I was asked by the author, Amy Metz, to read an advance copy of Liars & Lunatics in Goose Pimple Junction, in exchange for an honest review. Ms. Metz has created a series of books set in this charming small town with quirky characters. This one has corrupt politicians and land developers, including a new man in town who will do and say anything to become the new mayor.
This murder mystery has a few twists and turns, and a surprise ending. One character who was an assassin in a former life is actually an endearing character who is trying to stay on the straight and narrow. I actually found myself pulling for her.
I’ve heard small town politics is the worst, and if this is any example, that’s true. There are lots of liars and a few lunatics in this tiny town. There are also some folks with really weird names – silly enough that, at times, it was distracting from the story. Names like Paprika, Three, Junebug, Pickle, Peanut, and Hank Beanblossom, to name just a few.
Despite the silly names, Liars & Lunatics in Goose Pimple Junction is an entertaining and often comical murder mystery. If you’re looking for a fast, easy read, this one will do the trick.
What made The Grumpy Book Reviewer grumpy?
The usual things: mixing singular & plural, using “was” in place of “were”, and my pet peeve, those annoying split infinitives.