Traveling cook Jenny Starling is currently filling in for a friend at the Spindlewood Inn where the owners are hosting a “Regency Extravaganza” weekend. Jenny is there to cook an authentic Georgian menu, for guests in historical costume who are there to enjoy the amateur dramatics put on for the occasion. The script calls for the lead actress to do a death scene, but someone decides it’s the perfect way to cover-up her murder. With an inn fully booked with suspects, the police are happy to have Jenny assist in uncovering the culprit.
While the plot is a good one, the story was a little slow to develop and there was very little action (mostly Jenny overhearing conversations or looking in on events as they occur), but all of the clues are there for you to decipher. There is a wide range of characters, just about all with a reason to be the murderer. Overall an entertaining book and a quick read.
My thanks to NetGalley and Joffe Books for the advanced readers copy of this book made available for my review.