Murder For Good Measure
A Cook-off Mystery #7
By: Devon DeLaney
Publish Date 13 September 2022
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Cooking, Food and Wine/ Mystery and Thrillers
I enjoyed this book. I gave it 4 stars. This is the 7th book in a series. I haven’t read the other books before reading this one and I didn’t feel lost in the story or the characters. The author did a good job of giving enough back story on each character.
The story opens with the store getting an estimate for a clean up after a flood in the small town. They will have to close the store while the repairs are being taken care of. This gives the main character some extra time. Our main character is extremely busy with other things that she does for the small town.
She also like to cook and enjoys competitive cook-offs. She decides to join the family cook-off with her next-door neighbor because she needs a child to help her. The next-door neighbor has twins, so they decided to join also. Sherry, who is the main character chooses the recipes they will be using. They have a couple of practice sessions before the main date.
The neighbors have a nanny who is from Ireland, and she has some crazy ideas and is always telling some folklore from her country. This bothers the neighbor mom who is named Joy. Joy is so upset that she decides to call the agency and have her removed.
When the cook-off happens, the nanny is nowhere in sight and is later found murdered. Who did it and why? Sherry is on the case and the clues lead to one person but did he, do it? You will have to read the book to find out.
I love the family dynamic in this book. Also, the friendship between Sherry and the neighbor.