Sunday, January 31, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Death of a Bad Apple by Penny Pike

 Title: Death of a Bad Apple
 Author: Penny Pike
 Series: Book 3 A Food Festival Mystery
 Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for Review From Author
 Rating: Five Stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 There's a killer that's rotten to the core lurking in Apple Valley, California. Aunt Abby who cooks the most delicious comfort food and Runs the "Big Yellow School Bus" food truck with her niece, Darcy and teenage son and computer hacker,Dillon. A apple festival is taking place in Apple Valley, California and Aunt Abby, Darcy and Dillon are heading there in the "Big Yellow School Bus". As part of the festival Aunt Abby is preparing her new recipe Salted Apple Caramel Tarts and Darcy wants to add more recipes to the cookbook she's writing.

 Someone wants to destroy all the apple farms and deliberately setting them on fire. There's a company that makes the "perfect apple" chocked with chemicals, that make the apple not go brown after its cut open and supposedly delicious to eat they are also looking to buy out all the farms. Coincidence? The apple farmers are up in arms about it because they grow organic apples and some of them feel they can't compete.

 Aunt Abby and her gang are staying at her friend, Honey's Enchanted Apple Inn for the weekend and a newspaper reporter who is writing about the festival is found murdered at the inn with Honey's own apple corer she becomes the prime suspect and then the supposed desendant of "Johnny Appleseed" is murdered in the hay maze. Darcy needs to find the bad apple in the bunch before it's too late. Her only hope is that she don't take a bite of the poison apple along the way.

 A food truck series with a lovable Aunt serving up the tastiest dishes with a mystery that's hard to beat. Clever and delectable, as delicious as a shiny red apple. Author Penny Pike pens a fast pased and entertaining mystery, perfect for the food lover at heart that's why I love this series. There's no shortage of food and edge of your seat thrills in Death of a Bad Apple.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are honest and our own.




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32 comments:

  1. Penny Pike is a "new-to-me" author and Death of a Bad Apple sounds intriguing. Thank you for introducing me to Ms. Pike's books.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  2. I love the locale in these stories. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  3. Sounds like a great fun read! grammyd01@comcast.net

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  4. Burning down the apple farms? Aunt Abby, Darcy and Dillon to the rescue! Can't wait to see how they solve this one.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  5. I have not read anything by this author yet but would love to!
    Njcar22@aol.com

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  6. I need to check this author out, this book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Allenxpaa@msn.com

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  7. Oh what's one more series added to the ever growing Mt. TBR? I have the first book in the series so I guess I need to starting reading it. moondance120(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Mrsalimashai@yahoo.com

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  9. I love this series. Aunt Abby and her bus are fun to read about. I own the first two books in this series and would be thrilled to add this one to my home library.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Delicious looking cover. Author new to me. Book
    sounds intriguing.
    Carol Smith
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  11. Always looking for new cozy mystery authors! pearl.r.meaker@gmail.com

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  12. It sounds like I need to add this series to my TBA list.

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  13. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com Have not had the pleasure of reading this series. Author and series being so new to me. But the post was most intriguing and I have added her books to my TBR. I am hoping this will be an early start to the series. I appreciate this chance to do so. Thank you

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  14. This series sounds captivating and special. I haven't read any books by this author but I know this would be enjoyable. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for this delightful cozy feature and giveaway which introduced me to a new author. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. Looks like a great book. Thank you for the give away
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  17. I love this series having read Death of a Chocolate Cheater! kat8762@aol.com

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  18. My interest is definitely piqued; thanks for the opportunity to win this book. My email address is: maforbes231@yahoo.com.

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  19. I haven't heard of this author and that is great as she sounds just wonderful. I would love to win this book. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  20. Thank you Tina for the intro & review of this new-to-me author & series!
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  21. I love reading cozies, sounds interesting. elainehurst@mac.com

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  22. I'd love to win! trishabalmer@gmail.com

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  23. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! Jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  24. A great title to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Thanks for the Giveaway. Another series to be added to my TBR pile.
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  26. This sounds like an enjoyable read. I haven't read any of this series yet, but have added to my TBR list. Thanks for a great giveaway.
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  27. Thanks for the chance to win. I love this series. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  28. I love this series. Looking forword to reading this new one

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  29. This is a new author for me. Thanks for the contest.
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  30. Sounds delicious to the very core and I love the cover...thanks for the contest...
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