Liz Mugavero: The Icing on the Corpse Pawsitively Organic Mysteries #3

Determined to do his own thing in town steeped in tradition Cyril Pierce the town reporter will do nything to get story Stan likes him but I m not sure His father Arthur Pierce seems like he was of hard hitting newspaper man in his day nd valued reporting the news over personal feelings I m not sure I like him Some of the townspeople Left Fur Dead are way too rigidnd resistant to change Why would they want their town to decay nd not welcome newcomers especially younger newcomers No new blood would be the death of Frog Ledge Some change can be good thingAdrian nd Max the ghost hunters seem like decent men Adrian seems respectful of the town nd the mystery He just wants to get Death by Tea at the truth in his own way I was pleasantly surprised by how nice he seems but I don t trust him because he s ghost hunter Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, and those showsre ll fakeThis is really good entry into this series I can t wait to read By Way Of A Wager about Stannd her baked goods nd find out who she dopts next She has uite the menagerie lready so what i m understanding from this coveris that bunch of crazy nimals wearing gang When Kingdom Comes affiliation stars killed someone to bake into cake for their crazy nimal wedding but that it s okay because it s organic seven basic plots my ss I love Liz Mugavero s books I love Frog Ledge CT The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, and I lovell the uirky characters nd pets that live there The latest book has done nothing but solidify my love for this series Stan lways seems to be in the middle of the Such a Dance action in Frog Ledge whether it be pet birthday bash or wedding or the nnual groundhog day celebration s in this book Just s Stan was getting ready to give the groundhog its nnual treat from the town disaster strikes nd the town historian Helga Oliver is found dead in the historical society building There s few plotlines moving through this book but they re La bte du marais all tied nicely togethert the end Stan has Laos: Keystone Of Indochina a bit of romantic trouble with Jake butlso How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World a possible new love interest enters the picture Don t worry love triangle haters it sll good t the end of the book I love that there re pet recipes in each of Liz s books Geeking Out on 11C and I can t wait to bake the breakfast bones for my dogs that is when I get free moment Et ainsi de suite after marathon training is over All inll The Shoshoni Cookbook a wonderful booknd Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís a wonderful series that I highly recommendI received free copy of this book from NetGalley without even having to reuest it in exchange for Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe an honest review I was so glad when I heard I won copy of this book from the Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It author Liz Mugavero I ve been fan of these books since reading the first book few years go The cast of characters re enjoyable to read bout nd the town Frog Ledge the name long is just to dorableThis was nother great story in the series The mystery nd story was fast paced nd the mysteries were fantastic There was lot happening in this story between the main mystery bout the towns historian if her death was n ccident or was it murder taking up most of the story There is lso cold case mystery revealed when Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice a ghost hunting group shows up to do investigation on old building bout boxer who was murdered 60 years before Because of ll these stories there really wasn t ny room for the nimal plot stories to take much space in the story I hope the pet theme story lines return for the next book The nimals re my main focus in these stories I love The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank all the pets in these books I m looking forward to reading the fourth book in the series when it becomesvailable in the future Frog Ledge s Groundhog Day celebration is cut short when the town historical elderly Helga Oliver is found dead The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins at the bottom of the Historical Museum stairs But when whispers that it was murder reach Stan s ears she begins to dig innd see if she can find the truthThere re many plot threads introduced early that slow down the pacing of the story little but s the book progresses we see how everything ties together There re some good twists nd creative climax The characters Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design are greatnd we even get to see different side to couple of them which I really ppreciatedNOTE I was sent n ARC of this book in exchange for my honest reviewRead my full review t Carstairs Consider. N reveals Helga's ties to n unsolved death in 1948 but how does that connect to Adrian Fox who's just rrived in town to shoot n episode of Celebrity Ghost Hunters Stan is going to have to be very careful in chasing down the killer if she wants to live to see nother winter.

