Friday, May 6, 2016

Book Review: Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon (giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from William Morrow, via Edelweiss, 
for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

This new book comes out on the 10th!

death at breakfast cover


Retired New York City private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend, society matron Hope Babbin, are off on a weeklong vacation to Maine, to visit Hope’s son and attend a master cooking class at the picturesque Oquossoc Mountain Inn. The worst tragedy they anticipate is a boring fellow guest or a fallen souffl√©. 

But their quiet idyll is disrupted by the arrival at the inn of a boorish couple, Alexander and Lisa Antippas, and Lisa’s sister, Glory. Imperious Hollywood one-percenters, Alex and Lisa are also the parents of the latest pop sensation, teen icon Artemis. Discord enters with the family, closely followed by disaster. When a suspicious late-night fire at the inn is brought under control, Alex’s charred body is found in the ashes. 

Enter the local deputy sheriff, Buster Babbin, who is Hope’s long-estranged son and a former student of Maggie’s. Buster needs a success, and Hope and Maggie, informed by a lifetime of observing human nature, coupled with a certain cynicism about small town justice and a healthy dose of curiosity, decide there is role for them to play here.


For those who like old styled mysteries, a la Agatha Christie, then this is the type of book for you. It is nice It is nice to see older leading characters, as just like TV, they tend to run in the 20-35 yr old range! Think a younger version of Angela Landsbury and Paula Dean and you're close! This would be a fun series to bring to the small screen (calling Lifetime!). This is a quick, fun romp, that is perfect for taking by pool or beach side! It also makes a great book to give to Mom, when you just don't know what to give her! And because it's book one of this new series, you can give her more editions in the series for additional gifts! 

About the Author:

Beth Gutcheon is the critically acclaimed author of nine previous novels: The New Girls Still MissingDomestic Pleasures Saying GraceFive Fortunes,  More Than You KnowGood-bye and Amen, andGossip. She is the writer of numerous film scripts, including Without a Trace, and the Academy Award-nominee The Children of Theatre Street. She lives in New York City.


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