Autumn has arrived in the small town of Wings Falls in upstate New York, and children's book author Samantha Davies couldn't be happier. She's excited to attend the town's annual Taste of Wings Falls craft and food festival with her boyfriend Detective Hank Johnson. The fair features several booths, like the one Sam's rug hooking group, the Loopy Ladies, have set up as a fundraiser to send underprivileged children to summer camps, as well as home-grown vegetables, like the 2,000-pound pumpkin grown by Farmer Scooter that he's proudly displayed on the back of his truck. But maybe the biggest draws for the fair is the barbeque cook-off. Samantha is friends with the owners of the three restaurants participating, but she is betting on Franny Goodway, the owner of Sweetie Pie's Café, taking home this year's coveted first place prize.
But things take a stomach-churning turn when several fair goers become ill after chowing down on Franny's pulled pork delight. Franny insists it's not her fault... but when Sam sees Franny vehemently arguing with the new loan officer at the town's bank, she knows something is wrong.
Little did Sam know how wrong.
That evening as Sam takes her dachshund, Porkchop, for a stroll, she finds the body of the loan officer...crushed under a 2,000 pound pumpkin and deader than the fall leaves covering the ground! Franny instantly becomes the number one suspect, and it's up to Sam to prove her friend innocent of the man's murder. Can she find a killer, and navigate her relationship with her detective boyfriend, and save Sweetie Pie's Café?
"A doggone entertaining mystery filled with small town scandals! Funny and entertaining!"
~ Fresh Fiction
BBQ, Poison & Murder
A lot happening in this book and Sam finds herself in the middle of it all. I really enjoyed reading this. I love the original storyline and hobby of the main character and of course the Doxie Porkchop! I look forward to reading more.
Small town quirkiness, murder, pets and rug hooking enthusiasts!
Pups, Pumpkins, and Murder is a well plotted mystery with small town quirkiness, murder, pets and rug hooking enthusiasts! I love this series with older couples and the cousin sleuths. There are always too many suspects and possible motives, but the murder victim was one unpleasant man!i never figure out who did it, but I love spending time with the cousins and the rest of the hooking ladies. The book captured and held my attention. It was not lights out until I reached the end!