A Catered Fourth of July

A Catered Fourth of July High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley New York and it s got to be one hundred degrees Thankfully sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the g

  • Title: A Catered Fourth of July
  • Author: Isis Crawford
  • ISBN: 9780758274915
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Hardcover
  • High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it s got to be one hundred degrees Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople .After a few cheery exchanges ofHigh noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it s got to be one hundred degrees Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople .After a few cheery exchanges of Moveth and Thou speakest treason, the muskets are fired and the fake battle is over But the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin looks very real Is it possible that Jack has had his last tryst When town councilman and resident loudmouth Rick Evans fingers Bernie s beau Marvin as the killer, Bernie and Libby know they ve got to get cooking on the case But the former Casanova has burned half the town including the hot headed politician and his occasionally faithful wife And what about re enactor Elise Montague, who is training to be an EMT yet almost fainted at the sight of blood on the deceased Bernie and Libby have their plates overloaded with suspects, and will need to work very fast to clear Marvin s name The simmering killer is still out there, armed and taking shots, and unless the sisters quickly get to the bottom of this patriotic pre meditation eir goose may be cooked Includes Original Recipes for You to Try Delicious Praise For Isis Crawford And Her Mouth Watering Mysteries A Catered St Patrick s Day Cozy fans will appreciate the zany characters, witty dialogue and puzzling plot Publishers WeeklyA Catered Thanksgiving This will please Crawford s old fans and bring in new ones RT Book ReviewsA Catered Birthday Party Fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Joanne Fluke will enjoy the investigative and culinary antics of the nosey sisters Library JournalA Catered Halloween Fun.well plotted Publishers WeeklyA Catered Christmas Comical minor arguments, bitchy asides, cookie dependencies, and useful recipes keep this moving Library JournalA Catered Murder Fans who love culinary mysteries are going to gain pounds after reading this delicious who done it I Love a Mystery

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    1. Nicole Wrightson

      I love mystery books but I am not reading these in order. I have to admit that it I didn't see it coming until the end who had done it. Every time I guessed, it was wrong. But towards the end I was a few steps ahead of the crime solving girls. I am going to have to keep reading mysteries my skills are a bit slower than they have been in the past. But I loved how it was hard to solve as almost everyone had a reason to want the person dead. But who could have done it? Who had motive enough to actu [...]

    2. Bridget

      A quick, holiday-themed mystery that I read over the long holiday weekend. Bernie and Libby are catering a re-enactment of a local event that may or may not have actually happened in their town during colonial times. When the local man-about-town is killed by a musket to the face, they undertake an investigation to clear Libby's boyfriend Marvin, who was in charge of picking things up and delivering them to the re-enactment site.There are a lot of red herrings, and the final resolution was more [...]

    3. Peggy

      Interesting cozy mystery, didn't figure out who done it, till the end of the story, I like that, when the story keeps me guessing. I really enjoy the recipes at the end of the book. This is the first time I have read Isis Crawford.

    4. Jacque Stengel

      It was ok, but the meddling and accusations got a bit too much and the story dragged but if looking for a way to celebrate the holidays and enjoy cozies might as well read this one.

    5. Nancy Narma

      “A Little Taste of Heaven—or A Big Taste of Revenge”Despite the sizzling summer temperature, Sisters/Caterers, wise-cracking Bernie and super-serious Libby Simmons volunteered their talents for a Fourth of July buffet to coincide with the staged re-enactment of the Battle of Meadow Creek. The ladies had a bird’s eye view of the proceedings, but, hardly cast an eye from the confines of the gazebo. They had another chore as well as the buffet, taking care of a very important member of the [...]

    6. Amie's Book Reviews

      A CATERED FOURTH OF JULY (A Mystery With Recipes) by Isis CrawfordThis book is part of a series, but each book also works as a stand-alone novel. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. The story takes place in the small town of Longley, New York. It begins on the fourth of July, in the middle of an extreme heat wave. The locals are hosting a Civil War reenactment. Jack Devlin; "Longley's modern day answer to Casanova," is one of the participants. When the musket he is u [...]

    7. T K Nelson

      Where do I begin? Have read all ten entries of this series and enjoyed the first 8. Book #9 strayed from being grounded in the goings on of the catering business. This book suffers from that same fate. I do enjoy the sisters (relieved this time around they're not incessantly bickering), their boyfriends (though Marvin is painted here as even more of a wussy), and how their retired police chief dad realistically fits into the plotlines.Understandably as the series progresses, the plots are gettin [...]

    8. Angela Kinder

      After reading A Catered Valentine's Day and finding that book a bit boring, I thought I would give Bernie and Libby another try. While this book wasn't as boring as A Catered Valentine's Day, it wasn't as exciting as I hoped it would be. It seems like it's the same story as the others, just put into a different season and scene. The only thing I enjoyed was the sisters' squabbling and memories they share. Oh, and their father. Their father is hilarious!Just know that if you expect the recipes at [...]

