The Uninvited Corpse

Food Blogger Mysteries, #1

"The Uninvited Corpse" is the first book in the Food Blogger Mystery series! It’s about Hope Early, a food blogger who must help solve a murder before her sister goes to jail!

I have to say that I really enjoyed reading it! The cover really drew me in with its vibrant colors. Upon reading the first page, I instantly connected with the Hope, sympathizing with her and liking her personality. I liked her strong attitude and her drive to do better.

The other characters were all quaint, making the small town of Jefferson come alive before my eyes. Everyone just came off as realistic and entertaining. The physical descriptions of the town were really beautiful and vivid, making me wish I could actually visit.

The mystery itself unfolded rather excitingly. It gripped me rather quickly and never let me go until I turned that last page. Many twists and turns were thrown at me, giving the book an unpredictable edge that I loved.

Overall, it’s an excellent start to a new cozy series! The characters were great, the mystery was exciting, and the ending left me satisfied. I highly recommend.

Book Blurb for The Uninvited Corpse

Leaving behind a failed career as a magazine editor and an embarrassing stint on a reality baking show, newly divorced lifestyle entrepreneur Hope Early thought things were finally on the upswing—until she comes face-to-face with a murderer . . .

Hope’s schedule is already jam packed with recipe testing and shameless plugs for her food blog as she rushes off to attend a spring garden tour in the charming town of Jefferson, Connecticut. Unfortunately, it isn’t the perfectly arranged potted plants that grab her attention—it’s the bloody body of reviled real estate agent Peaches McCoy . . .


One of the tour guests committed murder, and all eyes are on Hope’s older sister, Claire Dixon—who, at best, saw Peaches as a professional rival. And suspicions really heat up when another murder occurs the following night. Now, with two messy murders shaking Jefferson and all evidence pointing to Claire, Hope must set aside her burgeoning brand to prove her sister’s innocence. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer intent on making sure her life goes permanently out of style . . .

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2018 5.00