Three Widows and a Corpse is the first book I’ve read in the Food Blogger Mysteries, and as with any good meal at a restaurant, I’ll be coming back for more. Debra Sennefelder does a fantastic job writing a protagonist that I would love to be, and Sennefelder already was, having ran a food blog for many years. I really enjoyed that Hope was a food blogger since in all the food cozies I’ve read the main character is usually a chef, baker, restaurant or cafe owner. Getting a glimpse into a food bloggers life was a fun treat.
As well as enjoying Hope’s character, Sennefelder works wonders with the rest of the people in the book. Quite a few I could see becoming friends with, and Sennefelder also gives us great quirky characters and antagonists that are, well… antagonizing.
What drew me to this book, besides the gorgeous house and landscaping on the cover, is the small town’s annual scavenger hunt. I’m always down for a scavenger hunt, escape room, or murder mystery party. While the scavenger hunt ended early, that’ll happen when you find a dead body, it was still a fun draw to the book. And the town of Jefferson, Connecticut seems adorable, someplace I would love to visit and look forward to continuing to read about in future books in the series.
Although I did know the killer early on, my podcast partner, Jessica, didn’t know until the reveal at the end. I’m going to say I knew just because I read a lot of cozies, and since this is the first one I’ve read of the Food Blogger Mysteries, this person just seemed to stand out to me. Perhaps if I started the series with book one, The Uninvited Corpse, I wouldn’t have been able to spot the murderer so soon or at all.
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