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Ally Stan s kind of boyfriend Jake McGee nd his family Helga was like grandmother to Jake nd his sister Brenna Betty the town librarian reveals to Stan she thinks her friend Helga was murdered nd begs Stan not to say nything Stan is uneasy nd really doesn t want to get involved but when the local reporter becomes person of interest he ropes Stan into helping get nswers At the same time ghost hunting crew comes to town to investigate mysterious happenings Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, at Jakend Izzy s new building bringing up n old scandal many in the town would rather have buried Stan worries Helga s death is related to the one from 60 years go She may have been murdered for what she knew Can Stan put the clues together nd figure out who killed Helga nd whyI really like the introduction of Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende a historical mystery Itdds n extra exciting element There were ny number of suspects but I never guessed which one killed Helga I The Abbeyville Way agree with Stan that the two deathsre related though Living in New England myself I well understood the townspeople nd their reluctance to bring up old scandals I think the uthor Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics also did great job describing New England in winter nd the general end of winter malaise people here get I m not crazy bout the ghost hunters subplot Ugh I get enough of that Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, at worknd believe me it s not what it looks like on TVThe very best part of this book is the A Shot at Love animals I love Scruffy Henry Duncannd the bride Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past and groom dogs The catsre OK but I m dog person Dead of Night and would LOVE tottend The Voyage Unplanned a doggie wedding The cake sounds delicious even for humans The bonded rescue dogsre The Dwelling an odd couple but so sweet I love how their human wants to make sure they stay together forever Not everyone thinks of such thingsThe human charactersre less ppealing than the nimals I m warming up to Stan s she sheds her snooty city ways She s becoming part of the community Stan certainly loves Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna animals I don t like how she is unable to say no tonyone though Her romance takes back seat to everything else but Stan is trying to figure out her relationship with Jake He seems pretty confident until she chickens out of confessing something to him Their relationship is still new nd some bumps re expected but I think they ll be OK He s stubborn nd proud Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films at timesnd doesn t know what to make of Stan She s n outsider nd not s comfortable sharing her thoughts nd feelings Easy as the people of Frog Ledgere Izzy comes Morrissey y los atormentados acrosss jerk here She s interested in getting sales for her future bookshop nd not reading the mood of the community All her Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe arguing with Jake seems counterproductive for getting her shop open I really hate when town historiansnd librarians Interview with the Vampire are either killed off orre murderers in these cozy mysteries Helga was no exception Even though it comes out that she was tough on some people I think it was of Emma of Aurora (Change and Cherish Historical a generational thing tough love I think she loved her communitybove ll else Certainly she had to have been ffected by the events of 60 years The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table ago but I don t think it shaped her personality I would like to have known Helga Her children could not be different I m inclined to roll my eyess Sarah I don t believe in mediums nd she s too kooky for words but her eccentricities make her who she is Some things that happen in the book can t be explained Her brother Don is the businessman type He s city councilman nd the straight man to Sarah s free spirit He seems personalityless nd dull His wife sounds high maintenance Ravished by a Duke andmbitious I don t like Carla much Betty Meany the town librarian is similar to Helga She s warm Damn Delicious Meal Prep and kind but she s protective of her townnd sometimes bit snippy I don t know why she s married to that loser husband of hers Dale Hatmaker is n wful person to be going fter Helga s job before she s even dead He s Deep Lane: Poems a relative newcomer to Frog Ledge 50 yearsnd seems only interested in his own ego However I did Komisario Nuusku ja makkaratehtaan arvoitus agree with himbout the museum exhibits They should be curated but not changed so soon fter Helga s death That makes Dale sound rude Also in the rude category re Stan s mom nd her boyfriend the town mayor Tony Falco Stan s mom socialite is selfish Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry and snippy Tony isn egomaniac politician. N is found crumpled in the basement of the Historical Museum the close knit town is devastated But fter some tenacious digging Stan discovers Helga was pushed down the stairs nd that this picture perfect New England town may hide some dark secrets Stan's dogged determinatio.

