Cold Pressed Murder

An Olive Grove Mystery, #2

"Cold Pressed Murder" is the second book in the Olive Grove Mystery series. It’s about Eva, a woman who must solve the murder of a celebrity chef because her sister was the last one seen with the victim.

I haven’t read the first book in the series, but it wasn’t really hard to jump right into the second.

The beginning did have a very slow start to it. It was a bit boring, which was surprising since so much happened, but it all felt like fluff and unneeded details. For example, there was lots of setting description that was just unnecessary and boring.

Eva, the main character, and all the other characters—at first—all came off as flat and dry. I didn’t really care for them, but once I got about halfway through the book, I really started to enjoy them. They grew on me in a good way.

The mystery itself, along with the plot, was what kept me reading. It was very interesting and riveting.

Overall, I liked this book. Even though the beginning was a bit boring and the characters were dry at first, the mystery is very addicting and fun. If you like cozies, I suggest giving it a shot.

Book Blurb for Cold Pressed Murder

Eva Knox and her quirky Southern family are back in the second in the “intriguing”* culinary mystery series.

It’s the pits for the attendees of the annual Farm Family Fare in Abundance, Georgia, when olive oil farmer Eva Knox finds herself in the middle of a murder case...

Eva and the residents of Knox Plantation are oozing with excitement over the activities planned for the Farm Family Fare. The weekend event consists of two days of tours, exhibitions, music, tastings, and, most important, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs from the Chow Network. The enthusiasm, however, begins to dribble away after one of the star chefs goes missing—and is later found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck.

The scandal gets messier after the police discover that Eva’s sister Daphne spent the night with the victim right before he died, making her the prime suspect for his murder. It’s up to Eva, with the help of her other sister, Pep, and her best friend, Precious, to track down the real killer before Daphne finds herself squeezed into handcuffs...


Night Owl Reviews May, 2017 3.50