Review: Mud Bog Murder by: Lesley A. Diehl

by - Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Title: Mud Bog Murder
Author: Lesley A. Diehl
Publisher: Camel Press
Series: An Eve Appel Mystery #4
Pages: 231
Format: NetGalley e-book
Source: GEBT


When Jenny McCleary leases her property to be ravaged by the annual mud bog races, the small rural town of Sabal Bay, Florida, is divided into warring camps: environmental activists versus monster truck fans. Jenny, who frequents the consignment store owned by Eve Appel and her friend Madeleine, doesn’t seem to mind when Eve and Madeleine join the protesters the day of the races. During the race, Eve catches Jenny’s airborne head after it is tossed into the air by the wheels of a truck. Now every protester is a suspect in Jenny’s murder. What’s left of her alligator-gnawed body is found near the airboat business of Eve’s Miccosukee Indian friends, Sammy Egret and his grandfather. When more evidence turns up nearby, Grandfather is arrested. Even without the disembodied head, Eve has her hands full. The town resents her role in the protests and is boycotting the consignment shop on wheels. She is torn between two men—GQ-handsome, devoted PI Alex and tall, dark, and exotic Sammy. Jenny’s sweet and needy teenage daughter is dating a petty criminal. Will Eve and Madeleine ever be able to move into their new digs? Not unless the town forgives them. And not if whoever decapitated Jenny gets to Eve before she and her sleuthing buddies solve the mystery. Book 4 in the Eve Appel Mystery series.

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Eve Appel and her business associate Madeline as they are working in their second hand thrift business and are also protesting Mud Bog Racing.  Lately Madeline has been with "flu like symptoms" when during the protesting Eve catches a head of Jenny someone who shopped in her second hand thrift stores.  Eve feels compeled to helped Jenny's daughter anyway she can.  Meanwhile she is also working on her store and finding out whether people will boycott her due to her protesting.

I love Eve and her friends and familyMs. Diehl write such great stories with characters so full of life.  Not hollow characters, Eve seems to have many levels to her.  I loved following their journey in this story to see where it will head!  This book offered so much great friends tons of mystery and Eve on lots of adventures.  I can't wait to see where Ms. Diehl takes up next!


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