Mini Review: Murder on the Menu (Book #1: The Nosey Parker Mysteries Series) by Fiona Leitch

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Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home. Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer.

But there’s nothing like having your first job back at home to be catering an ex-boyfriend’s wedding to remind you of just how small your village is. And when the bride, Cheryl, vanishes Jodie is drawn into the investigation, realizing that life in the countryside might not be as quaint as she remembers…

With a missing bride on their hands, there is murder and mayhem around every corner but surely saving the day will be a piece of cake for this not-so-amateur sleuth?

Source: NetGalley and One More Chapter Rating: 3/5 stars

The Bottom Line: Once again, I find myself completely on the fence with a book.  Jodie Parker has found herself turning over an entirely new leaf in her very small hometown.  After leaving the London police force, she’s back home and looking to start a catering business.  While the work is radically different from her former job, she’s looking forward to the change and not constantly worrying her daughter about her safety.  With her first job lined up, Jodie is ready and willing to work hard and build her business, what she doesn’t count on is an ex-boyfriend, a runaway bride, and a dead body before the vows can even be spoken. Though she tries to stay out of the investigation, old habits die hard, and Jodie finds herself in the thick of the mystery.  Yet again, I am in the position of not disliking this book, but also not finding anything that makes me want to come back for more.  There are simply too many cozy mysteries out there for me to hang on to a series that doesn’t just bowl me over.

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