Review: Death of A Pumpkin Carver by: Lee Hollis

by - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Title: Death of A Pumpkin Carver
Author: Lee Hollis
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #8
Pages: 320
Format: e-book
Source: Personal Purchase


For Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Halloween is all about costume parties and holiday treats—until a killer crashes the party...

This Halloween, Hayley can’t imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley’s determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he’s in financial trouble—again.

Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny’s moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery—and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit . . . before anyone else—including her—ends up in the graveyard...

My Thoughts:

Hayley is getting ready for Halloween her favorite time of year with lots of candy when she arrives home and finds carved pumpkins at her house which is sure fire sign that Danny Powell is back in Maine.  She finds him at his uncle's house.  Determined to win her back regardless of what she wants but Hayley is waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Add to this a couple of guys are following Danny and making Danny very uneasy.  When Danny tries to leave Sergio informs Hayley of the death of Danny's uncle which causes him to stay but when he tries to leave soon after Sergio drags him back and requests Hayley to let him stay with her.  Who killed Danny's uncle and why?  What does this have to do with Danny's arrival in Maine?

I love Hayley and her friends are family are so fun to read about and see what they are up to next this one didn't disappoint and shed some life to her mysterious ex-husband and what he's been up too.  This book also went deep into the world of authors and watching as Hayley's son Dustin submitted his novel to a popular author and where that led.  Can't wait to see where Hayley winds up next!

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