Southern Double Cross by Caroline Fardig

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by Caroline Fardig
Also by this author: Southern Discomfort

Southern Double Cross by Caroline Fardig
A Southern B&B Mystery Book 3
Alibi • February 11, 2020

A fundraising party goes south in a delightful cozy mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Southern Discomfort and the Java Jive novels

Quinn Bellandini is ready to get back to running her grandfather’s B&B in Savannah, Georgia, with her sister, Delilah—but first, she has to coordinate a fundraising event at the house of local philanthropists, with the help of her boyfriend, Tucker Heyward. Everything is running smoothly until Quinn’s friend, Pepper Fox, frantically calls her with the horrifying news that the lady of the house was found dead. Pepper’s brother, who was working as a caterer, is soon charged with her murder.

Pepper knows her brother didn’t commit the crime and asks Quinn, now a veteran detective with two solved murders under her belt, to prove his innocence. Quinn can’t bear to see her friend upset and enlists Delilah and Tucker to help investigate.

The invite list quickly turns into the suspect list as tensions mount and old feuds are brought to light. Could Quinn have hired the only catering company in Georgia that throws in a murder on the side?

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My Thoughts

I loved the first book in this series, Southern Discomfort, and it was such a long wait until book 2, Southern Harm, was released. I was super excited to see that book 3 was coming out so soon after I spent time with the Bellandini sisters. Southern Double Cross has Quinn and Delilah working to clear their friend Pepper’s brother Parker after a wealthy woman is murdered at a fundraiser. There are so many things I love about this series. The characters are just wonderful. I am a huge fan of Quinn – she is smart and loyal. Delilah is the perfect balance for Quinn. The B&B that they help their Papa Sal run is like a character in itself.

Southern Double Cross had so many red herrings, I didn’t know which way to look. With clues all over the place and several viable suspects, I wasn’t sure how Quinn and Delilah (and Tucker) were ever going to figure this one out. The mystery was absolutely delightful. So well-written and just a joy to read. Each book in the series is better than the last, though I don’t know how that’s possible. 🙂 I am crossing my fingers and toes that there will be more in this series! I’m not ready to let the Bellandini sisters go. This series is on my auto-buy list.

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About Caroline Fardig

CAROLINE FARDIG is the USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of the Java Jive Mysteries series and the Lizzie Hart Mysteries series. Fardig’s BAD MEDICINE was named one of the “Best Books of 2015” by Suspense Magazine. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

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