My Musing ~ Death, Taxes, and Pecan Pie by Diane Kelly

Death, Taxes, and Pecan Pie by Diane Kelly is the latest novella in the “Tara Holloway” romantic mystery series. Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, October 2017

People are going a little nutty in this new case for IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway!

Tara is looking for a fun, relaxing time with her family at Pecan Palooza: a full-day festival dedicated to celebrating the nut that put the tiny town of Pecan Crossing on the map. Between a parade, carnival games, rides, the Pecan Princess pageant, and several pecan bake-offs, Tara wants quality time with her fiancé Nick before their upcoming nuptials.

But when a mysterious woman in a hat shows some suspicious behavior and the bake-off winners don’t look that surprised when they win…could the competitions be rigged? Despite the lack of evidence, Tara is determined to dethrone the cheaters and make sure the actual winners can have their pie and eat it too.

A quick glance turns into more when Tara suspects something nefarious with the judging of several food contest, especially when it was clear who should have won. Needing evidence, Tara with help from her family are on a mission and of course once you get Tara involved, there will be a whole lot of action. This was a fun read that had me laughing at some of the antics in this delightfully humorous tale. The author does a great job in presenting this light whodunit with great play-by-play action and dialogue to keep me engaged in all that was happening. This is a prelude to the next full-length novel in the Tara Holloway series.

4 responses to “My Musing ~ Death, Taxes, and Pecan Pie by Diane Kelly

  1. Barbara Hackel

    Isn’t it kind of sad to think that Tara and Nick won’t be having such fun adventures after one more book? I have enjoyed this series and this book was no exception. I agree wholeheartedly with your review Dru Ann. 🙂


  2. Lorraine Kraft

    I love this series and I always looked forward to more of these books. I was shocked to find out it’s ending. It’s one of the few series I buy without even reading what the blurb says. I’m going to miss reading about the most kick ass heroine in a series, Tara, and her wonderful friends


  3. Looks like a fun book. Thanks for sharing your review.


  4. Looks like a great read. On my list. Thanks for the heads up