Thursday, February 8, 2018

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction Review

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 1
by Amy Metz
Genre: Cozy Mystery

When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle. 

A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready. 

What I Really Think Of This Book

Yes! This is the kind of cozy  mystery novel I love reading. I loved the instant feeling of being transported to this friendly town and Tess's new home. I enjoyed meeting the characters with the plethora of southern speak and expressions. At first, it took a bit of time to get the flow moving at a quicker pace as words such as shouldenoughta slowed down my reading. Other than that, the story flowed real nice. Technically, there are two stories being played out. One in the present and one in the 1930s.  Not a favorite story-telling method of mine as I think it puts a flat out stop to the flow and one time I actually cursed when it switched back. I cursed a second time while reading because I didn't expect what happened to happen. It was cursing in a good way. And one time, I laughed so hard, I had to put the book down and walk away in order to compose myself. 

On the downside, I have no idea what our main character Tess looks like or her age. But perhaps, that's what the author intended. Not knowing makes it easy for anyone to imagine being the main character as her love interest finds her the most beautiful desirable person ever. I enjoyed the subtle flirting and slow building (technically not so slow) romance.  I also enjoyed the plausibility of the storyline. I can't wait to start on the next book in the series. 

Heroes & Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 2
299 pages

Goose Pimple Junction is just recovering from a kidnapping and a murder, its first major crimes in years, when trouble begins anew. Life is turned upside down in the quirky little southern town with the arrival of several shifty hooligans: A philandering husband intent on getting his wife back, another murderer loose in town, a stalker intent on frightening Martha Maye, and a thief who’s stealing the town blind of their pumpkins, pies, and peace. Together, they’re scaring the living daylights out of the residents and keeping the new police chief busier than a set of jumper cables at a redneck picnic. Suddenly, he has his hands full trying to apprehend a killer, stop a stalker, and fight his feelings for the damsel in distress.

Short & Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 3
127 pages

This is not your average Southern town. With a hint of mystery and a lot of laughs, you'll catch a glimpse of everyday life in Goose Pimple Junction in this short story compilation. Five short stories, one novella, and three recipes will give you more of the unique charm of Goose Pimple Junction, make you laugh, and have your mouth watering. If you want a feel-good read, you've come to the right place. Grab some sweet tea and escape to Goose Pimple Junction.

Rogues & Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 4
246 pages

Sweet Southern belle Caledonia Culpepper and hit woman in training Wynona Baxter come up against crooked lawyers, restless husbands, a teenage hoodlum . . . it seems there are rogues and rascals everywhere you look in Goose Pimple Junction. When their paths cross, they prove there isn't a rogue or a rascal who can keep a good woman down. Mama always said there'd be days like this . . .

Amy Metz is the author of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series. She is a former first grade teacher and the mother of two sons. When not writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Pinterest, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky and loves a good Southern phrase.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Kathy, for being part of the tour and for your wonderful review. I am grateful! Please let me know if I can return the favor and host you on my blog, A Blue Million Books.