A Tough Case to Crack (Nuts About Nuts Mystery #1) by Cindy Bell

A Tough Case to Crack (Nuts About Nuts Mystery #1)

It is a race against the clock to solve a murder so ‘Nuts about Nuts’ can open on time. Kerri Gale is getting ready for the grand opening of her nut shop, ‘Nuts about Nuts’, in the small town of Cascade Grove. She is new to the area and is enjoying setting up home with her Yorkshire Terrier, Cashew, and spending time with her new friend, Natalie. But when possible evidence from the murder of the previous shop owner is found in the shop, ...

Details A Tough Case to Crack (Nuts About Nuts Mystery #1)

TitleA Tough Case to Crack (Nuts About Nuts Mystery #1)
Release DateSep 6th, 2016
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Reviews A Tough Case to Crack (Nuts About Nuts Mystery #1)

  • QNPoohBear
    I received this free e-book in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.Kerri Gale has recently moved to the idyllic small town Cascade Grove with her Yorkshire Terrier, Cashew. Kerri is eager to open her new gourmet nut store, ‘Nuts about Nuts’, but she is nervous no one will come because the previous shop owner was murdered. Kerri's friend Natalie is worried the shop is haunted by Len because his murd...
  • Betty
    There's a newbie in town and she's about to turn the quiet town upside down; or at least what she finds while renovating the shop she just bought just might. With lots of work to do in a limited time, Kerri Gale is ready to put in a hand or two to help the people she hired with the workload. Unfortunately, this almost took the head of the news reporter Steve Newis when a slip of the crowbar sent a board flying in Steve's direction when she took a...
  • Linda
    Kerri Gale is looking to put down roots and establish a new life in the small town of Cascade Grove. Her store, Nuts about Nuts, was due to open up shortly. That is until first, she discovered money hidden under the floor boards of her store, and then a murder in the store. With the help of the local news reporter, Steve, Kerri is looking to solve these mysteries. She is also getting help from another unexpected source. Her grandfather has shown ...
  • Judi Easley
    My Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author's newsletter. This is my honest review, for which I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat ReviewMy Review:The writing is good throughout the story, which is fast paced. It's a quick read. There is no sex and the violence is really minor.Kerri Gale is just trying to open a store to sell nuts. One thing after another happens to ke...
  • C.M. Bakker
    A nice, light read. Nice characters, quite straightforward. It was a bit predictable though, so I would hardly call it a mystery. I liked the recipes that were added, although I've yet to try them out :)
  • Lisa
    Kerri Gale recently moved back to her hometown, and she's prepping for the grand opening of her nut shop, Nuts about Nuts. Her grandfather shows up mysteriously, the town reporter seems awfully nice...almost too nice, and the handyman definitely seems too nice--he's murdered right in her shop while working off-the-clock. Between the murder and a stash of cash found in her shop, Kerri's not sure what to do, but her inner sleuth genes kick in and s...
  • Suzan
    I was given this book by the author with the understanding that I would leave an honest review. Here is my honest review. I liked this book and I see where this series has potential to be really good. This is the first book in this series and therefore just setting up the way the characters interact with each other. I thought Kerri the lead character was interesting and can see a lot of room for the author to develop her. I loved her little dog C...
  • Darlene Ramsey
    Kerri, Steve and grandpa George are accidental crime solvers. A new girl in town trying to start a business, finds out that the previous store owner was murdered. As she finds out the local police do not seem to be in a hurry to investigate the crime. And at this same time her Grandpa George whom she has not seen in years, shows up with mysteries of his own. Good starting series.
  • Sandee
    A very good read. Well-defined characters, an interesting mystery and lots of potential for more books. Our hero Kerri is curious and a bit suspicious of easy answers. She works with her mysterious grandfather, a cute reporter and her best friend Natalie to figure out the clues and resolve the mystery. Oh, and we can't forget her adorable dog Cashew and the delightful neighbourhood squirrel that help the story along. I'm looking forward to the ne...
  • Cheryl
