The Devil is in the details . . .
Cletus Byron Winston wishes to marry Jennifer Anne Donner-Sylvester (aka The Banana Cake Queen) posthaste! He’s spent the last year wanting nothing more than for the celebrations to be brief, libations flowing, and BYOB (bring your own blueberries). His future mother-in-law has other plans, plans his intended has been willing to indulge, much to Cletus’s chagrin. Therefore, so must he. To a point. But truth be told, he wouldn’t mind if the meddlesome matriarch disappeared, at least until the nuptials are over.
On the night of Cletus and Jenn’s long-awaited engagement party, just when the surly schemer is of a mind to take matters into his own hands, a shocking event upends everyone’s best laid plans and sends the small hamlet of Green Valley into complete disarray. The final months leading up to Cletus and Jenn’s matrimonial bliss are plagued with chaos and uncertainty. Will Cletus and Jenn finally make it to the altar? Or will murder and mayhem derail their happily-ever-after?
And most importantly, who done it?
‘Marriage and Murder’ is the second book in the cozy mystery series Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries. It is best read after Winston Brothers #3, ‘Beard Science’ (which can be read as a standalone) and Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1, ‘Engagement and Espionage.’
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Cletus and Jenn and a murder? Ummm yes please....so mini spoiler alert...someone dies and no I'm not telling you who. But it does set off a whole chain of events that really stir things up in Green Valley. Plus catching up with the whole Winston clan is never a bad thing.
I love how Cletus loves Jenn. So fully and without hesitation. How he defends her and puts her first in all things. Even as he was plotting and trying to deduce whodunit, it was always with her at the forefront of his mind and actions. And when she gets caught up in the cross hairs of the investigation, it was all he could do to try and get ahead of someone who was playing a dangerous and deadly game.
The way that Penny Reid wove the elements of danger and mystery into Jenn and Cletus' epic romance that kept me glued to the pages of Marriage and Murder. Everything had a purpose, a reason to be there. And that ending, goodness me, it was perfection wrapped up in Dickies, happiness and love.
About the Author
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
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