Southern Sass and Killer Cravings (Marygene Brown Mysteries) by Kate Young

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings
(Marygene Brown Mysteries)
by Kate Young

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings by Kate Young is absolutely fabulous . . . I loved this book so much that I practically finished it in one sitting.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

I loved this book!! . . . This is the first book in the Marygene Brown mystery series and I’m already hooked!!
~Moonlight Rendezvous

SOUTHERN SASS AND KILLER CRAVINGS provides a fun mystery while also tackling the tough subjects of family estrangement and domestic abuse . . . I thoroughly enjoyed my first trip to Peach Cove Island and look forward to returning!
~Cozy Up With Kathy

The author captures the southernisms and Georgia setting realistically and had me hearing, smelling, and thinking I was right there, visiting Peach Cove.
~Cinnamon and Sugar and a little bit of Murder

You have turns and twists, murder, greed and some abuse to keep the pages turning at a fast pace. A great start to a wonderful series.
~Babs Book Bistro

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings is a humorous cozy mystery that is perfect to read on the front porch in a cozy rocking chair with sweet peach tea on a table nearby.
~The Avid Reader

It was a really funny mystery, with a fast pace and twists, humor, a bit of paranormal but also deep themes like domestic violence. If we add the atmosphere of a small southern town and tasty recipes it becomes a truly amazing read.

The writing is conversational and flows at a steady pace. I’m sure I had a smile on my face much of the time and I enjoyed this story very much.
~The Power of Words

This is a peach of a new series with good food and ghostly help.
~Storeybook Reviews

Full of quirky small town southern charm and mouthwatering recipes, Southern Sass & Killer Cravings is an edgy cozy with a heroine who will draw readers’ sympathy for her struggles and admiration for her will to overcome them.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

Author Kate Young has created a cast of likable characters readers will enjoy watching grow over the course of the series.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews

I found the plot to be intriguing. The characters are well-developed and likable. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…

It has all of the things that I look for in a cozy: engaging characters, a charming setting, and a good mystery to solve. It also has a ghost, which is a real plus in my opinion.
~MJB Reviewers

. . . this book was as sweet as a peach! The mystery was blended perfectly with awesome characters and that divine setting that only made it as perfect as a sweet tea.
~Bibliophile Reviews

This was an enjoyable read with great characters, a town that comes together, and a mystery that takes some work to figure out.
~Christa Reads and Writes

The whodunnit side of the plot had a fair share of twists, with her mother’s ghost making an appearance at both convenient and inconvenient times.
~Cassidy’s Bookshelves

Wowza! as a first book in a series this one pulled no punches, this is well worth a read and then a re-read to pick up what you missed the first time around!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

This was a great mystery read that also had a great family dynamic to it . . . I thought the book was fast paced and well written and it kept me guessing till the very end.
~Melina’s Book Blog

Let me start the review by saying that Southern Sass and Killer Cravings is one of the (most) unique cozy mystery that I have ever read . . . an entertaining and promising cozy series debut.
~The Book Decoder

The author has done a great job of introducing some interesting characters and setting the scene for what I hope will be many more books to come.
~The Book’s the Thing


About the Book 

Southern Sass and Killer Cravings (Marygene Brown Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (May 28, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721454
ISBN-13: 978-1496721457
Digital ASIN: B07H1VWGBS

Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island, but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits . . .

For generations, the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner. Since their mother’s passing two years ago, Marygene has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business. Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown, where she can almost feel Mama’s presence.

But all is not peachy back home. Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter. When it turns out the old man’s been poisoned, Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed. Now, to save her sister and the diner, Marygene must find the real killer. With some startling assistance from her Mama’s spirit, Marygene will be serving up a special order of just desserts . . .

Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitchen!

The author is hosting a pre-order giveaway!

About the Author

Kate Young writes humorous southern mystery novels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. Kate lives in a small town in Georgia with her husband, three kids, and Shih Tzu. When she is not writing her own books, she’s reading or cooking.

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