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Book Review of *Peachy Scream* by Anna Gerard @dianestuckart @crookedlanebks #PeachyScream #NetGalley #CrookedLaneBooks

Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard

To die, or not to die? Georgia B&B proprietor Nina Fleet turns amateur thespian to bring the curtain down on a Shakespearean actor’s killer.

It’s nothing short of inevitable that Cymbeline, GA, hosts an annual Shakespeare festival. But stage-struck Nina Fleet is about to learn that putting on an amateur theatrical production can be murder. Nina’s anticipating showbiz glamour and glitz when a community Shakespearean troupe arrives for a two-week stay at her B&B. But the lights dim when she learns the company’s director is her nemesis, struggling actor Harry Westcott–who still claims to be the rightful heir to Nina’s elegant Queen Anne home.

Meanwhile, the troupe members are not content to leave the drama upon the stage. Accusations of infidelity and financial malfeasance make a shambles of rehearsals. And then, two days into the troupe’s stay, the lead actor is found dead in Nina’s formal Shakespeare garden. Natural causes…or murder most foul?

Nina uncovers evidence that something is indeed rotten in the town of Cymbeline. Too bad Harry is the only one who believes that she’s not going completely off-script. And exposing the truth isn’t easy when the remaining troupe members say the show must go on…particularly when all of them seemingly had a motive for wanting their fellow actor to permanently exit stage right. Determined to keep the killer from making a curtain call, Nina and her trusty Australian Shepherd, Matilda, join forces with Harry to sleuth out the murder plot. Will they succeed before someone else shuffles off this mortal coil? Find out in Anna Gerard’s delightful second Georgia B&B mystery.



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DIANE A.S. STUCKART who also writes as ALI BRANDON, ALEXA SMART, and ANNA GERARD, is a member of that proud breed, the native Texan. She was born in the West Texas town of Lubbock, home to Buddy Holly, prairie dogs, and Texas Tech University, where her mom once taught. Most of her formative years, however, were spent in Dallas with her parents and siblings: one younger sister and three younger brothers. And then, when she was fifteen, her dad’s work took them north of the Red River and into Oklahoma, settling just outside Oklahoma City.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Revisiting Nina Fleet’s Georgia
B&B in Cymbeline was another wonderful escape for me. 

In addition, of
course in walks Harry with the Shakespearean cast for the annual Shakespeare Festival.
Once again, Nina stumbles upon another body.

I thoroughly enjoyed Peachy Scream
as much as I did Peach Clobbered by Anna Gerard, and I cannot wait for the next
Georgia B&B Mystery.

I received a digital ARC of this
book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 
 

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