Monday, March 15, 2021

Blog Tour: Marriage and Murder by Penny Reid


Marriage and Murder, an-all new quirky and witty cozy mystery and the second book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

The Devil is in the details . . .

Cletus Byron Winston wishes to marry Jennifer Anne Donner-Sylvester (aka The Banana Cake Queen) posthaste! He’s spent the last year wanting nothing more than for the celebrations to be brief, libations flowing, and BYOB (bring your own blueberries). His future mother-in-law has other plans, plans his intended has been willing to indulge, much to Cletus’s chagrin. Therefore, so must he. To a point. But truth be told, he wouldn’t mind if the meddlesome matriarch disappeared, at least until the nuptials are over.

On the night of Cletus and Jenn’s long-awaited engagement party, just when the surly schemer is of a mind to take matters into his own hands, a shocking event upends everyone’s best laid plans and sends the small hamlet of Green Valley into complete disarray. The final months leading up to Cletus and Jenn’s matrimonial bliss are plagued with chaos and uncertainty. Will Cletus and Jenn finally make it to the altar? Or will murder and mayhem derail their happily-ever-after?
And most importantly, who done it?

‘Marriage and Murder’ is the second book in the cozy mystery series Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries. It is best read after Winston Brothers #3, ‘Beard Science’ (which can be read as a standalone) and Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1, ‘Engagement and Espionage.’

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My review: 5 stars!

WELL. Many thanks to Penny Reid for another installment of my beloved Cletus Byron Winston and his bride-to-be Jennifer Sylvester. What an utter delight Marriage and Murder was! I never used the highlight feature on my Kindle as much as I do when I get to get in Cletus's head.

"Who says I expect you to think straight? Let's think crooked."

"But then a short woman baker blackmailed me, distracted me, and changed my life and my heart forever with a dark chocolate confection she'd called compassion cake."

"No mentally healthy person would be able to chitchat with a pair of cold, hard man nipples at their eye level."

"Wearing coveralls meant I could ask them to do messy deeds. What good were groomsmen if they couldn't do messy deeds?"

And the best, most swoon-worthy....
"Every day, I want you to know that I would marry you, that I love and adore you no less but always more than the day before."

I adore Cletus and all his plotting and his dubious morals, although we've seen such character growth from Cletus since we met him in Beard Science. I love seeing what Jenn does to him- what having her in his life means. He's a much more settled and rational Cletus, although still insanely intelligent and intuitive. I adore seeing how much Jenn has grown away from her controlling parents and the effect the entire Winston family has had on her. She's simply delightful and SO FLIPPING STRONG! And we are certainly treated to some steam in this installment- thank goodness Cletus and Jenn finally got some alone time!

I am a big fan of suspense being rolled in to my romance, and Marriage and Murder certainly checked that box. It was twisty and turny and, although I hate to say this about murder..... fun. Solving for Pie is such a great series and I can't wait for the next book!

Meet Penny Reid
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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