Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 1
by Amy Metz
Genre: Cozy Mystery
When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.
A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.
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What a great start to a new series. We get introduced to a small Southern town that has it's very own language that we get to learn along with main character Tess after she moves there following a divorce. What she does not know is that the house she bought comes with some history that essentially puts in danger as both an old and new murder come to town. The mix of the past and present is smooth with nice transitions to keep the story moving. Meeting all the characters around town is a real treat that will carry over into future installments. This is nice cozy mystery that i recommend to fans of the genre. I really enjoyed it so I give it 4/5 stars.
Heroes & Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 2
Goose Pimple Junction is just recovering from a kidnapping and a murder, its first major crimes in years, when trouble begins anew. Life is turned upside down in the quirky little southern town with the arrival of several shifty hooligans: A philandering husband intent on getting his wife back, another murderer loose in town, a stalker intent on frightening Martha Maye, and a thief who’s stealing the town blind of their pumpkins, pies, and peace. Together, they’re scaring the living daylights out of the residents and keeping the new police chief busier than a set of jumper cables at a redneck picnic. Suddenly, he has his hands full trying to apprehend a killer, stop a stalker, and fight his feelings for the damsel in distress.
I admit this book threw me off a little bit. To start with we changed main characters with this one revolving around Martha Mae with Tess as a side character. All the other town personalities are still present though giving us much more insight into the layout of the town which I always like in a series. i now know a whole lot more about Martha's Ex and I admit I am not impressed. This was a nice story though with lots of twists before we get even one murder. The story heats up after that with lots of other odd things going on and as Martha and friends investigate things really get screwy. I gotta say that Aunt Ima had me cracking up in this installment with her commercial slogans. Overall this is a nice cozy mystery that has an eclectic Southern twist for readers to enjoy. I liked it so I give it 3/5 stars.
Short & Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 3
This is not your average Southern town. With a hint of mystery and a lot of laughs, you'll catch a glimpse of everyday life in Goose Pimple Junction in this short story compilation. Five short stories, one novella, and three recipes will give you more of the unique charm of Goose Pimple Junction, make you laugh, and have your mouth watering. If you want a feel-good read, you've come to the right place. Grab some sweet tea and escape to Goose Pimple Junction.
What a delightful look inside the laugh of the residents of Goose pimple Junction. Composed of short stories and one novella it was a quick read that goes nicely with the series giving us a little more insight into the lives of resident's that live there. While awful short it was still a pleasant read with some lovable characters. I especially liked the proposal story. A must read for fans of the series and for those that enjoy some Southern charm. I liked it so I give it 3/5 stars.
Rogues & Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 4
Sweet Southern belle Caledonia Culpepper and hit woman in training Wynona Baxter come up against crooked lawyers, restless husbands, a teenage hoodlum . . . it seems there are rogues and rascals everywhere you look in Goose Pimple Junction. When their paths cross, they prove there isn't a rogue or a rascal who can keep a good woman down. Mama always said there'd be days like this . . .
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Wonderful addition to this series about a cute Southern town. This time we get to focus on Caledonia as she keeps experiencing accidents. What she doesn't know is that a hired killer is in town and she is just really lucky. The back and forth between the two characters provides nice insight into both sides of the story and I can honestly say that I did not see the twist that happens near the end and the very end blew my mind. This is a must read for cozy mystery fans that like some Southern slang in their reading that comes from characters we can all relate to. I really enjoyed it so it gets 4/5 stars.
Amy Metz is the author of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series. She is a former first grade teacher and the mother of two sons. When not writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Pinterest, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky and loves a good Southern phrase.
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