Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: Southern Discomfort: A Southern B&B Mystery by Caroline Fardig (Blog Tour)

Southern Discomfort: A Southern B&B Mystery
by Caroline Fardig

About the Book

Southern Discomfort: A Southern B&B Mystery
Cozy Mystery
1s in Series
Alibi (March 6, 2018)
Will be up on GoodReads soon.

Southern hospitality meets deadly deception in the start of a charming new mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive novels.
Quinn Bellandini loves her life in Savannah, Georgia, where she runs her grandfather’s B&B with her sister, Delilah. From baking fresh scones and serving up grits every morning to ensuring the guests see the best of their historic city, Quinn can’t imagine doing anything else—even if it means dealing with nuisances like the occasional malfunctioning commode. But when Quinn drops by the local restaurant owned by her friend Drew Green, and stumbles upon a murder, her whole world comes crashing down. 
Drew’s brother was always a little surly, but Quinn can’t imagine that someone disliked the prickly chef enough to kill him. The police, on the other hand, don’t believe that Quinn was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Before her guests can even digest the next morning’s gourmet breakfast, Quinn learns that she and Drew are suspects. 
Drew thinks they should do some investigating of their own. Quinn is pretty sure she’s better suited to playing hostess than amateur sleuth. But with Delilah as her cynical sidekick, Quinn starts looking for the real killer—before she gets put away faster than you can say “sugar.”

My Review

Quinn Bellandini runs her grandfather’s B&B along with her older sister, Delilah. It’s located in Savannah, Georgia and the perfect tourist spot. Quinn, her sister and their grandfather love the B&B and have quite a peaceful life. Then, tragedy strikes. Quinn visits her friend Drew’s restaurant and finds his brother murdered.

Although Quinn is shocked by the murder, she’s even more shocked when she finds out she and Drew are the prime suspects. Drew’s brother was nasty, but not nasty enough to be the victim of a murder. Drew convinces Quinn that the police aren’t looking beyond them for suspects, so they should investigate the case themselves.

Quinn finds herself in some dangerous situations. Not to mention that a former neighbor moves back to town and seems very interested in her. She, on the other hand, not so much. She has bad memories from their childhood that she just can’t let go of.

This is a brand new series from a favorite author. Caroline Fardiq has another cozy mystery series, the Java Jive Mysteries. This series is called the Southern B&B Mysteries. It’s off to a solid start.

The characters are well developed, although I might have liked Quinn’s sister, Delilah, even more than Quinn, our amateur sleuth of the series. Together, they make a great detective team. Neither woman gives up easily.

There are many aspects to this book - mystery, romance and even a little bit of the paranormal. It’s a fast-paced story with a surprising ending. I didn’t figure it out until Quinn did at the end. I’m looking forward to another visit to Savannah and the B&B.

For reading challenges:
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

CAROLINE FARDIG is the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Fardig’s BAD MEDICINE was named one of the "Best Books of 2015" by Suspense Magazine. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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  1. Yvonne, I love the idea of a cozy set at a B&B in Savannah. Thank you for a terrific review of this book.


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