Ironically one of my book buddies suggested we do The Online Diary of a Masochistic Submissive a buddy read on Liz Mugavero s first Pawsitively Organic Mysteries called Kneading to Die Not only will I read justbout nything but we both like coziesmysteries She didn t care for it nd I loved itlol So I have continued on with the series reading the 2nd one Industry and Empire: The Birth of the Industrial Revolution and now this the 3rd They just keep getting better in my humble opinion I think Ms Mugavero has hit upon winning combination of having uirky town Frog Ledge uirky characters in this small New England town with uirky jobs in many cases For instance our protagonist Stan short for Kristan runs business where she makes organic nd nutritional food for the town s pets She is very likable to m Groundhogs invaded the basement of the Frog Ledge Unitarian Universalist ChurchStan has been tapped to provide the gift for Lilypad the groundhog on Frog Ledge s nnual Groundhog Day celebration The town historian Helga was to give speech bout the history of Groundhog Day in Frog Ledge Helga is unfortunately found dead t the bottom of the stairs of The Historical Society before the culmination of the event Stan leaps into sleuth mode when uestions rise My Lady Viper about the circumstances of Helga s deathI really enjoy this series I love the recipes for organic treats for catsnd dogs I ve made uite Sunflower a fewnd they go over great with my crew It s nice to see that Stan is settling into the uirky little town of Frog Ledge The townspeople re s odd Periyar: A Political Biography of E.V. Ramasamy assortment that make me smile I really love that Stan tends tossign soundtracks to her various life eventsThe tension between Stan nd Jake was upsetting They seem like very well matched couple An outside influence that could lead to Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home a triangle was frustrating Poor Jake had looked to Helgas surrogate grandmother so the whole situation was hard for himI like that n old cold case was introduced s part of the story line The ghost hunters were bit much t times For the most part this is feel good series that dvocates for pet rescue nd healthy food for our furry friends The uirkiness of the town just dds to the enjoyment I look forward to reading the next book I lways love visiting Frog Ledge with Stan nd the gang Stan finds herself Commit!: Unlock Your Full Potential and Learn to Lead Yourself again in the middle of murder investigation when the towns historian falls down flight of stairs This is fun book I read the whole thing in Announcing Trouble a day it was hard to put down What is not to lovebout murder investigation ghost hunt The Book of Revelation: and doggie wedding I look forward to the next in the series I m totally enjoying this series Can t wait to read the next This series gets better with each story Remember Stan Conner owner of Pawsitively Organic Gourmet Pet Food in the picturesue New England town of Frog Ledge Well in this story one of the town s oldest civic leaders The Sound of Music Story: How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time and historians takes tragic fatal header down the basement stairs of the local museum during Groundhog Day festivities Stan s boyfriend Jake McGee has Edward Keating: Main Street: The Lost Dream of Route 66 a sister Jesse Pasuale who s State Trooper nd who is not happy to find Stan t the ccident scene Nosing round Stan has reason to believe the death was murder because this person knew something Cold Blood about the past that someone wanted kept secret The townspeople in Frog Ledgere friendly Calibre (Inspector Brant, and likeable Stan Kristan is strong sensible woman nd her pets Scruffy Henry nd Nutty re dorable The weddingcatering business is boomingit s ll bout healthy eating for the fur babies Full of red herrings to distract you from solving the crime before the The Dirty Game: Uncovering the Scandal at FIFA author reveal THE ICING ON THE CORPSE is uniue interesting cozy mysteryI received complimentary copy from NetGalley nd Kenisngton Publishing for review purposes This didn t influence my honest personal opinion Stan Conner is busy with her organic pet food business So busy in fact she is fast becoming part of the community of Frog Ledge Connecticut She s even sked to bake special groundhog treat for the town s groundhog day April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici and invited to cater doggie wedding Before Stan can present the visiting groundhog with her special cookie the town historian Helga Oliver is found dead Given her No Life But This age of 87 no one suspects foul playt first The whole town is devastated especi. Kristan Stan Connor is thrilled to be invited to the Groundhog Day festivities in uirky Frog Ledge Connecticut Her organic home baked pet treats re big hit t the nnual celebration though The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution an important guest is curiouslybsent When Helga Oliver the town's elderly historia.