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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
"Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction" by Amy Metz is a funny mystery story about a small southern town. The story hops back and forth from the present day to 1930s with ease. Tess Tremaine has moved to Goose Pimple Junction after a messy divorce to start life in what she thinks is a quiet little town. Tess finds a key to a trunk while remodeling her new home and her adventures begin. She gets a job in the local bookstore where she meets many of the local residents. Among them are young Pickle, Louetta the book store owner, Henry Clay, Willie and Jackson Wright the mystery writer and good looking love interest. The importance of the trunk key is soon evident as we go back in time to 1930 and learn the story of a bank robbery and murders. In 2011 someone wants the key and will stop at nothing to get it. As Tess and Jack try to solve the mystery they are faced with all sorts of dangerous situations.
"Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction" has southern charm, southern humor, mystery, danger and a cast of characters with personality. Amy Metz goes back and forth from the 1930s to 2011 without confusion. Metz has loaded the book with southern speak that takes a little getting used to but adds charm and reality to the story. The story will keep you guessing and changing your mind as to who the bad guys are, right up to the surprise conclusion. "Murder & Mayhem" is a funny, southern style mystery that no one should pass up. This is a good book and Amy Metz has given us a winner.