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Book Review: Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction by Amy Metz

categories: Book, Mystery, Chick Lit, Romance, Humor, Southern, Cozy Mystery

Amy Metz

Author Amy Metzabout this book: A bank robbery in 1932 sets events in motion that will ultimately lead to a tragic end to John Hobb's life. When he's found murdered in his car on a cold night in 1935, there are no suspects and no leads. It was a perfect murder except for one key piece of evidence that remained hidden for seventy-five years; evidence the killer's grandson promised to find and destroy. Unfortunately, he's all hat and no cattle, and the evidence isn’t found until Tess Tremaine moves to town.

In 2010, when Tess settles into her new home, she becomes curious about the mysterious key she finds. Learning of the seventy-five-year-old unsolved murder of the former owner of her house, her curiosity is peaked. Her discovery of the key and subsequent investigation attracts the unwanted attention of two men in town—-one who only wants her, and one who only wants her dead.

Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction is a humorous mystery about the quirky residents of a small southern town who quickly adopt Tess as one of their own. She moves to town intending to settle into a quiet, unobtrusive life. Instead, her life becomes obtrusive and anything but quiet as she learns how to laugh, love, and live again. When she attempts to solve a puzzle and find a killer, she finds mystery, murder and mayhem.

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 Welcome to Goose Pimple Junction, Tennessee!

When Tess Tremaine, recently divorced and looking to start over in a new town settles into Goose Pimple Junction, she has no idea what she's in for! Meeting the townsfolk, learning "southern speak" and "goosepimpleisms," working in a bookstore, and an attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright is enough to keep her busy ... or is it?

A 1935 bank robbery leads to the 1937 unsolved murder of witness John Hobbs. Seventy-five years later, Tess is living in John's old house, and while renovating the house, she finds an old key and decides to look into the unsolved murder mystery case. But someone doesn't want the past to be stirred up ... with Tess and Jack investigating ... murder, mayhem and a little bit of southern romance is sure to follow!

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction is an entertaining whodunit story with a southern twist! The author weaves an intriguing southern cozy murder mystery tale told in the third person narrative that immediately draws the reader in with its quirky humor and fast-paced action that has enough twists and turns that will leave your head spinning! Rich in detail and vivid descriptions, the story takes place in Goose Pimple Junction, Tennessee, a picturesque southern town with a lot of heart and charm. The description of the town and surrounding area was wonderful, there's nothing better than down home country charm and living. I loved how the author weaved the two time periods, the 1930s murder mystery and the present day, into a suspenseful and riveting story. This laugh-out-loud mystery story will keep you in stitches as you turn the pages following along with the townsfolks' southern charm, quirky "goosepimpleisms," and the drama and mayhem that follows Tess and Jack on their quest to solve the old murder case.

The author has created a cast of characters that are quirky and lovable, their southern charm, crazy antics and hysterical dialogue will keep you in stitches. The reader is transported to lovely southern town of Goose Pimple Junction, Tennessee, where the friendly townsfolk welcome you with open arms and sweet tea! I really enjoyed all of the characters, but my favorites were Tess, Jack, Lou and Pickle. I loved how the author balanced the murder mystery with romance, while the drama and suspense kept me guessing, it was Tess and Jack's lighthearted romance that kept me smiling.

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction is a riveting southern cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join in the investigation of the decades old murder mystery, while providing you with a dose of good ol' southern charm and humor. So pull up a rocking chair and set down for a spell with some sweet tea while the townsfolk of Goose Pimple Junction tell y'all their story! [by Kathleen Anderson]

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