Title: Southern Discomfort
Author: Caroline Fardig
Publish Date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Southern B&B Mystery #1
My Rating: 4/5
Southern hospitality meets deadly deception in the start of a charming new mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive novels.
Quinn Bellandini loves her life in Savannah, Georgia, where she runs her grandfather’s B&B with her sister, Delilah. From baking fresh scones and serving up grits every morning to ensuring the guests see the best of their historic city, Quinn can’t imagine doing anything else—even if it means dealing with nuisances like the occasional malfunctioning commode. But when Quinn drops by the local restaurant owned by her friend Drew Green, and stumbles upon a murder, her whole world comes crashing down.
Drew’s brother was always a little surly, but Quinn can’t imagine that someone disliked the prickly chef enough to kill him. The police, on the other hand, don’t believe that Quinn was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Before her guests can even digest the next morning’s gourmet breakfast, Quinn learns that she and Drew are suspects.
Drew thinks they should do some investigating of their own. Quinn is pretty sure she’s better suited to playing hostess than amateur sleuth. But with Delilah as her cynical sidekick, Quinn starts looking for the real killer—before she gets put away faster than you can say “sugar.”
The 1st book in the Southern B&B mystery series. Quinn and Delilah run their grandfather’s B&B in Savannah. In this first book, Quinn stumbles upon a local restaurant owner’s dead body. The dead man’s brother is a friend of Quinn’s, and the prime suspect in the murder. Quinn decides to do some amateur sleuthing to prove her friend’s innocence and catch the killer.
A charming cozy mystery set in one of my favorite Southern towns. Colorful characters, including a helpful spirit. A solid mystery with a little humor and romance. I look forward to reading more of this series.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.