Thursday, 4 February 2016

Corned Beef Murder: Book Two in The Darling Deli Series by Patti Benning

Corned Beef Murder by Patti Benning

Moira's deli is doing well when tragedy strikes. The loss of a dear friend drives her to team up with her favorite P.I. again to get to the bottom of a heartbreaking mystery. The clues seem to point way too close to home, and Moira wonders exactly whom she can trust in this action-packed book.

What a fun quick read! I finished it in a sitting because it was so good. At the beginning of Corned Beef Murder: Book Two in The Darling Deli Series a big snow storm is coming. And she has reconnected with an old friend, Emilia Washburn. She used to babysit for Candice. She was really excited to see her and her sister Martha in the deli. Martha has been taking care of Emilia since her health has been failing. Martha had to go out of town for a few days and asked Moira if she would check up on her sister. Of course Moira agreed and Martha gave her a key. 

Next thing she knows the snow starts and she and Candice are stuck at the house with no power. Moira begins to worry about her friend but then receives a phone call from her. Only problem is that the line is full of statics and can't really hear her. The roads are impassable and decides she will stop by tomorrow when the roads clear. When she is able to get to the house it is eerily quiet. She finds her friend at the bottom of the stairs dead! Everyone is telling her it was just an accident but Moira's gut is telling her something else.

Why would anyone want to kill Emilia? The police have ruled it an accident, what is she going to do??? Moira decides to call her PI friend David to try and get to the bottom of it.
This was such a fun cozy read. I love these characters and how they are developing. Every time I read these books I get so hungry. The author does an amazing job of describing the food that you want to eat everything they're eating. 

Can't wait for the next installment of The Darling's Delicious Deli Series.

Review by Penny M.

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