Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Sweet Pepper Hero

Sweet Pepper Hero: A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Published by Penguin Random House, LLC.
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425279236



Old rivalries heat up in the fourth Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade mystery from the national bestselling author of In Hot Water.
Fire chief Stella Griffin has been put in charge of judging the annual recipe contest, but Eric—her resident ghost and true culinary genius—has vanished. Before she can track down his latest haunt, she’s called in to investigate a local moonshine distillery that was set ablaze, making her realize there’s more than pies and cakes cooking in Sweet Pepper.
As rumors of a revived whiskey war ignite, Stella turns to the town’s elders to help her find answers. The past might have some clues as to what has sparked the present fires. But when following a lead lands her in buried rubble, Stella realizes she must extinguish this case fast or she might be going down in flames.

About The Authors

J. J. Cook is a pseudonym for a married couple who writes mysteries, mostly set in the South, with a touch of paranormal and romance.
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Review: This is the fourth book in the Fire Brigade Mystery Series. This is a totally unique series that mixes paranormal and cozy mystery in a way that will make you want more.

Stella is the chief of the Fire brigade and Eric is the ghost of a former fire brigade. At the beginning of the story, Eric is being held prisoner by a local psychic a long with several other ghosts.

I love these characters. Stella is a particularly strong character. She's not ditzy, she's hardworking and really caring when it comes to the members of her brigade and even more so when it comes to Eric, (the ghost). I don't think I've ever wanted a love match between a human and a ghost before, but I really like Eric.

The mystery in this story involves illegal whiskey (hooch) and as Stella tries to find out if there is a war between bootleggers, someone seems to be out to stop her.

I liked how the story mystery and Eric's ghosts were a significant part of the story, but you don't find out just how much until the end.

The characters are so well written and likable, even the ones you shouldn't like. I have to say that I do like Stella's grandfather. I know he's a questionable character, but I think he does care for her and even has her best interests at heart.

Fantastic book!

Rating: 5 flowers


kiki said...

Can't wait to read it !!

holdenj said...

Great review! Hooch! Mysteries! Food!!
Sounds great!

Linda Herold said...

This looks like my kind of book! I want to read it!

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