Murder on the Menu by Fiona Leitch #BookReview #OneMoreChapter #NoseyParkerMystery#1 #NetGalley #4*

‘A sparklingly delicious confection to satisfy the mystery reader’s appetite’

~ Helena Dixon, bestselling author of the Miss Underhay Mysteries

The first book in a NEW cosy mystery series!

Still spinning from the hustle and bustle of city life, Jodie ‘Nosey’ Parker is glad to be back in the Cornish village she calls home.

Having quit the Met Police in search of something less dangerous, the change of pace means she can finally start her dream catering company and raise her daughter, Daisy, somewhere safer.

But there’s nothing like having your first job back at home to be catering an ex-boyfriend’s wedding to remind you of just how small your village is. And when the bride, Cheryl, vanishes Jodie is drawn into the investigation, realising that life in the countryside might not be as quaint as she remembers…

With a missing bride on their hands, there is murder and mayhem around every corner but surely saving the day will be a piece of cake for this not-so-amateur sleuth?

The first book in the Murder on the Menu cosy mystery series. Can be read as a standalone. A humorous cosy mystery with a British female sleuth in a small village. Includes one of Jodie’s Tried and Tested Recipes! Written in British English. Mild profanity and peril.

Fabulous Start to a New Series!

I think I’m going to like this series – Nosey Parker is my kind of girl!

Jodie Parker has come back home. After serving as a police officer in the Met. she wants to spend a quieter life with her daughter Daisy. Having retrained for a new career, Jodie is setting up her own business and, as luck would have it, her first job is catering for an old friend’s wedding. When the bride vanishes, Jodie can’t help but get caught up in the ensuing investigation – is it a missing person or could it be murder?

In the spirit of all cosies, this is a grand read with a good cast of characters. Fiona Leitch has written an excellent mystery with plenty of suspects, doubt, red herrings and the cutest dog ever! It’s all going on between the pages and although I had my suspicions (just about everyone!), I was nowhere near working out what happened. Jodie herself provides plenty of amusement – I was so happy to be reading this one out of bed as my husband has been disturbed enough by me shaking with laughter when he is trying to sleep! A really good all round read, recommended to all lovers of this genre. Four well earned stars.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: cosy mystery

Fiona Leitch is a writer with a chequered past. She’s written for football and motoring magazines, DJ’ed at illegal raves and is stalwart of the low budget TV commercial, even appearing as the Australasian face of a cleaning product called ‘Sod Off’. After living in London and Cornwall she’s finally settled in sunny New Zealand, where she enjoys scaring her cats by trying out dialogue on them. She spends her days dreaming of retiring to a crumbling Venetian palazzo, walking on the windswept beaches of West Auckland, and writing funny, flawed but awesome female characters. Her debut novel and first in the Bella Tyson series, ‘Dead in Venice’, was published by Audible as one of their Crime Grant finalists. Fiona is represented by Lina Langlee at the North literary Agency.

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