Tangerine Marmalade Murder



Meg Benjamin

GENRE:  Cozy Mystery


When a stranger is murdered near Roxy Constantine’s farm, she’s sure it has nothing to do with her. But the investigation turns up surprising links to Roxy’s past. As if that weren’t enough, Roxy’s quarreling with her Significant Other, Nate Robicheaux, and facing a possible break-up. Just when the stress begins to ease, the murderer strikes again, sending Nate to the hospital. Now Roxy needs to figure out the link between the Constantine Farm and a blackmailer before she becomes the killer’s next target.

Enjoy an Excerpt:

I climbed into the SUV beside Nate, trying to remember what kind of groceries I had around the cabin. I was sort of hungry, but not enough to do anything much about it. 

“I miss you,” Nate said quietly.

I turned to look at him. He stared ahead at the star-spangled sky over the mountains, making no move to start the SUV.

“What?” I said, although I’d heard him clear enough.

“I miss you.” He turned to look at me, his face dim in the spring darkness. “All this time we’ve been apart. Every weekend I thought about what a screw-up this was, and how I wanted to get you back, needed to get you back. But I didn’t know how to get around the distance between us. And yeah, I know I was mainly to blame for making that distance. So I went on missing you.”

Part of me wanted to throw my arms around him so much, but I was still sort of pissed. “I’ve been around.” And you could have called. I would have answered. 

“I know. I know.” He reached toward me, slowly, so slowly, letting me turn away if that’s what I wanted to do. 

I wasn’t entirely sure. He’d hurt my feelings, and he’d made me angry. But the bottom line was, I’d missed him, too. Desperately.

After a few fairly intense moments, Nate raised his head to look at me. “Come home with me?” 

There were a lot of reasons not to do that, but more on the other side. The biggest one was that I really wanted to do it. “Okay.”

My Thoughts:

Tangerine Marmalade Murder is an excellent read. I do enjoy a good cozy mystery, and this one did not disappoint in the very least. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and the story they had to tell. The characters are well-developed and charming.  As the story developed, I found myself continually trying to guess how it ends - and with each turn of the page, that guess changed. Meg Benjamin delivers a well-written cozy that you will not want to miss. While Tangerine Marmalade Murder is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone. Be sure to grab your copy today, and then catch the rest of the series. You will not be disappointed.

My rating: 5 out of 5

About the Author:

Meg Benjamin is an award-winning author of romance and cozy mysteries. Meg’s Konigsburg series is set in the Texas Hill Country and her Salt Box and Brewing Love trilogies are set in the Colorado Rockies (all are available from Entangled Publishing and from Meg’s indie line). Her new cozy mystery series, Luscious Delights from Wild Rose Press, concerns a jam-making sleuth based in the mythical small town of Shavano, Colorado. Along with romance and cozies, Meg is also the author of the paranormal Ramos Family trilogy from Berkley InterMix and the Folk trilogy from Soul Mate. Meg’s books have won numerous awards, including an EPIC Award, a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers, the Beanpot Award from the New England  Romance Writers, and the Award of Excellence from Colorado Romance Writers. 

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  1. I love cozy mysteries. This one sounds great!

  2. The author is unable to post a comment, so asked us to share:

    "Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!" ~ Meg Benjamin

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt. This sounds like a great cozy mystery read.

  4. The title is perfect for a cozy mystery.

  5. Great review. This looks really good. Thanks for sharing


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