Review: Death of A Country Fried Redneck by: Lee Hollis

by - Monday, July 07, 2014

Title: Death of A Country Fried Redneck
Author: Lee Hollis
Publisher: Kensington
Series:A Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #2
Pages: 304
Format: Kindle e-book
Source: Purchase


Local food and drink writer Haley Powell thinks she’s done solving murders in scenic Bar Harbor, Maine. But when a taste of the South comes to New England, Haley’s following another recipe for disaster…

As a single mom, Hayley Powell already has a full plate—she’s got deadlines to make and a teenage daughter with eyes for an aspiring singer-songwriter. But when country music superstar Wade Springer rolls into town, Hayley spies an irresistible side gig: personal chef to her all-American idol. After he tries her home cooking, Wade’s so impressed that he hires her on the spot—and invites her to dine with him alone.

Hayley and Wade are hitting all the right notes…until a body turns up. Wade’s tour bus was torched overnight and a roadie named Mickey Pritchett came out well-done. But the real cause of death isn’t barbecue: Mickey was shot, his mouth stuffed with one of Hayley’s trademark chicken legs. An ornery drunk, Mickey had already made plenty of enemies in town, but Wade’s reputation is on the rocks. Hayley reckons it’s up to her to settle this mess—a charbroiled mystery with all the fixin’s.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Haley Powell series.  Haley is excited because her favorite singer is coming to Bar Harbor and she is determined to cook for him and meet him.  After a failed attempt at meeting him after cooking him breakfast, she tries again to meet him at the Hotel bar and finds that she is unable to get past his security only when a friend of her's Liddy sets up an interview with Wade  Springer of course that falls apart when Hayley admits her deceit.

Not long into this book a murder is committed and it's up to Hayley and her friends to find out what is going on.  A lot of people seem to have motive to kill Mickey Pritchett but who really killed him and why?

I love going back to Hayley Powell her friends and family.  They are such a colorful group of people you can really appreciate.  It's like going back and watching a Murder She Wrote episode in Cabot Cove you just want to go back and see what the gang is up too.  This book is the same way you get to see what everyone is up too and who's on the hook for a murder charge.

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