Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nuts and Buried by Elizabeth Lee

Hello cozy lovers. The third part in the Nut House Mystery series is out!! Nuts and Buried by Elizabeth Lee is another fabulous visit with the Blanchards on their nut farm. And I thought my family was a little nutty! 

From the back of the book:

Lindy Blanchard has enough on her hands at her family’s Texas nut farm with her new strain of pecan trees dying. Trouble is, people are dying too.  In a nutshell, it’s murder—from the author of Snoop to Nuts…

The Blanchards are invited to the gala event of the season. Lindy’s wealthy friend Eugene Wheatley—who’s just nuts about his new bride—is throwing a party to introduce his wife Jeannie to Riverville, Texas, society. The celebration is in full swing when Eugene is found shot dead.

Jeannie and her unscrupulous kin are the prime suspects, but the Blanchards aren’t convinced. Lindy and her meemaw Miss Amelia have heard just about enough from the local gossips gathering at the Nut House family store to realize that Jeannie needs their help. And when somebody shoots at Lindy during the investigation, things get real personal. Lindy and Miss Amelia are determined to unmask the killer party crasher and shell out some Texas-style justice…

My thoughts:

This series has so much character and that is because the characters are a hoot. Lindy is an easy to relate to, strong-willed, lead female. When she's mixed with her family and friends, especially Hunter, she's a pure delight. The dialogue is refreshing and fun, funny even, which is always nice when murder is afoot and things need lightened up. I think Miss Amelia was my absolute favorite, she is full of life and as feisty as they come and had a good head for figuring things out. 

The mystery, or mysteries as it were, were well plotted and unfolded at a pace that made this a page turner. I really liked the way things linked together and the tension that was building as the conclusion neared. I am really enjoying this series and looking forward to the next part. When you dig into your copy, don't forget to look in the back for delicious recipes too!  

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