Excellent read, as usual. This is the 6th in the series. Great plot, great characters, great mystery. Farmer is one of the best when it comes to writing the Cozy mystery! I just can't get enough of Maddie, Wes, Holly and the rest.
Her books get better with each new one out. I enjoyed this and was stunned by who the killer actually turned out to be.
Funny, weird mystery. A "beach" book!
I had never read this author before. It's a delightful book.
"At first, the dazzling Jazz Ball and charity auction for L.A.'s prestigious Woodburn School of Music promises to be event planner Madeline Bean's greatest triumph to date--both professionally and personally--until everything goes straight to Hell."
This was my favorite book of the Madeline Bean series. I really enjoyed the characters, and the story flowed so well. I like the whole series, but this was the best (so far).
I really enjoyed this series. I love mystery cozies, and had picked one up written by Joan Rivers with help from Jerrilyn Farmer. I ended up joining this book club to find this book and the other ones in the series. I have to say I enjoyed this one and the rest of the series
Sixth book in the Mad Bean catering mystery series.
Wes and Holly are celebrating the conclusion of another outstanding party. They're a little concerned since Madeline had left for home a little earlier then normal dog tired, but they think she'll be fine tomorrow. Then they hear the news bulletin. Someone has been murdered in Madeline's bed.
Twelve hours earlier, Madeline and her employees and co-workers are getting ready for the Jazz Ball, a huge event to raise money for the Woodburn School for Music. Madeline runs out to get something from her car, only to find trash all over the place. On closer examination, she finds it's personal papers belonging to a neighbor. She's shock when her offer to return the papers is met with hostility and the offer of a blackmail payment.
If that weren't enough, the prize item from the charity auction at the ball, a rare saxophone, vanishes without a trace. What could have happened to it? Throw in the return of Chuck Honnett and a new love interest, and Madeline's life may be more complicated then she knows what to do with. Especially if she doesn't know whom to trust.
It's no secret that this series has been a favorite since I first found it a couple years ago. This entry finds Madeline, and her author, in top form. The plot weaves all over the place before we reach a heart pounding climax. The characters spring off the page, especially Madeline, Wes, and Holly. And the two sidekicks get plenty of "page" time this go around. They really do make a great trio. Jerrilyn Farmer has such a fun, breezy writing style that it's easy to be sucked into the book and hard to put it down.
This is a series to savor.
Good book. When you put delicious food, handsome men and beautiful women together with murder and mystery, you've got to have a winner on your hands.