Thursday, June 13, 2024

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Tangerine Marmalade Murder by Meg Benjamin @megbenj1 @GoddessFish


Meg Benjamin

GENRE: Cozy Mystery


When a stranger is murdered near Roxy Constantine’s farm, she’s sure it has nothing to do with her. But the investigation turns up surprising links to Roxy’s past. As if that weren’t enough, Roxy’s quarreling with her Significant Other, Nate Robicheaux, and facing a possible break-up. Just when the stress begins to ease, the murderer strikes again, sending Nate to the hospital. Now Roxy needs to figure out the link between the Constantine Farm and a blackmailer before she becomes the killer’s next target.





The car racing toward me was a dark shape without headlights, clearly a stranger who didn’t know the drive that well. And clearly, even though I had my headlights on, the driver of the other car was either unaware of me and Nate or didn’t care that we were on the road, too. The pines at the road’s edge made it difficult to get away, but I managed to pull the truck as far to the side of the road as I could without ending up in a drainage ditch. I made it over just in time to let the other car pass a few inches away, with a lot of pinging gravel and spinning wheels. I had only the dimmest impression of what kind of car it was and no impression at all of the driver.

What the hell…” I began, and then I heard the sound of crashing metal behind me.

I pulled to a stop on the shoulder, twisting to see what was happening. Nate’s car had been pushed off the road by the impact. The side was smashed up against one of the pines. Before I could get out of my seatbelt, it slid farther downhill and bumped to a stop, the front tires jammed against the outer edge of the drainage ditch.

The other car, whatever and whoever it had been, sped on up the drive either not knowing or not caring about the accident they’d just caused.

I pushed my truck door open and ran to Nate’s car, my feet sliding on the gravel and dirt. As I got closer, I could see a large dent in the driver’s side, as if the speeding car had bounced off on its way to the point where the drive turned into the county road. Nate’s headlights shone down the hillside, outlining the groove of the drainage ditch.

Nate,” I yelled as I ran toward him. “Nate, are you okay?”

My Review:

Tangerine Marmalade Murder pulled me into its depths the moment when I read the first page. I couldn’t take my eyes off the page when I started to read Tangerine Marmalade Murder. The suspense and mystery kept me glued to the pages waiting and wondering what was happening. It kept me guessing page after page. The more I read the more I wanted to read and I didn’t want it to end but at the same time, I did as I wanted to know the outcome.

A woman shows up on Roxy Constantine’s doorstep asking for a job but she doesn’t hire strangers. Later the same woman turns up dead in her car a few miles down the road from Roxy’s farm. Roxy didn’t know who this woman was. She had never met her before.

Who is this woman and why did she turn up out of the blue on her doorstep wanting a job? Who is this woman? Better yet who killed this woman and why? Did the murder have anything to do with Roxy? Did the woman know Roxy? If so what did she want with her? Was Roxy connected to this woman in some way or another?

Yeah, Tangerine Marmalade Murder left me with so many questions that I had to know the answers to them. The secrets and many twists kept me racing for the end as each one was revealed.

I can’t wait to read more by Meg Benjamin in the future. I enjoyed reading Tangerine Marmalade Murder so much that I highly recommend it to all mystery fans! Grab a copy of Tangerine Marmalade Murder today!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Meg Benjamin is an award-winning author of romance and cozy mysteries. Meg’s Konigsburg series is set in the Texas Hill Country and her Salt Box and Brewing Love trilogies are set in the Colorado Rockies (all are available from Entangled Publishing and from Meg’s indie line). Her new cozy mystery series, Luscious Delights from Wild Rose Press, concerns a jam-making sleuth based in the mythical small town of Shavano, Colorado. Along with romance and cozies, Meg is also the author of the paranormal Ramos Family trilogy from Berkley InterMix and the Folk trilogy from Soul Mate. Meg’s books have won numerous awards, including an EPIC Award, a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers, the Beanpot Award from the New England Romance Writers, and the Award of Excellence from Colorado Romance Writers.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Marcy Meyer said...

The excerpt sounds interesting. I like the cover art.

Meg Benjamin said...

Thanks for hosting! Glad you enjoyed Tangerine Marmalade Murder.

Sherry said...

Looks like an interesting book.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Edgar Gerik said...

Great review.

Daniel M said...

looks like a fun one