    This is the first in the series . The main character is Kerri who moves into town and buys a building to start a business. She is remolding the building a little and after ripping up part of the floor, she finds money. A lot of money. She calls the police who come ans get it but the next day, one of the guys working with her is murdered. With the help of her grandpa and a few friends, she figures it all.
  • Robyn
    Kerri moves to a new town where she buys a place to open a Nuts Store. The previous owner was murdered and is still a cold case. While fixing the store she finds money under the floorboards then Harry is killed in her store. Her grandpa comes to town to visit so they decide to solve the murders so she can open her store that is surrounded by yellow crime tape.
  • Jason
    I have to say I'm torn by this one. One the one hand I found the over all premise for this series fun and interesting, on the other hand I really had a hard time believing any of the relationships in the story. I liked it enough to read the whole thing, and it clearly kept my interest, but over it it wasn't horrible but it wasn't fabulous. Just sort of middle of the road.
  • Margaret Fraleigh
    This is the first book I have read by this author.I loe a good mystery and this was one. It was a page turner.Good characters, great story line. And I think maybe there will be more coming in the future, as it is from the Nuts about Nut Mystery #1.
  • gary c lehn
    Great story...I enjoyed this story of adventure and suspense, The author has done a very talented job of putting together a cast of characters together in a mystery of mayhem and murder.
  • Belinda
    Cindy Bell develops Kerri,George,Steve, and Natalie as well rounded characters. She tells about their past and present. They interact like individuals. The ending is satisfying. This is a good start for the series
  • Roslyn Donohoe
    Another great series by this authorI enjoyed this story. A great start to a new series and a new set of characters to get to know. It has the potential to be as good as all her her other series.. Well worth the read.
  • Ciayrra The Scorpion Flower
    This was a great book with a lot of twists and turns I didn’t see coming.
  • Anne
    this was a good quick read had just the right amount of romance,mystery and intrigue. I really enjoyed it and look forward to more of her work.
  • Sherry McWilliams
    Received this free for a review. A good plot and characters. I was guessing as much as Kerri who the bad guy was. I recommend this for reader of cozy mysteries, you will enjoy this story.
  • Amanda Williams
    A sweet little cozy mystery that will keep you guessing from start to finish
  • Krystyna
    nuts for itKerri has to solve the murder and deal with the ghosts before she can open her new store. Recommended and if you haven't read anything by this author before you are in for a treat.
  • Margaret Osburn
    Well written! Interesting! Likeable characters! Easy to solve mystery! Read! Enjoy!
  • Helen Tate
    This started well but the end felt a bit rushed and everything happened too quickly. But a good start fur a series of you like a quick easy read.
  • Diana
    This was nice easy read. The characters were likeable. The plot was pretty predictable but still enjoyable. It was a good clean mystery.
  • Diane Burton
    An entertaining read. Small town, new girl in town. Kerri's desire to open a shop is thwarted by the murder of not just the former owner but the handyman working for her. Aided by her grandfather (a surprise visitor) and a local journalist, she sets out to discover the killer so her life can get back to normal. After several townspeople are pinpointed as the killer, the case is a little too easily solved.
  • Fran Rutherford
    EntertainmentI loved the characters in this book. This book was very hard to put down and it was very entertaining.
  • Sandy Lipinski
    Kerri wanted to start a business. The only thing is the store she bought was used for nefarious purposes. Kerri soon had a crime scene. Before she can open a murder had to be solved. An easy read for all ages.
  • Barbara Boykin
    Good storyThis story was quite interesting and the characters also. It will be interesting to see where they go from here and what secrets are revealed .
    I DO LOVE NUTS...AND SQUIRRELS This cozy was a departure from all the others you write. I hope to read more of KERRI'S adventures with her grandfather , STEVE , and the NUTTY SQUIRREL.
  • Kathy
    New seriesCindy bell now has another great start to another series. All of her books are great and I can't wait till the next book in all of her series