Book Reviews of A Peach of a Murder (Fresh-Baked Mystery, Bk 1)

A Peach of a Murder (Fresh-Baked Mystery, Bk 1)
A Peach of a Murder - Fresh-Baked Mystery, Bk 1
Author: Livia J. Washburn
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451219749
ISBN-10: 0451219740
Publication Date: 10/3/2006
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 118 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed A Peach of a Murder (Fresh-Baked Mystery, Bk 1) on + 335 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I had a hard time getting into this one. The characters weren't well rounded and I couldn't feel any emotional attachment to them so I didn't really care what happened to them. I think the series has potential, but needs a bit of work.
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Helpful Score: 6
As a first book in a series it was okay. The characters are passably likeable,hopefully they will be a bit more developed as time goes on. Good enough to read the second one.
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Helpful Score: 3
1st in a new series! I really enjoyed it and I look forward to the next one coming out in the fall. The story is set in Weatherford, TX and mentions the Peach Festival. I live in TX and have heard of the festival but have never been. I just may have to go and check it out!

From the back of book:

All year round, retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom is as sweet as pie--peach pie, of course, made with Parker County peaches, the sweetest in the state of Texas. All year, except during the Peach Festival, whose blue ribbon has slipped through Phyllis's fingers more than once...

Everyone's a little shaken when the corpse of a no-good local turns up underneath a car in his own barn. But even as Phyllis engages in some amateur sleuthing, she won't let it distract her from outbaking her rivals and winning the uncoming Peach Festival contest.

She and all other contestants guard their secret original recipes with their lives--and talk a whole lot of trash. With her unusual spicy peach cobbler, Phyllis hopes to knock 'em dead. But that's just an expression--never in her wildest dreams does she think her cobbler will actually kill a judge. Now she's suspected of murder, and she's got to bake this case wide open...
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought I would like this better than I did but I know others who have enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This mystery was pretty good, I didn't know til almost the end of the book who was the killer. It does move slower than some of the other mystery books I have read.
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Helpful Score: 2
not very believeable, but a fun read. wish the author understood dementia better. but she does understand retired teachers! And cooks!
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book, the characters are great. Looking forward to the next in the series. What a pleasure to read. Great cozy.
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Helpful Score: 1
"A Peach of a Murder" is the first book in the Fresh-Baked Mystery series. I enjoy the book especially the cooking contest aspect of it. I am hoping that the characters will continue to grow so I am looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the series "Murder by the Slice".
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I enjoyed this book a great deal. It appears I found yet another series that captures my attention. I felt like I wanted to be right there helping Phyllis every step of the way!
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This started a little slow, but picked up quickly. It was well writen and had a well developed plot with many twists and turns. the characters were believeable and interesting people with a genuine humaness to them.

I have the next one in the series on its way to read.
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I didn't like this book as much as the other cozy mysteries I've read but it was ok.
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Yummy new cozy.
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Cute fast read.
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First in a new series. Easy read.
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This book is also available in paperback under a different ISB#. I liked the story, but now I have to go back and read the first in the series, as I didn't realize I was reading out of order.
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Enjoyed this "First" in the series.....am looking forward to the next installment......
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Not in perfect shape. Humidity in Austin- Cute and well constructed