The Perfect Neighbors: A Novel   by Sarah Pekkanen
fiction / mystery

The Perfect Neighbors: A Novel by Sarah Pekkanen

After reading an exhaustive history of Southern food and some pretty serious memoirs about mental illness I thought I’d go for something lighter. Oddly, The Perfect Neighbors took longer to read than all of those previous books. I have no idea why! The writing was pretty simple and the plot wasn’t terribly complex. I didn’t love the … Continue reading

The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew
fiction / food / mystery

The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery by Sally Andrew

The  Tannie Maria mysteries are one of my all-time favorite mystery series. That’s really saying something because I have read literally thousands of mysteries over the years. The Satanic Mechanic was a lot of fun and a little less gruesome than the first book in the series which involved some unfortunate wildlife poaching scenes. The … Continue reading