The dresses have arrived for the Peach Cotillion and
everyone is in a rush to the boutique to see what their
gowns look like. Tempers flare when there is a mix-up
over one of the cotillion dresses, but is it enough to
cause the subsequent murder of Vivien Crenshaw? Sheriff
Maudy Payne certainly thinks so, but Nola Mae Harper knows
her friend, Ginny, is only guilty of having a sharp
tongue when she's angry. Nola Mae is determined to prove
Ginny is innocent, but she'll have to uncover a few town
secrets if she is to uncover the real killer.
REST IN PEACH is the second book in the Georgia Peach
Mystery series and picks up right where the first
book left off. New readers to the series can jump right
in, however, since Susan Furlong provides all the
information you need to know in order to fully appreciate
REST IN PEACH. Cays Mill, Georgia is quite the hotbed of
intrigue and gossip, though, so I'm sure readers will
want to see more once they get a taste of Susan Furlong's
world in REST IN PEACH.
I love the Debutante Rules that precede each chapter!
Some of them are quite amusing, but each one provides a
bit of understanding into the southern mindset that
surrounds debutante balls. I have to admit I was a
little apprehensive about reading a book centered
around a cotillion as I'm just not a fan of balls or the
hoopla associated with them. However, Susan Furlong's
Debutante Rules are somewhat tongue-in-cheek and kept me
laughing, almost as much as Nola's own reaction to the
chaos and rules surrounding the Peach Cotillion. And boy,
were there ever rules and procedures to follow!
REST IN PEACH is a fun and engaging read that is sure to
delight cozy mystery readers. I love the small town
politics but I hope the series returns more to the family
relationships that were so powerfully drawn in the first
book, PEACHES AND SCREAM. I can't wait to visit Cays Mill
again and see what Susan Furlong has in store for us!
In the refreshing new Georgia Peach Mystery from the author
of Peaches and Scream, an upcoming debutante ball
turns into the pits when a juicy murder scandalizes a small
The annual Peach Cotillion, Cays Mill, Georgiaâ€™s biggest
event, is fast approaching and Nola Mae Harper is just as
excited as the rest of the townâ€”even though sheâ€™s busy
juggling both the cotillion dinner and the grand opening of
her new shop, Peachy Keen. But she never expected that plans
for the cotillion would end up in the pits because of the
cutthroat competition between local debutantes.
When Vivien Crenshaw, insufferable church organist and
despised mother of the townâ€™s spoiled-rotten Peach Queen, is
stabbed to death, the police turn to Nolaâ€™s friend Ginny as
prime suspect. Apparently the two had fought over a
one-of-a-kind cotillion gown. As Nola steps in to prove
Ginnyâ€™s innocence she soon finds herself picking through a
bushel of suspects, twice as many motives, and at the mercy
of a killer all too keen on killing again.