty treats, a gorgeous grocery guy, coven conundrum, a cookbook bandit, a vanishing feline, a door dilemma, and a mysterious murder.  

One Poison Pie is available from AmazonB&NKobo, and Google Play.    The prequel to the A Kitchen Witch Mystery series is Chili Cauldron Curse (read it first).  The next novella in the A Kitchen Witch Mystery series is Murder 101 which releases April 27, 2021.  Two Wicked Desserts will be out July 27 which is the next full-length book in A Kitchen Witch Mystery series.  As part of the tour, Lynn Cahoon is hosting a giveaway.  You can win one a print copy of One Poison Pie (open to residents of the U.S. Only).  You can click here to enter or use the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!  Thank you for joining me today.  Tomorrow I am featuring The Vineyard at Painted Moon by Susan Mallery.   I hope you have an enchanting day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!

Kris

The Avid Reader


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