I love this series! This book in particular has a few moments where the book kind of drags out a little, but it is still very well written. I did enjoy the story and I was super surprised with who the murderer was. I did not see that coming! It is a great book, worth reading. I would recommend it to everyone.
I have read and enjoyed all of Josie Kilpack's books, but this one is my least favorite. Unlike her other books, Blackberry Crumble has been a slow read and too easy to put down.
I think one of the things that makes this book hard to read is how distracted Sadie is with food. It seems unlikely that an investigator would get off task so often by her preoccupation with food. I realize that this is a culinary series, but I think this time it feels forced.
Is modern-day Miss Marple a magnet for murder? It seems that Sadie Hoffmiller somehow lands herself in the middle of unexpected murder crimes. But this time, May Sanderson, who is suspicious of her father’s untimely death, seeks out Sadie. Trouble is, Sadie is not a license private investigator. Yes, she’s been doing her research and can unpick locks and even knows to keep her car keys and cell phone in her pockets and not her purse. If you know Sadie, she never backs down from a challenge, even when it might put her relationship with her new boyfriend, Pete, at risk.
Sadie follows May to Portland where she begins a topsy-turvy investigation as she uncovers clues by getting to know each of May’s family members. Sadie’s quirkiness continues as she adds delicious recipes to her growing collection. There are several laugh-out-loud places in the story, as well as a serious side to May’s family and their many struggles. I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery and became just as attached to May and her family as I did Sadie. This fifth volume in the Sadie Hoffmiller series is excellent and perhaps my favorite one . . . but that’s very hard to say . . . it just depends on which Sadie book I’m currently reading. Looking forward to book # 6: Pumpkin Roll.
I have been waiting for this book to come out for what seems like forever.I got it last Wed and had it all read by Fri because it was very good. It held my attention from the very beginning .I love how Sadie is a motherly type that ends up solving murders just by being her. I really like how Sadie has good morals which is one reason I really like to read books the Josie writes. In this day and age its really hard to find books that aren't embarrassing to read.This book kept me guessing right up until the end . Also it has lots of really yummy looking reciepes in it that I am dieing to try. I recomend this book and every other one of her books. I have read them all and I haven't found one yet that I haven't completly enjoyed.
Josi has done it again! Another mouth-watering adventure. The recipes are amazing (the Loaded Bread Dip and the Marvelous Bran Muffins are to die for!!!) The story is eventful and sucks you right in. Definitely a book to sink your teeth into!
The first three books I had a hard time putting down, but Key Lime Pie and Blackberry Crumble have been a disappointment. I lost interest half way through this book and probably will not continue to read future books in the series.