Friday, November 5, 2021

An Eggnog to Die For - A Review & Giveaway


AN EGGNOG TO DIE FOR by Amy Pershing
The Second Cape Cod Foodie Mystery
Cape Cod is gearing up for its Santa's Seashore Selebration and Samantha Barnes is ready to host an amazing Christmas. She's discovered an up an coming restaurant that serves small plates and amazing cocktails, a perfect subject for her latest video as the Cape Cod Foodie. As her friends arrive for a meal Sam makes a horrible discovery at the restaurant: Santa is dead! The owners of the Ginger Jar are the obvious suspects, especially as the town selectman playing Santa apparently had it in for the siblings. But surely that's too obvious. Will Sam get involved in another murder investigation? More importantly, will she be able to salvage Christmas?
The second Cape Cod Foodie Mystery will make you hungry. Hungry for delicious food and drink as well as loving family and friends. We get to see Sam and her stoic, yet caring, relationship with her parents. Indeed family play a huge part in this book, the blood ties are ties that bind and we see the lengths people will go to for their family members! The description of the foods, as well as the included tips, is mouthwatering, even though I don't eat seafood. I especially love the idea of the edible Christmas tree and other frugal holiday ideas.
I enjoyed the mystery too. There were plenty of twists and turns, especially as we learned just how bad "Santa" really was. Well plotted, the surprises made sense and were ultimately satisfying.

AN EGGNOG TO DIE FOR is a delectable mystery filled with food, family, and holiday cheer.


An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery) by Amy Pershing

About An Eggnog to Die For

An Eggnog to Die For (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series
Setting - Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Publisher: ‎ Berkley (November 9, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: ‎ 320 pages

Professional foodie Samantha Barnes has a simple Christmas list: a quiet holiday at home with her dog and a certain handsome harbormaster; no embarrassing viral videos; and no finding dead bodies. Unfortunately, she’s got family visiting, she’s spending a lot of time in front of the camera, and she’s just stumbled over the lifeless body of the town’s Santa Claus.

Plus, Sam’s plans for Christmas Eve are getting complicated. There’s the great eggnog debate among her very opinionated guests. There’s the “all edible” Christmas tree to decorate. And there’s her Feast of the Five Fishes prepare. Nonetheless, Sam finds herself once again in the role of sleuth. She needs to find out who slayed this Santa—but can she pull off a perfect feast and nab a killer?

About Amy Pershing

Amy Pershing, who spent every summer of her childhood on Cape Cod, was an editor, a restaurant reviewer and a journalist before leading employee communications at a global bank. A few years ago she waved goodbye to Wall Street to write full time. An Eggnog to Die For is the second of the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries featuring Samantha Barnes, a disgraced but resilient ex-chef who retreats home to Cape Cod where she finds herself juggling a new job as the local paper’s “Cape Cod Foodie,” a complicated love life, a posse of just-slightly-odd friends, a falling-down house, a ginormous puppy and a propensity for falling over dead bodies. Kirkus Reviews gave An Eggnog to Die For a starred review, saying, "A delightful sleuth, a complex mystery, and lovingly described cuisine: a winner for both foodies and mystery mavens." A Side of Murder, the first of the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries, which Elizabeth Gilbert called “the freshest, funniest mystery I have ever read,” was the first book in the series. The third, Murder Is No Picnic, will be published in May 2022.

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed An Eggnog to Die For, Kathy! Thanks for your kind words!

  2. This book looks like a fun, intriguing, mysterious, suspenseful, easy to read, and a page turner. Love the title, excerpt, book cover and review.
    This book is definitely one I want to read & review in print format.
    Thanks for introducing me to this author.
    Look forward to getting to know the author and their books.

    1. Thanks for chiming in, Crystal! I hope you love the Cape Cod Foodie mysteries1

  3. Sounds like a great mystery.

  4. I really enjoy seasonal themed mysteries. Can not wait to read! dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

  5. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "AN EGGNOG TO DIE FOR" by Amy Pershing.

    Sounds like a wonderful book and is now on my TBR list. Can't wait for the opportunity to read it. Great cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  6. It is so good that you are on tour with this book I just love the cover. I sure hope that you get a lot of readers while it is on tour and people that will actually review your book! peggy clayton

  7. Thanks for sharing, they sound like fun cozy mysteries.