TITLE: Dead Men Don’t Talk: A Daisy Red-Tail Novel
AUTHOR: Deb Sanders
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
GENRE: cozy mystery
SOURCE: Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review
BOOK DESCRIPTION, FROM AMAZON
cozy style mystery with a heaping spoonful of Southern humor.
When feisty Southern Belle and caterer, Daisy O’Connor is drawn into a missing person search on a Native American reservation, she realizes it will take more than Sweet Tea to convince the locals to talk.
Daisy swore she’d never return to Piney Creek Indian Reservation after her step-father tried to kill her, and she kept that vow for fifteen years – until adopted Lakota grandfather, Charlie Tall Tree summons her to find his missing grandson. Upon arrival, Daisy polishes up her best Southern accent and finds it charms everyone . . . except John Greyhawk, Deputy Chief of Tribal Police.
Greyhawk proves a thorn in her side as Daisy attempts to unravel the mystery behind Eddie Black Crow’s disappearance. A few “white lies” and a slice of Chocolate Cola Cake later, she determines the big brute’s heart is as cold as a frog’s behind . . . and just as unpleasant. To further complicate the situation, Eddie’s ghost appears with a series of cryptic messages. Things turn dark when the investigation uncovers a more sinister situation, one that might send Daisy home – in a body bag.
Recipe for Daisy’s Chocolate Cola Cake
When Daisy and her mother fled the Reservation years before due to Daisy almost being killer by her Step-Father, she never thought she would return. Daisy’s step-brother seemed to be in trouble again so Daisy packed up and left her catering job, not knowing what the reservation had in store for her. Daisy would soon find out she fled more then an evil step-father when she left.
This was a great cozy read!! I enjoyed all of the characters and I enjoyed the way her adopted Grandfather taught her through old stories. The storyline was interesting and I enjoyed the budding friendships and possible future romance. I love the added recipe, Coca-Cola Cake, at the end of the book. I will definitely give it a try. if you are a cozy mystery lover you should definitely give this book a try!!
Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.