Monday, June 22, 2020

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Cast Iron Stake Through The Heart

Cast Iron Stake Through the Heart (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)

by Jodi Rath & Rebecca Grubb

About Cast Iron Stake Through the Heart

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher: MYS ED LLC; 1 edition (May 29, 2020)
~200 Pages

On again, off again, ON AGAIN–Jolie Tucker and Mick Meiser are giving their relationship another try. Things seem to be working out for them so far, and love is on the menu all over Leavensport! An unexpected pregnancy with a surprising partner, a therapist pairs off with the chief of police, and the mayor of Leavensport falls for Jolie’s Aunt Fern!

Although Leavensport is serving up affairs of the heart, there are a lot of mysterious activities lurking in the air. The townspeople awake to find freshly dug empty holes throughout the fields that were recently up for sale under suspicious circumstances. Jolie and Ava believe they are taking a break from solving murders when they start teaching an online cooking course–until they witness one of their students take a stake through the heart!

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!

Review:  Jolie and Ava are at it again when they witness the death of one of their online students get it during class.


I love how there's a sort of precursor to the crime when the cooking classes first start so that when the actual murder occurs, you are just like Jolie and Ava, not really sure it happened.

The classmates all have something in common too. So the mystery of why one friend from the "art cult" would be murdered is something to make you go "hmmm."

As the girls start unraveling secrets, and those girls from the class seem to have a lot of them, Jolie and her boyfriend Mick start to piece together their complicated relationship.

I really loved the twists and turn that the story took as the girls dug deeper into their students lives. I really didn't expect how things turned out in the end and that's an absolute bonus for me.

This was a fast paced, super fun read, with a whole lot of small town flair. A little bit of romance, a touch of quirkyness and of course a murder.

This was the first Cast Iron Skillet Mystery I've read, but it definitely won't be my last.

Rating: 5 flowers

About Jodi Rath

Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her nine cats.

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  • About Rebecca Grubb

    Rebecca Grubb utilizes her experience in the high school English classroom and her decades as a bookworm to coach writers and edit fiction and creative non-fiction. She enjoys reading and writing books, particularly mysteries and science fiction. She lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband and the three mischievous children.

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    Jodi Rath said...

    Hi there, I'm so thrilled you enjoyed this book! Also, we wanted to thank you so much for taking your time to read and review it. Have a wonderful day!

    Jodi Rath

    diannekc said...

    Sounds like a fun read. Looking forward to reading.

    Jodi Rath said...

    Thanks, Dianne! I hope you have a good time reading it! Have a great day!


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