Book Review: Pork Pies by Judy Nichols

Title: Pork Pies

Author: Judy Nichols

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Crusty British transplant Ian Dodge is back on the beat, this time in the service of Her Majesty, otherwise known as Laura Lane, the Food Queen, star of a popular TV cooking show. A blackmailer has threatened to expose her sordid past as a con artist, so she turns to Ian Dodge to get it sorted.

When her blackmailer is found stabbed to death in his hotel room, Her Majesty is the prime suspect. It’s Ian’s job to untangle a web of deception and pork pies (lies) to find the real culprit, all the while dealing with the antics of his twin sons, Jesse and Mac.

Pork Pies is the third installment in the Ian Dodge mystery series. I hadn’t read book one or two, but still I could easily follow along with this third installment.

Ian Dodge is tasked to help clear the name of Laura Lane, the Food Queen, and start of a popular TV cooking show. A blackmailer threatened to expose her past as a con artist, and was subsequently found stabbed to death in his hotel room. Suspicion falls upon Laura Lane, but she insists she didn’t do it. If she didn’t, then who did? It’s up to Ian to find the real culprit.

This was an entertaining read with a fun cast of characters. Not too large, so you could easily keep the characters apart, but all of the characters introduced to the reader were unique and felt realistic. The storyline was engaging, and I was intrigued from the start. Recommended to fans of cozies.

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