Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book 1 in the Georgia Peach Mystery series 
by Susan Furlong

In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation…

To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.

With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking…



Cozy readers, you are in for a sweet peach of a treat with this first book in the new Georgia Peach Mystery series. Author Susan Furlong has created a wonderful series with colorful characters, and a mystery that will keep you entranced until the very last page.

Protagonist Nola Mae Harper is a perfectly imperfect character which makes her so relatable. Poor Nola, she’s back home after traveling the world and before she can even adjust, she finds a body. While of course Nola takes part in the investigation (what good cozy heroine wouldn’t?), Ms. Furlong didn’t write Nola being a know it all. She stumbled with finding the truth like anyone inexperienced would.

The cast of supporting characters is like a bushel of peaches…some sweet, some bitter, and some hiding behind too much fuzz. ;-) Buy all are juicy to read and make for a perfect blend.

The writing in this story is crisp and clear. The words flow as surely as the author’s pen must have over the paper she wrote one (or her fingers on the keyboard). J It will be so hard for you to not read PEACHES AND SCREAM in one sitting. Yeah, it’s that hard to put down.

Oh, and each chapter starts with a delightful Georgia Belle fac. I wanted to go through the book and read them all at once!

PEACHES AND SCREAM is no doubt one of the top new cozies of 2015. Well done Ms. Furlong. Brava!

Make sure to check out the back of the book for mouthwatering peach recipes, and a sneak peek of Georgia Peach book 2, REST IN PEACH! 

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  1. It looks great, I hope to get a chance to read it :)

  2. I loved this book! One of my favorites of the year so far. And yes, I read it all in one day!

  3. Hey Lisa , it sounds great , I have not read anything by this author but always looking for new authors . Thanks

  4. Peaches and Scream sounds like a great book. I'll put it on my TBR list. Lisa, your review was excellent!

  5. Every time I say I'm not going to start another series, YOU review one and make it too hard to ignore! :)

  6. Thanks for the review! Another one to add to my TBR!

  7. I have already pre-ordered my copy and I can't wait to get it! Susan is a fantastic mystery writer!!

  8. Thanks for the review! It sounds like a really good book.

  9. Thank you fro the great review! I will be adding Peaches and Scream to my TBR list.

  10. Sounds wonderful & interesting. Love learning about new books, thanks for the info. Just started following your blog & I enjoy it very much!

  11. I am excited to check out this new series by Susan Furlong!

  12. It sounds great! It's definitely on my list to buy.

  13. Thanks for the review. This is one of the books I'm most looking forward to this summer!