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Ginger Snapped By Gail Oust: Review/Giveaway

IN THE December 23 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Ginger Snapped, and a link to purchase it from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL.

Piper Prescott is attracted to Sheriff Wyatt McBride. They got off on the wrong foot in previous encounters, but the last year has shown some promise. At least until Wyatt was spotted having dinner or sharing chili cheese fries with the town’s leading realtor, Shirley Randolph. Rumors are flying that the two are an intimate couple, putting a damper on any hope of a relationship for Piper.

When Shirley’s body is found floating in a fishing hole on Wyatt’s property (Nude!), the rumor mill ramps up to say: 1) it was a suicide after a lover’s quarrel, 2) Wyatt killed her, 3) it was an accident. Piper chooses none of the above. She believes 4) it’s murder.

bookWith her BFF, Reba Mae, and a little help from Wyatt while he’s suspended (thanks to Piper’s ex-husband), they dig into Shirley’s background. She mentored, Vicki, another realtor, but also stole a huge commission. There’s a mysterious stranger in town, too. He wants to look at properties but has such a list of must-haves, nothing suits him.

Shirley lives in a huge house that was under renovation. The repairs and remodeling suddenly stopped, but no one knows why. It couldn’t be that she’s short of money. Since she only wanted the best of everything, there has to be another reason. Somebody doesn’t like Piper asking questions. Her shop is broken into, and she has a close call herself. It must mean she’s getting close to the truth.

This is book eight in the enjoyable series. It’s a pleasure to see characters older than thirty who are vibrant, interesting, and looking for a relationship while taking charge of life. Piper has a high-school age daughter, an ex-husband, his annoying new wife, friends, and a successful business. Her potential relationship with Wyatt has possibilities.

Look for fun facts about ginger plus recipes for poppy seed salad dressing, ginger and lime marinade, Hungarian goulash, and Italian wedding cookies at the back of the book.

To enter to win a copy of Ginger Snapped, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “snapped,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen January 2, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address. DELIVERY OF THE BOOK TO THE WINNER MAY BE DELAYED DUE TO CLOSER OF THE PUBLISHER’S OFFICES FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

You can also use this link to purchase the book on Amazon. If you have ad blocker on you may not see the link:

Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won’t see coming.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Debbie Price December 23, 2017 at 4:28pm

Sounds like a fun book!


2 Dianne Casey December 23, 2017 at 7:33pm

I haven’t read this series yet, new author to me. Would really like to read.


3 Donna Gantt December 24, 2017 at 4:51am

I haven’t read any books by this author, but this one sounds good. Thanks.


4 Brian Frauenknecht
Twitter: @BFrauenb
December 24, 2017 at 8:55am

I love this series. It is one of my favorites. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the chance.



5 Karen B December 24, 2017 at 11:28am

A new author for me. Would make a great read for cold MN days/nights!


6 Carolyn Theriot December 24, 2017 at 12:18pm

This sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the chance.


7 Tari Hann
Twitter: @kittsdollclothes
December 24, 2017 at 2:04pm

Thanks for the giveaway, this sounds like a good series! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com


8 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
December 24, 2017 at 2:34pm

new to me author. Sounds interesting.
kckendler@gmail dot com


9 Doward Wilson December 24, 2017 at 6:42pm

I love this series, thanks for the giveaway.


10 Kara Vaughan Marks December 24, 2017 at 7:44pm

This book sounds great–I’d love to read it! legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com


11 Judy Weaver December 25, 2017 at 6:22am

Love the cover! Book sounds great! jawdance@yahoo.com


12 Kim December 25, 2017 at 3:28pm

Can’t wait to read this series !!!!!!


13 Dianne Bahn December 26, 2017 at 7:50am

I have read a couple of Gail Oust’s books. She writes a great series.


14 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
December 26, 2017 at 10:09am

I have not read this series but it’s one to put on my to-buy list.


15 johnna smith
Twitter: @johnnabooks135
December 26, 2017 at 10:59am

A new-to-me author who sounds wonderful. thank you for the chance to win a copy!!



16 Mary Brockhoff December 26, 2017 at 6:09pm

Hi! I never read a book by Gail Oust. Ginger Snapped is her 8th book and it sounds interesting and fun.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.


17 KellyL December 27, 2017 at 8:53am

Sounds like a great book!


18 Caryn December 27, 2017 at 10:40am

I love this series! Thanks for the chance to win. stclairck@gmail.com


19 Laurie Iglesias
Twitter: @lauigl
December 28, 2017 at 3:38am

Thank you for reviewing this book. I love it too when the characters are over 30. I can relate better to their lives. I hope this book can be read as a stand-alone since it’s pretty far into the series at book #8.

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20 Kay Garrett
Twitter: @arkieclown
December 28, 2017 at 9:27am

Thanks for the review on “Ginger Snapped” By Gail Oust. I’d very much love to read this book. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy!

Shared but hoping to be the fortunate one selected. 🙂
2clowns at arkansas dot net


21 Sue Leis December 30, 2017 at 5:01am

This sounds like a fun series. I enjoy getting to learn new recipes-along with a murder of course. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book.


22 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
January 2, 2018 at 10:04am

We have a winner!


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