Muffin But Murder (A Merry Muffin Mystery) - Victoria Hamilton

3 1/2 stars


This book was so cheesy, I could put it between 2 slices of bread and grill it up for a nice sandwich.


In Muffin But Murder, book 2 of the Merry Muffins series, Merry hosts a Halloween party that gets crashed by a bunch of people, one of whom winds up dead.  Merry is also dealing with a long lost cousin who is claiming half of the castle, pining away for her long dead husband and a host of other shenanigans.


Between the convoluted plot, Merry spending her time either pining for her long dead husband or waffling over selling the castle or staying, the corny romance, the ending (in which the mystery was described to the reader and not solved)  and the dropped plot lines, I'm amazed that I liked this book so much.  I have no reasons for it.  I've read books that irritate me far less that I didn't finish.  I guess it's just that I like the characters so much, and the Western NY setting is so familiar to me that it's easy to settle into the book.


Or I keep expecting some of these mini cliff hangers to be solved.  That might be part of it. Actually, since it keeps me coming back, that might just be it.


Overall, not a terrible read, but cheesy and a little inane.  But enjoyable.