Death, Guns, and Sticky Buns by Valerie S. Malmont

Death, Guns, and Sticky Buns

byValerie S. Malmont

Kobo ebook | December 10, 2008

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When a quaint Pennsylvania town hosts a Civil War reenactment, only the blood will be real....

How does a once-hip New Yorker get used to living in a quaint Pennsylvania town famous for its gooey, oversized sticky buns? For Tori Miracle, it means kissing her diet good-bye, always showing up in the wrong clothes, and struggling with a love life. And now that she's filling in for the editor of the Lickin Creek Chronicle and has the town newspaper to look after as well as her own dear fastidious felines, sometimes it means cosponsoring public events like a Civil War reenactment for the local women's college.

But when this charmingly authentic reenactment is done, and each man and woman has played his or her part to the hilt, it's clear that Tori has miscalculated again. Someone used one live bullet in an antique gun. And with a man dead, it's going to be up to the only city slicker in Lickin Creek to unravel a mystery of murder in a town where calories don't count, but murder does....

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Title:Death, Guns, and Sticky BunsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 10, 2008Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307483657

ISBN - 13:9780307483652


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Death, Guns, and Sticky Buns - an enjoyable cozy murder mystery This was a new cosy author for me, although this book was copyright 2000. The style is reminiscent of Tamar Myers or Mary Daheim, with a smart but clumsy and hilarious heroine, Tori Miracle. I quite enjoyed this quick and complicated murder mystery, which takes place in a small town named Lickin Creek, Pennsylvania, where Tori has arrived from New York to fill in for the editor of the local paper. A town full of quirky characters who are about to put on a traditional Civil War reenactment. Naturally things go horribly wrong and with her boyfriend the Sheriff out of town it looks like Tori will have to do a lot of digging to prove that the wrong man has been arrested by the temporary sheriff. There are lots of red herrings, and lots of sticky buns, for which the town is famous, recipe included. It was a good read, a nice break from heavier fiction, and I will be watching to see if I can find any more of Valerie Malmont’s books. An enjoyable murder mystery and interesting bits of history blended in, including some interesting information on antique carousels.
Date published: 2009-07-24