To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.
With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking…
About the Author:
During her writing career, Susan has worked as a freelance writer, academic writer, and novelist. Her short work has appeared in several national publications including Woman’s World magazine. Currently she’s busy working on The Georgia Peach Mysteries, soon to be released from Berkley Prime Crime. She has also continued the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries, starting with the fourth book in the series, under the pen name Lucy Arlington.
Review of Peaches and Scream
Review (4 Stars): Nola has come home to help run her family’s peach farm while her parents are away on a dream vacation. Things have changed quite a bit since Nola has been away and just as she is getting used to changes, she finds a dead body among the beloved peach trees. Now it is up to Nola to find the killer and help her family before everything they’ve worked so hard for goes to waste.
What a great debut! I loved Nola because she was smart, sassy and fiercely independent. The mystery was entertaining and delightful and this book felt like a breath of fresh air. Peaches and Scream is a delicious and charming mystery with yummy peach recipes that will make me your mouth water. Can’t wait to read more about Nola in future books and learn more about these wonderful characters.
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