Nov 27 2017

Blog Tour & Review: Assault and Buttery by Kristi Abbott

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Review / Leave a Comment

Repairs are under way at Rebecca Anderson’s gourmet popcorn shop. With production of her tasty treats on hold, Rebecca has plenty of time to read the old diary she discovered hidden in the shop’s walls. It’s a fun peek into her town’s history…until the diary’s abrupt ending leaves Rebecca wondering whether she’s actually stumbled upon a cold case.

Unfortunately for Rebecca, mysteries are popping up right and left. When local busybody Lloyd McLaughlin is found dead, the police suspect he was poisoned by Rebecca’s popcorn. But Rebecca has only made one batch of popcorn recently, and it wasn’t intended for Lloyd. Nothing about Lloyd’s death makes sense—until Rebecca discovers a startling connection between the missing diary-writer and the murdered man.

Now, with her reputation on the line, Rebecca must discover who’s been cooking up murder—both in the past and in the present.


About the Author

Kristi has been obsessed with popcorn since first tasting the caramel cashew popcorn at Garrett’s in Chicago. If you’ve never had it, you might want to hop on a plane and go now. Seriously, it’s that good. 

Kristi lives in northern California, although she was born in Ohio like the Rebecca, the heroine of the Popcorn Shop Mysteries. She loves snack food, crocheting, her kids, and her man, not necessarily in that order.

Kristi also writes as Eileen Rendahl, Eileen Carr, and Lillian Bell. Click here to learn more about her other books.


Review of Assault and Buttery

Review (4 Stars):  Assault and Buttery was a delightful mystery with a fun, sassy heroine that you will instantly like.  In this mystery, Rebecca must solve the murder of a man who was poisoned by her Bacon Pecan popcorn and find the author of a diary that she found in the walls of her burnt out kitchen.  While looking for answers, she finds herself in trouble with the law and needs to solve this mystery before it is more than just her reputation on the line.

This is the third mystery in the Popcorn Shop Mystery series and the recipes in this book always make me hungry.  I like Rebecca and the other quirky characters in this story, especially her fur-buddy, Sprocket.  This is a well-written mystery that had me laughing out loud with certain scenes involving Rebecca and where she ends up in the beginning of this story.

Assault and Buttery is an absolutely charming mystery and I can’t wait to read the next delicious installment of the series.


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