Reviewed by Darin Godby

Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction is a very adventurous, funny, and entertaining southern style book. With so many southern drawl sayings, I found myself eagerly looking for the next humorous antidote. I was laughing out loud no less than three times in the first couple of pages and couldn’t wait to continue on this exciting journey.

Tess is a very inquisitive character and finds herself in the midst of trouble as soon as she moves to Goose Pimple Junction. While she has published one book, it is here that she meets nine time published author Jackson Wright. Jack finds Tess terribly attractive and wants to draw her attention in his direction.

It doesn’t take long for Jack to achieve his goal, yet in the midst of this budding romance, there is a murder that needs to be looked into from many years prior. When one is in a small town and everyone seems to know everyone, it makes it even more difficult to believe that someone you have known all your life could be involved in a 70+ year old murder. While Jack and Tess try to find new information to solve this historical murder, new developments throw them off the scent.

Then there is the ever talking and energetic Lou that owns the local bookstore and hires Tess. She goes a mile a minute, yet has such sweet southern charm one can’t help but be drawn to her. There is also the local diner where everyone seems to meet including two elderly men who try to outdo each other with their tongues and quick quips each day.

This is certainly a book that I have enjoyed from beginning to end. Whether I had just a few minutes to spare and could read a few pages or sit for a longer period of time, I found myself laughing and excited to return to the next page of adventure. This is the first time I have read Amy Metz’s material, but I certainly hope not the last. I can’t wait for more adventurous books from this great author.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Darin Godby, a active reader, husband, father and soon to be author.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Amy Metz. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.