Title: Sweet Pepper Hero: A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade
Author: J.J. Cook
Published: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Penguin Random House, LLC
Genre: Cozy Mystery
~ Synopsis ~
Old rivalries heat up in the fourth Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade mystery from the national bestselling author of In Hot Water.
Fire chief Stella Griffin has been put in charge of judging the annual recipe contest, but Eric—her resident ghost and true culinary genius—has vanished. Before she can track down his latest haunt, she’s called in to investigate a local moonshine distillery that was set ablaze, making her realize there’s more than pies and cakes cooking in Sweet Pepper.
As rumors of a revived whiskey war ignite, Stella turns to the town’s elders to help her find answers. The past might have some clues as to what has sparked the present fires. But when following a lead lands her in buried rubble, Stella realizes she must extinguish this case fast or she might be going down in flames.
~ Praise for Sweet Pepper Hero ~
This is a totally unique series that mixes paranormal and cozy mystery in a way that will make you want more…Fantastic book! ~A Chick Who Reads
The mystery is a true page turner that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat until the end. ~Booklady’s Booknotes
I always enjoy a story with a strong, intelligent female lead character, and Stella fit the bill perfectly… ~The Book’s the Thing
The pace is fast, the mystery isn’t easily solved, and there’s plenty of fun. ~fuonlyknew
Danger and action, possibly some future romance and dastardly revenge are being plotted. Get comfortable and visit Sweet Pepper and the fascinating people working with Chief Stella Griffin. ~Laura’s Interests
Filled cover to cover with action, mystery, and fun, I was turning the pages faster and faster as I followed the solid plot and read my way to the explosive conclusion. I didn’t want this book to end! ~Lisa K’s Book Reviews
~ About the Author ~
J.J. Cook is a pseudonym for a married couple who writes mysteries, mostly set in the South, with a touch of paranormal and romance.
~ Giveaway ~
One (1) print copy will be given away (US addresses only, sorry)! Leave a comment to be entered – random drawing. I’m in Cyprus on vacation and will leave the contest open until I return to Istanbul on January 21st. Make sure to comment and get yourself entered into the contest before then!