The Great Peanut Butter Conspiracy: What Readers Are Saying

Review: The tale turns deadly though when Bliss gets too close to discovering the killer, and her own life is in peril. It’s a unique book and a real nail-biter.

Can lyrics from Jimmy Buffett’s songs help Bliss solve a month-old murder?

The Texas hill town of Magnolia Bluff looms as a mere distraction for Bliss Jager when the new-to-her motorcycle breaks down under a banner publicizing the annual persimmon festival. Her other thought at the time: What in the world is a persimmon?

Only in town an hour, she’s offered pizza-for-life and a job at Doyle’s General Store. The job comes with two perks: a yellow throat toucan, which is odd enough, but add to that the ghost of Merrick Doyle and life takes a vociferously strange turn.

The fatherly man is friendly and much loved, and related to most everyone in town. Trouble is, he’s been dead a month. Townspeople think he died of natural causes but he insists he was murdered.

Can Bliss expose the killer before people find out she’s been getting clues from a ghost, and um…a toucan? More important, can she find the killer before the killer finds her?

Cindy Davis

Review by Book Editor:

Cindy Davis is a master storyteller, and The Great Peanut Butter Conspiracy is an excellent example. Combine a small town where nothing out of the extraordinary happens with a Toucan, a murder, a stranger in town, and you have yourself a fun and fast-paced mystery.

The stranger in town happens to be a girl named Bliss whose motorcycle breaks down. While she waits to have it repaired, she encounters a ghost, the victim of a murder. Just what she needs.

Bliss is running from ghosts of her own, but can’t resist the pleas of the Magnolia Bluff ghost who wants his murderer to be found and justice done, a necessity for him to be able to move on.

You will definitely enjoy reading how Cindy deals with a spunky Toucan while she works to solve the murder.

Time is short, and she must accomplish this goal by the time her motorcycle is repaired. You see? She can’t stay in one place too long.


Is she, too, in danger?

If so, from whom?

Review by Joe Congel:

This is my third trip to Magnolia Bluff. And after the first two books in the series, I was eagerly awaiting book three. Author Cindy Davis shows us another side of this small Texas town that was not seen in the offerings from CW Hawes or Caleb Pirtle III. Oh sure, we still get to visit with a few familiar faces, like Harry Thurgood, owner of the Really Good Wood-Fired Coffee Shop, but the author also introduces us to some new characters that help round out the quirkiness of Magnolia Bluff. And we are treated to a bit of a paranormal spin in this cozy mystery crafted by the talented Ms. Davis.

Bliss Jager’s experience in this small town begins when her motorcycle breaks down in Magnolia Bluff. She is trying to escape her past and really only expects to be held up long enough to have her bike repaired so she can hurry along to her next destination… wherever that may be.

But like most of the folks who find their way into Magnolia Bluff, she finds it difficult to find her way back out again. The parts for the repairs are going to take a couple days to come in, so what’s a girl to do? Bliss soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery with enough suspects to rival the game Clue, and a ghostly partner that just happens to be the victim.

Throw in a Toucan that seems to be able to communicate with her, Jimmy Buffett Lyrics that pop into her head and can only be described as somehow clairvoyant, and you have the making of a fun, page turning mystery.

Davis has a way of drawing you into the story. Her characters are people you want to get to know, and the story develops at a pace that keeps the reader interested from the first page to the last.

Her writing seems effortless even though you know that a lot of thought and care went into each word written. I’ve read a couple of books by this author, and she never disappoints. I love the fact that Magnolia Bluff and The Great Peanut Butter Conspiracy is just the first stop for Bliss Jager, and I am looking forward to seeing what other mysteries she gets tangled up in along her journey.

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