    9. Lisa Morin

      I usually enjoy this series, however I was somewhat disappointed with this book.Libby & Bernie are catering a civil war reenactment, and the towns Lothario ends up being killed when a muskat backfires. Marvin is the lead suspect as he was responsible for the props. That leads Libby & Bernie to do what they do best, snoop. As their investigation continues, they find out that "Devi" Jack Devlin, had a whole lot of people ready to see him dead. The overall story was good, but I found the en [...]

    10. Julie Barrett

      A Catered Fourth of July by Isis CrawfordIn this mystery we find the sisters Bernie and Libby at it again. Catering a 4th of July reenactment of the holiday with muskets as props.After the incident they find clues and question many others to find out who really did the killing.Besides the reeenactment group, there are a group of Wiccan's danced as fairies doing a circle ceremony, there is a pig involved as well. Hilarious at times as they round up the clues and suspects.Recipes at the end round [...]

    11. Laura

      A refreshing change from the Hannah Swenson books (the only other cozy series I read), Bernie and Libby seem more realistic and down-to-earth. However, in this book, they barely seemed to be working in their shop at all. The mystery is OK - a few red herrings - but Sean and Clyde steal the show from the rest of the characters. I like that she puts the recipes towards the end, and I'm curious to see if Bernie and Libby's romantic lives change in the next book - there were some hints towards that [...]

    12. Carissa Brown

      This book was so boring. I understand that I am coming in late to a series as I didn't read the other 9 first but I am really glad I didn't. Libby and Bernie are nosy and annoying. They own a business that they never seem to be at because they are always out questioning people about a murder. Their father is the ex chief of police so apparently they can go around and investigate everything that happens in town.

    13. Roberta

      The first two books in the series, were very well written, I am not sure if it was me or not but this book dragged and there was too much back and forth between the sisters.It was also disheartening to see one of the characters Marvin turn into a pathetic guy who cant decide what he wants and cant seem to make a decision.I am hoping the the next book is better, but it might take me awhile before I read it.

    14. Rosa Cline

      This was the third book of this series I have attempted to read. And like all the others I read 100 pages or the first 5 chapters and I just couldn't get into the storyline. Like the others it seemed like it kept repeating itself over and over. One whole page was two characters saying "yes it was" "No it wasn't" down the entire page! REALLY??? So needless to say I didn't finish this book. And after trying this series with three different books I won't be picking this series up to read.

    15. Susan

      Sisters Libby and Bernie are catering a Revolutionary War enactment when a participant, the local Lothario, is killed. Unfortunately, Libby's hapless boyfriend Marvin is immediately accused of causing the fatality. Libby and Bernie, aided by their father, a retired policeman, must investigate other suspects to clear Marvin's name. There is not much characterization of anyone beyond the sisters.

    16. Rosa Cline

      This was the third book of this series I have attempted to read. And like all the others I read 100 pages or the first 5 chapters and I just couldn't get into the storyline. Like the others it seemed like it kept repeating itself over and over. One whole page was two characters saying "yes it was" "No it wasn't" down the entire page! REALLY??? So needless to say I didn't finish this book. And after trying this series with three different books I won't be picking this series up to read.

    17. Kayris

      I used to like this series, but this one was a stinker. Terrible, unimaginative dialog and way too much filler. I skipped to the end to see who the killer was, and having found out, decided I wasn't interested in the rest of the book.

    18. Lindsay

      First book in the series that I've read. I liked the sisters and the storyline was interesting, but was bummed that it doesn't really have anything to do with the Fourth of July since that's the main reason I wanted to read it. Oh well. I'll be checking out more in the series.

    19. Kim j

      I enjoyed this one. The series is getting better and the characters a bit richer. I don't see how they have the time to do what they do but it is a book after all not real life. I look forward to the next ones. Thanks!

    20. Laura

      Ohhh, I did not like this book; the usual characters didn't mesh well as if the author herself hadn't written this? I liked the basis for the storyline, but the character'smight not be reading any more future books-sigh

    21. Robin

      Oh I so wanted to love this book. I kind of got lost in the back & forth & the two sisters just accusing everyone of the crime. I would have liked the book more if the sisters would have learned that their techniques needed improvement & they acted on that. It was a cute idea.

    22. Carol Stanley-Snow

      Holy moly!! Isis Crawford writes a culinary mystery die for!!! HAHA!! The characters are so spunky and the 'sisters' are just too darn funny!!!Want a good mystery with recipes??? This book is for you!

    23. Jennifer

      Not the best in this series - seemed very repetitive - so much talk about who handed who the gunring.

    24. Cathy

      This book was just okay for me. Felt the story was drawn out and dragging. Not enjoying these books like I used to.

    25. Kimiko

      Didn't like the characters of this book, so didn't finish it. I like a good sarcastic wit, but not when the character has NOTHING but that trait.

    26. Val Didonato

      A good cozy mystery. Sisters Bernie and Libby solve another murder mystery of small town playboy Jack Devlin. The banter between the sisters keeps the series light and a good read.

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