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War and Peach

by Susan Furlong

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Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with allthe gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner. Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames-with him inside of it. The town casts its vote against Margie, but Nola isn't convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder. Now to clear Margie's name Nola will have to work fast under pressure, before Margie gets taken in by the fuzz... INCLUDES RECIPES!… (more)
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Nola Mae Harper is finally settled down back home in Cays Mill, Georgia, helping out on her family’s peach farm and running her shop Peachy Keen. She is enjoying the return to small-town life - even the contentious upcoming mayoral election. Her quiet life, however, is interrupted when one of the candidates, Clem Rogers, is murdered and someone close to her is under suspicion of having killed him. Nola must hurry to catch the killer before the wrong person goes to jail.

“War and Peach” - I just love that title! - is the wonderfully done third book in Susan Furlong’s Georgia Peach cozy mystery series. This is one of my favorite series - I was hooked from the start of the series on Nola. her family, friends, and even the peach farm. I love Nola Mae as a character who tried to escape her past by leaving Cays Mill but has returned to help out her family. She may be a bit flawed (aren't we all?) but her loyalty to her family is admirable - especially in this book where she has to make some hard decisions about her future. Small-town life is wonderfully portrayed in this book - Nola isn't the only one who can't quite escape the past - and plays an important part in this mystery. As for the mystery itself - it is extremely well plotted - one of the best plotted mysteries I have ever read. While there are plenty of twists and turns in the book, the clues are all - they are little bits thrown out that will nag at the reader just like they nag at Nola. As for events at the end of the book - including when the killer was revealed - they left me both happy and sad. I ended up with what I call a “book hangover” - reluctant to leave these characters that I have come to love.

“War and Peach” is an excellent cozy mystery by Susan Furlong. ( )
  drebbles | Feb 7, 2017 |
War And Peach is the third book in the A Georgia Peach Mystery series.

Another wonderful addition to this delicious series.

Nola Mae Harper is enjoying success with her specialty shop Peachy Keen. Not only is the shop doing a good business, but the online business is also picking up. Nola Mae has hired a young lady, Carla Fini, to help in the store and with their website. Not only does she do well helping the customers, but is equally adept at updating the website. In addition, he has come up with some exciting new additions to the product base.

The residents of Cays Mill are looking forward to the Mayor’s election, it pits Clem Rogers, a local peach farmer against Margie Price, owner of the Sunny Side Up B&B and a transplanted Northerner. Ray Harper, Nola’s father, has paid Clem Roger a visit to discuss his undercutting Ray deal with Snyder. Shortly after Ray returns home the family notices the sky filling with smoke from a fire. They realize that it must be coming from Clem’s farm and head over to see what’s on fire. Upon arriving they find that the farm’s barn is on fire, but no one knows where Clem is. Once the firemen are able to enter the barn they find the body of Clem dead, having been stabbed with a pitchfork. Suspicion immediately falls on Ray as they have had bad feelings that went back to when they were teenagers. When Maudy Payne, the local sheriff, comes to take Ray is for questioning, he is experiencing chest pains and she accuses him faking. Payne has had it out for the Harper’s since she was in high school and Nola’s sister beat her up. Nola needs to look for the murderer before her father is jailed.

Clem had claimed he had information that would show Price was unfit to be mayor and would reveal the information at a debate had been scheduled for the night of his death. Another suspect is John Whitaker, a guest at Price’s B&B. Whitaker is not willing to share much information about himself and has been seen sneaking about the B&B and a shed in the backyard. Also on Nola’s radar is the boyfriend, Lucas, of Clem’s niece, Tessa. Lucas has supposedly been fired by Clem. With the help of Nola’s former boyfriend, Dane, a PI that had been hired by Price, set off to clear her father’s name.

Most all of the regular characters are back once to provide whatever help they can for Nola Mae. The pesky reporter, Frances Simms, is back once again trying to get information to embellish on and publish. Every book needs a character that you love to hate!

Included in this book are Southern Girl’s Secrets at the beginning of each chapter, a much-appreciated map of Cays Mill and also delicious recipes.

Will be watching for the next book in this enjoyable series. ( )
  FredYoder | Feb 3, 2017 |
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Nola Mae Harper is too busy restocking the jars of preserves and chutney flying off the shelves of her shop, Peachy Keen, to keep up with allthe gossip about the upcoming mayoral election, but she does know the debate is sure to be a real barn burner. Local farmer Clem Rogers claims he has a bombshell that could take small business owner Margie Price out of the running. But before Clem can reveal his juicy secret at the debate, his actual barn goes up in flames-with him inside of it. The town casts its vote against Margie, but Nola isn't convinced the hardworking woman is capable of murder. Now to clear Margie's name Nola will have to work fast under pressure, before Margie gets taken in by the fuzz... INCLUDES RECIPES!

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