Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Book Review: Murder and Moonshine by Carol Miller

Title: Murder and Moonshine
Author: Carol Miller
Publisher: Macmillan
Format: e-Book
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Reviewed by: Tess
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Summary from Amazon:
All small towns have secrets---and plenty of them---as every small-town waitress knows. Daisy is no different. A young, recently separated waitress at H & P’s Diner in sleepy southwestern Virginia, she hears more than her fair share of neighborhood gossip while serving plates of hash and peach cobbler. But when a reclusive old man shows up at the diner one day, only to drop dead a few minutes later, Daisy quickly learns that some secrets are more dangerous to keep than others---especially when there are money and moonshine involved.

The man’s death was suspicious, and no longer sure who she can trust, Daisy turns sleuth while also seeking to protect her sick mother and keeping a handle on Aunt Emily, her goading, trigger-happy landlord. Caught between whiskey and guns, a handsome ATF agent and a moonshine-brewing sweet talker, and a painful past and a dangerous present, Daisy has her work cut out for her. There’s trouble brewing in her small town, and before it passes, many secrets will come to light.

Carol Miller makes a memorable debut in Murder and Moonshine, the first of an intriguing new mystery series.

Review:
If Carol Miller continues this series, I think she will have a hit on her hands.

Virginia is the setting for this story of murder and moonshine. Daisy, a young waitress, finds herself in the middle of the towns latest death. On a quiet day, in the gossip center of town,the diner, an old hermit Dickerson, enters the diner, mumbles the word "burger" and drops dead. Soon Daisy and her friends find themselves involved with guns, F.B.I. agents, the local police and oh yes, moonshine. Secrets that most small towns seem to have are no stranger here. Among the secrets, and rumors, how is one to know if this death is natural, or if old man DIckerson murdered, and who would have hated this old man enough to murder him?

The enchanting small town, and the easy to like characters are very believable.

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