Sweet Pepper Hero by J.J. Cook

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Sweet Pepper Hero
by J.J. Cook

This is a totally unique series that mixes paranormal and cozy mystery in a way that will make you want more…Fantastic book!
~A Chick Who Reads

The mystery is a true page turner that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat until the end.
~Booklady’s Booknotes

I always enjoy a story with a strong, intelligent female lead character, and Stella fit the bill perfectly…
~The Book’s the Thing

The pace is fast, the mystery isn’t easily solved, and there’s plenty of fun.

Danger and action, possibly some future romance and dastardly revenge are being plotted. Get comfortable and visit Sweet Pepper and the fascinating people working with Chief Stella Griffin.
~Laura’s Interests

Filled cover to cover with action, mystery, and fun, I was turning the pages faster and faster as I followed the solid plot and read my way to the explosive conclusion. I didn’t want this book to end!
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

This is such a charming and well-written series that has the perfect amount of humor and suspense.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

The characters were fun to get to know and I enjoyed the fire brigade theme.
~Griperang’s Bookmarks

…no surprise that Sweet Pepper Hero is engaging. In addition to the ghost-nappings, whiskey wars, explosions and homicides (attempted or completed), there is a lot of the charm of a small town as well, notably of the ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ variety’.
~Back Porchervations

The characters are so well developed and the story is strong and captivating.
~Shelley’s Book Case

I love each adventure with Stella…
~Cozy Up With Kathy

This is a great cozy. It has all the elements I look for in a cozy: great lead characters, quirky supporting characters, an awesome small-town setting, and a well-written mystery to keep me guessing ’til the end.
~Brooke Blogs

“Sweet Pepper Hero” by author J. J. Cook is a really enjoyable mystery…full of action and twists…
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too

The writing is smooth and well crafted. The plot is suspenseful, and keeps you turning pages to find out what will happen next, and how it will all play out. There is also a touch of humor throughout the book.
~Book Babble

This is by far my favorite series by the writing team J.J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene). I love them all, but this one particularly has me riveted.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…

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Sweet Pepper Hero: A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Published by Penguin Random House, LLC.
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425279236


Old rivalries heat up in the fourth Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade mystery from the national bestselling author of In Hot Water.

Fire chief Stella Griffin has been put in charge of judging the annual recipe contest, but Eric—her resident ghost and true culinary genius—has vanished. Before she can track down his latest haunt, she’s called in to investigate a local moonshine distillery that was set ablaze, making her realize there’s more than pies and cakes cooking in Sweet Pepper.

As rumors of a revived whiskey war ignite, Stella turns to the town’s elders to help her find answers. The past might have some clues as to what has sparked the present fires. But when following a lead lands her in buried rubble, Stella realizes she must extinguish this case fast or she might be going down in flames.

About The Authors

J. J. Cook is a pseudonym for a married couple who writes mysteries, mostly set in the South, with a touch of paranormal and romance.

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January 5 – A Chick Who Reads – Review

January 6 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Interview

January 6 – View from the Birdhouse – Spotlight

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January 7 –  Christa Reads and Writes – Spotlight

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January 9 – Laura’s Interests – Review

January 10 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review

January 10 – StoreyBook Reviews – Spotlight

January 11 – Moonlight Rendezvous – Review

January 12 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review

January 13 – Back Porchervations – Review, Interview

January 14 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review

January 15 – Readsalot – Spotlight

January 16 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review

January 17 – Island Confidential – Spotlight

January 18 – Brooke Blogs – Review

January 19 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Review

January 20 – Book Babble – Review

January 20 – Socrates Book Reviews – Review

January 21 – Queen of All She Reads – Spotlight

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