Any Pot in a Storm
by Sandra Balzo
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Pub Date 05 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2023
Coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen has reluctantly travelled north with her business partner, Sarah Kingston, to cater for a weekend writers’ retreat at Payne Lodge log cabin. The remote location deep in the Wisconsin forest is the perfect setting for mystery writing workshops . . . and murder.
Maggy’s no fan of the outdoors, but forest bugs are the least of her worries when lightning strikes the lodge during a storm and she and Sarah discover the body of the retreat’s organiser, editor of the local newspaper and president of the Brookhills Writers’ Club, Kate McNamara. It seems that Kate had annoyed many of the retreat’s attendees, but who hated her enough to plot her murder?
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Average rating from 7 members
At a weekend writer's retreat in deep Wisconsin, Mangy and her business partner Sarah are set to cater the weekend. During a storm lightning hits the lodge. The event's coordinator is found dead. While trying to solve the mystery they discover the organizer had made many people upset. Great characters that are well developed. Good story plot. Love the setting. Thanks#Netgalley and #SevernHouse for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
Murder Most Foul…
The sixteenth in the Maggy Thorsen series of mysteries and a writer’s retreat, an unexpected storm and murder most foul are all on the horizon when Maggy reluctantly agrees to cater an event. Obviously catering is most definitely Maggy’s thing - but the great outdoors is most definitely not - and the writer’s retreat at Payne Lodge log cabin is calling. Soon Maggy is less worried about the insect life and more concerned with a murderer in their midst. Entertaining, laced with humour, a plot populated with a well drawn and eclectic cast of characters and with a solid mystery at its’ heart - this is a worthy addition to this well written, long running series.
This felt a lot more lighthearted than a pot of the murder mysteries I read but it works well for the characters and the plot. It was a quick read but the characters all felt well developed and I enjoyed the locked room style mystery. It was actually a nice change form the amount of murder/ thrillers I've read recently where gore for shock factor seem to be the main factor. This just relied on good writing, well formed characters and a good plot
Someone's killed Kate, the organizer of a writers' conference being held in a remote cabin the Wisconsin woods. Luckily, Maggy, who reluctantly agreed to cater the event (she's not a woods kind of person) is there and on the case, She works through the list of suspects (basically everyone present) to find the villain, This is fairly standard cozy stuff but it's got some humor and I liked the idea of the cabin, I'd not read the earlier books but no problem- this will be fine as a standalone. Thanks to netgalley for the ARC, A good read.