Thursday, October 13, 2011

"Pumpkin Roll" by Josi S. Kilpack - Book Tour with Review

It is my great pleasure to be able to host Josi S. Kilpack once again! If you are a long-time reader, you will know that Josi's Culinary Mystery series is one of my favorites. I ADORE the main character, Sadie Hoffmiller, and jump at any chance I can get to host her tours. Each book of Josi's series contains some delicious recipes that have graced our table. Those recipes, combined with a wonderful cozy mystery, make these books an absolute treasure!

Pumpkin Roll
Author: Josi Kilpack
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (September 7, 2011)
Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN: 9781609087456
Genre: mystery, cozy mystery, culinary mystery

About the Book:
Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas. However, it gets harder and harder to explain the strange things that keep happening, particularly after Sadie learns the eccentric Mrs. Wapple has been attacked in her home. As the unexplained occurrences escalate, Sadie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery with life-or-death consequences. Can Sadie discover whoever—or whatever—is behind the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? Or will this be Sadie’s last case?
My Thoughts:

Sadie Hoffmiller is back, and this time she's spending a nice October vacation with her "boyfriend" (don't let Pete hear you call him that) and his grandchildren in Boston. Sadie cooks up a lot more than just some delicious meals and gets into some bewitching situations with the locals.

For those that don't know Sadie, she's a fantastic cook and she uses it to the fullest as she gleans information from those she feeds. She's everyone's mom or grandmother that has to feed people and that's what makes busybody Sadie such a beloved character.

"Pumpkin Roll" is a fun story that captures the essence of fall in Massachusetts and and weaves a hair-raising mystery that will delight not only Sadie Hoffmiller fans, but cozy mystery fans as well. With the story taking place in October, the food theme and recipes are fall related (and delicious, too!). 

If you have never read any of Josi Kilpack's mysteries, please do yourself a favor and pick one up today. (This would be a great one to start with, with Halloween just around the corner!) They do build on one another, but you can easily jump in and start by reading any of the series, as they can be read as stand-alones. Sadie refers back to situations that happened in previous books, but one coming into the series won't feel lost.

HIGHLY recommended!

About the Author:

Josi has combined her love of MOST things edible and her love of writing into the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series. Blackberry Crumble is the fifth book in what will be an eight book series. When Josi isn’t cooking or writing she’s trying to say ahead of her four children, hiding somewhere with a book in hand, or enjoying her backyard chickens. Josi and her family live in Willard, UT.

For more information about Josi, you can visit her website at or her blog at

I received a copy of this book to read and honestly review for this tour.

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