Ginger Snapped By Gail Oust: Review/Giveaway

Dec 23, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Food Fun, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra 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:

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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.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

  8. I love this series, thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Can’t wait to read this series !!!!!!

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

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

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


  13. 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.

  14. Sounds like a great book!

  15. 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.


  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. We have a winner!


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