A Pumpkin Spice Killing
Angie Turner’s Idaho restaurant, the County Seat, owes its success not only to its farm-fresh fare, but also to its devoted and passionate staff. But a team-building retreat turns into much more than they bargained for . . .
A Pumpkin Spice Killing by Lynn Cahoon has Angie Turner and the staff from the County Seat heading off on a team building retreat to River Visa Veteran’s Home. The group has four days to get the place up to code for the residents plus provide them with nourishing meals. Angie and her St. Bernard, Dom make friends with a Vietnam veteran, Randy Owens. Randy regrets the way he treated his son and wishes to make amends before it is too late. Angie agrees to look for his son. Dom seems to sense that something fishy is going on at the veteran’s home. While Dom protects Randy, something happens to the other resident. It seems that Angie has stumbled upon another mystery. A Pumpkin Spice Killing is the latest novella (book 5.5) in A Farm-to-Fork Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading all the books in this charming culinary mystery series. A Pumpkin Spice Killing is easy to read with friendly characters. The mystery was interesting and light (which goes with a novella). Angie spends time trying to figure out if foul play is involved. Everything comes together at the end. It is not my favorite type of mystery, but I can see what the author used this approach for a novella. I enjoyed seeing the cast come together to do help others in need. There is plenty of good food and friendship in this engaging tale. A Pumpkin Spice Killing is a touching cozy mystery with Vietnam veterans, a dedicated dog, an absent son, an apprehensive administrative, a major regret, mouthwatering meals, and fine friends.
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