It’s a marriage made in murder in the new Cranberry Cove Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Peg Cochran!
The long-awaited wedding of Monica and Greg is the highlight of the harvest season in Cranberry Cove, drawing friends from far and wide to help them celebrate. Among the guests are an old college friend of Monica’s and the woman’s boisterous new husband, a man with many enemies and more than a few bitter women in his past. When he turns up dead on a boat, the victim of a fatal stabbing, Monica steps in once again to unravel the mystery.
As she dredges up clues and wades through a long list of suspects, Monica’s sleuthing becomes all the more pressing when the local police are convinced that her friend did the deed. Monica will have to clear her name fast and track down the real culprit as the killer threatens to bring her sweet wedded bliss to a bitter end.
Includes tasty recipes!
Praise for Berried Secrets:
“Cozy fans and foodies rejoice—there’s a place just for you and it’s called Cranberry Cove.” —New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams
“A fun whodunnit with quirky characters and a satisfying mystery. This new series is as sweet and sharp as the heroine’s cranberry salsa.” —New York Times bestselling author Sofie Kelly
About the Author:
Peg Cochran is the USA Today bestselling author of the Lucille Mysteries, the Gourmet De-Lite Mysteries, the Cranberry Cove Mysteries, and also, writing as Meg London, the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie series. She has two daughters, a stepdaughter and stepson, a beautiful granddaughter, and a Westhighland white terrier named Reggie. You can read more at www.pegcochran.com and www.meglondon.com.
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Fourth book in series!
Berried at Sea by Peg Cochran is the fourth novel in A Cranberry Cove Mystery series. Monica Albertson is marrying Greg Harper in Cranberry Cove, Michigan. Monica recently ran into her old college friend, Andrea Bowman in town and invited her and her new husband, Bruce to the wedding. She soon regrets inviting Andrea and her boisterous, disagreeable husband. Bruce is later found dead in a boat washed up on the beach by the newlyweds. An upset Andrea stops by Sassamanash Farm to ask Monica to use her sleuthing skills to track down Bruce’s killer. It turns out that Bruce was not well-liked and there are a number of people who are not saddened by his death. Monica has barely begun her deep dive when Andrea is arrested. She knows Andrea is innocent and intends to prove it. Who disliked Bruce enough to kill him? Monica wades through the suspect list and the clues to reveal the killer.
Berried at Sea is nicely written, easy to read and has a good pace. It is much shorter than the previous books in this series. I like the characters in A Cranberry Cove Mystery series. They are well-developed and likeable. I like the addition of Kit Tanner, Monica’s new baking assistant. It is a good thing she hired him since she spent little time in the new kitchen. There are plenty of cozy moments (cooking, chatting, spending time with friends, and lovey dovey moments) as Monica gets married and settles into life with her new spouse. She is happy to spend time with her new hubby and is not particularly interested in sleuthing (that’s a change). Of course, Greg would prefer she not get involved. I do wish there had been more on the wedding (I felt shortchanged). It was interesting to find out about cranberry harvesting. The mystery was straightforward, and readers will have no problem identifying the culprit. You do not need many clues to figure it out (armchair sleuths will probably peg the killer without any assistance). Monica spends time questioning suspects, but there is little action until the end. The dominant feature of Berried at Sea is romance with the mystery far off in the horizon. Monica must also spend time consoling Gina. Jeff and Lauren are working on their wedding. Lauren keeps changing her mind about details. She was still dithering about her colors at the end (we will have to wait and see). Monica and Kit have noticed that groceries are missing. At the end, Monica believes she has stumbled upon the solution. I wish the author had fully resolved this storyline. I am giving Berried at Sea 3 out of 5 stars. I felt that it was not as good as the previous novels in this series.