Murder on the Rocks by Shawn Reilly Simmons [Book Review]

Murder on the Rocks by Shawn Reilly Simmons

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Title: Murder on the Rocks

Author: Shawn Reilly Simmons

Publisher: Henery Press

Publish Date: February 6, 2018

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Series: Red Carpet Catering Mysteries #5

My Rating: 3/5

Murder on the Rocks by Shawn Reilly Simmons


Shawn Reilly Simmons has cooked up something rocky this time, and it’s going to be a delicious read.

After surviving a brazen attack at one of her favorite local cafes, Penelope Sutherland is ready to escape the big city and head to her next film set. She and her Red Carpet Catering crew set up their kitchen on location in the tranquil mountains of Vermont.

Murder on the Rocks by Shawn Reilly Simmons


Penelope and her friends are enjoying a nice brunch at a local cafe, when the restaurant is robbed. The women are okay physically, but very shaken after the attack. A series of events follows, and it seems someone is targeting Penelope’s friend Nadia, a tennis pro serving as consultant on the film Penelope is catering. With several strange events occurring, Penelope seeks to learn which events are connected and who is behind them.

Murder on the Rocks is the fifth book in the A Red Carpet Catering Mystery series, but the first one I have read. I enjoy cozy mysteries, and found this to be an entertaining, light read.

This book packed a lot of mystery. There were two main mysteries, who attacked the cafe and who was after Nadia. Plus, there were a couple of smaller mysteries, theft in the local police department and the filmmaker’s family feud. I thought it was a bit much, and could have done with a little less mystery.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books in the Red Carpet Catering Mysteries Series:
  1. Murder on the Red Carpet
  2. Murder on Location
  3. Murder on a Designer Diet
  4. Murder is the Main Course
  5. Murder on the Rocks
  6. Murder With All The Trimmings
  7. Murder On The Chopping Block

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