The Moonshine Shack Murder (A Southern Homebrew Mystery)
by Diane Kelly
Ms. Kelly has given her new Southern Homebrew Mystery a fantastic start. I liked these characters immediately, okay I loved her grandfather . . . I love the close relationship he has with his granddaughter.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly is a marvelous mystery with southern charm . . . I truly enjoyed reading about Hattie and her family. The mystery was superb. My rating for The Moonshine Shack Murder by Diane Kelly is five stars. I highly recommend this book.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I had a good time following Hattie as she questioned people and collected clues. . . . The Moonshine Shack Murder is a quaint Southern cozy mystery with modern moonshine, jealous girlfriends, an unscrupulous bar owner, a compassionate mounted officer, a gutsy grandfather, and a merry moonshine maker.
~The Avid Reader
The mystery itself was pretty solid. Ms. Kelly threw in some red herrings but managed to create a believable mystery that Hattie actually solves and not stumble and bumbles into the answer. I was drawn into the story and couldn’t put the book down until I finished.
~Jen K. for Novels Alive
Family pride, friendship, romance, and a little hooch make THE MOONSHINE SHACK MURDER a fun start to a new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
. . . a fun read full of quirky characters (grandpa is a hoot), an adorable chunky kitty, and clues all over as we meet the town folk. A wonderful read for cozy fans with Southern charm. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
I wasn’t too sure about the Moonshine theme but Moonshine is the rage now and I knew this Author would give us a good ‘ole mystery, and maybe a little suspense. And best of all some charming characters and a charming town.
~My Reading Journeys
If you like a relaxing mystery, a feisty heroine, and a charming romance, be sure you pick up this first book in a new series.
~Diane Reviews Books
What a fun cozy mystery! This is the beginning of a new series and it’s off to a great start. Each character is well-developed . . .
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
I loved everything about this book – the characters, the moonshine, the animals, the quick wit and snarky dialogue, and even the town.
Once I started this book, I did not want to put it down. It was very well written and flowed really well. It kept my attention from the time I started it till I finished it.
~Melina’s Book Blog
About The Moonshine Shack Murder
The Moonshine Shack Murder (A Southern Homebrew Mystery)
1st in Series
Publisher: Berkley (July 6, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Digital ASIN : B08KPKD22T
In this intoxicating new cozy mystery series, the future for modern-day moonshiner Hattie Hayes looks bright–until death darkens the doorstep of her Moonshine Shack.
The Hayes family has made moonshine in Chattanooga since the days of Prohibition, and Hattie is happy to continue the tradition, serving up fun, fruity flavors in mason jars for locals and tourists alike. All signs indicate her new ‘shine shop will be a smashing success. What’s more, mounted police officer Marlon Landers has taken a shine to Hattie. For the first time ever, the stars seemed to have aligned in both her work and romantic life. But when a body ends up on her store’s doorstep alongside a broken jar of her Firefly Moonshine, it just might be lights out for her fledgling business.
The homicide detective can’t seem to identify the person who killed the owner of a nearby bar. The only witness is Hattie’s longhaired gray cat, and Smoky isn’t talking. When the detective learns that the victim and Hattie had a heated exchange shortly before his murder, she becomes her prime suspect.
Lest Hattie end up behind bars like her bootlegging great-grandfather a century before, she must distill the evidence herself and serve the killer a swift shot of justice.
About Diane Kelly
Diane Kelly writes stories that feature feisty female lead characters and their furry, four-footed friends. Diane is the author of over 30 novels and novellas, including the Death & Taxes, Paw Enforcement, and House Flipper mystery series. In 2021, she’ll launch two new series, the Southern Homebrew moonshine series and the Mountain Lodge Mysteries. Find Diane online at DianeKelly.com, on Twitter and Instagram @DianeKellyBooks, and on Facebook at her Author Diane Kelly page.
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