Series: Sadie Hoffmiller #6
Author: Josi S. Kilpack
Genres: Cozy Mysteries
Format: Paperback • Pages: 368
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas.
However, it gets harder and harder to explain the strange things that keep happening, particularly after Sadie learns the eccentric Mrs. Wapple has been attacked in her home.
As the unexplained occurrences escalate, Sadie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery with life-or-death consequences. Can Sadie discover whoever—or whatever—is behind the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? Or will this be Sadie’s last case?
Josi Kilpack is on a roll!
Okay, so puns are lame—but I couldn’t help myself.
Last weekend, I had three books I’ve been dying to read sitting on my nightstand. It was a very, very tough decision as to which to read first.
But because Josi S. Kilpack has NEVER failed to entertain me, I decided on Pumpkin Roll, book 6 in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series.
And yes, Josi did it again!
If you like culinary mysteries, the Sadie Hoffmiller series is my absolute all-time favorite. I like that Sadie is mature (but not old), kind, creative, interested in others, and trying to redefine herself in life—kind of like me.
This series just keeps getting better and better—and harder for me to figure out ahead of time. Pumpkin Roll totally surprised me when the who-dunnit was revealed. Not totally surprised in a way that it didn’t make sense and I wanted to throw the book across the room (I hate books like that) but totally surprised in the way that Josi very deftly left clues and hints all along the way, but kept them subtle enough that I was still guessing at the end. (I had it narrowed down to two.)
Pumpkin Roll is book 6 in the series, and while some of the books can be read out of order, you really need to read previous ones to fully enjoy this one.
In conjunction with the release of Pumpkin Roll the author, Josi S. Kilpack, and the publisher, Shadow Mountain, are sponsoring a contest for a new iPad. To enter, leave a comment in the comment section of this blog before November 1, 2011. Winners will be announced and notified November 3rd 2011.
For additional ways to enter, go to www.josiskilpack.com
Sadie Hoffmiller series (in order):
- Lemon Tart
- English Trifle
- Devil’s Food Cake
- Key Lime Pie
- Blackberry Crumble
- Pumpkin Roll
I would love an Ipad and I wish I could find the right person to grovel to and get awesome books before they come out mainstream! I can’t wait to read it!
An ipad…awesome! A new book from Josi Killpack…awesome!
I love this series! I would love to win.
sounds like a yummy read. 9adn the ipad would be great too1
I love Josi’s books. Looking forward to another one!
Can’t wait to read this!
Love her books, and can’t wait to get my hands on this one!! sigh. They get better and better all the time…
I’ve been really anticipating this one!!
I can’t wait to read it@ Josi is awesome.
I love Josi’s books. This would be a fun win!
I am counting down the days until this one comes out!!!
I’ve got this book on my shelf already, and an iPad would be amazing!
I want an ipad! And I love puns. And I love Josie’s books. And I want an ipad.
I’m so excited to read Pumpkin Roll! Winning an iPad2 wouldn’t be bad either. 😉
Thanks for the opportunity, can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll!
Thanks for the list of the books in the series in reading order. Being a new to me author I am extremely interested in all the titles and want to make sure to read them in order. Pumpkin Roll has grabbed my interest and I will be looking into the other titles as soon as I am done. Thanks for a great contest also.
LOVE her books (Pumpkin Roll is Halloween creepy and fabulous!) and I’d LOVE an iPad! 🙂
Sounds like a great series, would love to win!!!
I have liked all the books in the series so far and this one sounds unique from the others in its Halloweenish story…I am excited to read it!
I’d never heard of this author or book, but a friend just recommended it through this contest so I guess I’ll need to get a hold of a copy to read!
I love this series! Fantastic food-lit!
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I’m jealous you got the book already! I’m waiting for the Kindle edition I pre-ordered… it better get released quick as I’m dying to read it. I agree… Josi is good at not making the ‘who did it’ person obvious. She surprises me all the time and I don’t think I’m surprised very often.
so excited to read this! thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂
love this series. and pumpkin roll is just in time for my bday! yay!
so excited for this book and a chance at an Ipad!!!
Love Josi’s books! Can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll! And would love an Ipad!
Excited for both the release of Pumpkin Roll and the chance to win an iPad!!!
There is nothing better than good food and a great book. Can’t wait to read the next book.
And not only are Josi’s books awesome, but she has the tastiest-looking covers. Yum!
I enjoy a good mystery and would love to win the ipad!
What an awesome contest! I really enjoyed Sadie’s first adventures (but I’m waaay behind in the series).
Lucky! I hate waiting for books.
I can’t wait to read this one..wishing it was available on the Nook as well as the Kindle, because I just received my dad’s old Nook 🙂
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Thanks for an opportunity to win the iPad! 🙂
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Love all of Josi’s books. Am excited for this one too:)
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I’ve only read a couple of her books, but I’m going to have to read more. They sound so fun.
I love this series it is one of the best out there.Cool contest
I LOVE a challenge…I ALWAYS figure out the ending to movies and books…could this beat me??!
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Excellent post and review, Karlene!
Josi is a talented author and I look forward to reading Pumpkin Roll! And what a great drawing. Please enter me.
Oh, I’m reading Pumpkin Roll right now. I’d love to win IPad for my hubby for Christmas.
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Can’t wait to pick this up. Congrats Josi.
Pumpkin Roll looks like a delightful read. Thanks for the chance to win an iPad. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)
This was an amazing book! I can’t wait to read more!
Pumpkin Roll was another one of those amazing books by Josi Kilpack. All the Culinary Mysteries are those books that you can’t put down once you start reading them and you must read the whole series, because they are so good!
I am excited to read this book! Love the series and what a giveaway! Exciting!
I love mysteries, and I would love an iPad. Thanks.
Really good review. I was surprised too – and in the good way. Josi writes very well. 🙂
Nice giveaway! Thanks to you, Josi S. Kilpack and Shadow Mountain for it!
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I am inspired to read this series! It sounds wonderful!
Sounds like a delicious story! Thanks for the giveaway!
Pumpkin Roll was a fun read! I’m looking forward to Banana Split!
Cool way to promote a book – serve it on an iPad2!
I love cozy mysteries!
I love a good cozy. Great contest, too!
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The more reviews I see, the more I want to read this one. I’ve loved this series!
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Sounds delicious and just in time for Halloween!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Sounds like a great read!
I love this series and I’m looking forward to reading Pumpkin Roll. Thanks for the great stories.
I am excited to read this book! I hope I win!
I love Sadie!!!
I would love to read this book. Thanks for sharing!