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New jobs can be murder... At least, that's what it seems like to Emma Harmon of Cape Hope. She's got a new job blogging about food and she's super-thrilled to be traveling to a new resort to sample the fare and meet local celebrities. One of who is First-Kiss-Robbie. The first boy to kiss her, he's a famous chef now. She finds out her photographer is a hot guy with a major c New jobs can be murder... At least, that's what it seems like to Emma Harmon of Cape Hope. She's got a new job blogging about food and she's super-thrilled to be traveling to a new resort to sample the fare and meet local celebrities. One of who is First-Kiss-Robbie. The first boy to kiss her, he's a famous chef now. She finds out her photographer is a hot guy with a major chip on his shoulder. More like an iceberg, considering the way Deke treats her. She's not so thrilled when she discovers a body in the sand dunes. One with a knife sticking out of him. A chef knife. Robbie's chef knife. She's even less thrilled when she makes the mistake of handling the knife. Now, she's under suspicion and Detective McHottie's got his eye on her--and not in a good way. Can she find the real killer before she becomes his target?


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New jobs can be murder... At least, that's what it seems like to Emma Harmon of Cape Hope. She's got a new job blogging about food and she's super-thrilled to be traveling to a new resort to sample the fare and meet local celebrities. One of who is First-Kiss-Robbie. The first boy to kiss her, he's a famous chef now. She finds out her photographer is a hot guy with a major c New jobs can be murder... At least, that's what it seems like to Emma Harmon of Cape Hope. She's got a new job blogging about food and she's super-thrilled to be traveling to a new resort to sample the fare and meet local celebrities. One of who is First-Kiss-Robbie. The first boy to kiss her, he's a famous chef now. She finds out her photographer is a hot guy with a major chip on his shoulder. More like an iceberg, considering the way Deke treats her. She's not so thrilled when she discovers a body in the sand dunes. One with a knife sticking out of him. A chef knife. Robbie's chef knife. She's even less thrilled when she makes the mistake of handling the knife. Now, she's under suspicion and Detective McHottie's got his eye on her--and not in a good way. Can she find the real killer before she becomes his target?

30 review for Stiff in the Sand

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    Food blogger Emma finds a body in the sand dunes and the murder weapon belongs to Emma's childhood friend. Reed gives us a well-conceived plot, interesting characters and a vivid setting (beach town). This is a comfortable, entertaining read. Food blogger Emma finds a body in the sand dunes and the murder weapon belongs to Emma's childhood friend. Reed gives us a well-conceived plot, interesting characters and a vivid setting (beach town). This is a comfortable, entertaining read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lise

    3.75 Stars After literally tripping over a corpse and becoming a suspect, Emma Harmon needs to clear her name. Alas, the next suspect on the list is her very first crush and now she needs to prove his innocence as well. The back and forth between the home location and the murder location was jarring. But, to be frank, if I had the lack of privacy as an adult as Emma has, I wouldn't be going home at all. Her mother and her mother's friends acted as though they were mid-schoolers. Emma tells her mo 3.75 Stars After literally tripping over a corpse and becoming a suspect, Emma Harmon needs to clear her name. Alas, the next suspect on the list is her very first crush and now she needs to prove his innocence as well. The back and forth between the home location and the murder location was jarring. But, to be frank, if I had the lack of privacy as an adult as Emma has, I wouldn't be going home at all. Her mother and her mother's friends acted as though they were mid-schoolers. Emma tells her mother something in confidence only to find that it has been broadcast all over town along with a plethora of misleading gossip about her love life. Meanwhile, her father seems cold and aloof. Emma, herself, is warned to stop sleuthing by just about everybody and she blithely continues on. Emma does eventually take a stand, which was refreshing. It'll be interesting to see if it sticks in the sequels. Why the almost 4 stars, then? For one, I didn't guess the murderer right off the bat. Emma's best friend, Raina is interesting with her high-flying job and apparent wealth. So, too, is the new love interest after a fashion. And it is set in a beach town which counters a lot of ills. A lot.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bonnye Reed

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  4. 5 out of 5

    Krystyna

    Opening night ends in death Okay we have read a lot of books with this type of plot. However it must be said that it was well thought out and written. Plus most of the characters are great. The only two I'm unsure about are the mother and the main character. Really didn't click with either. Thought the mother was just too flighty and everyone just constantly forgave her whilst the main character ...., There's nothing I can put my finger on but I can't say the i liked her. She's getting over a bad Opening night ends in death Okay we have read a lot of books with this type of plot. However it must be said that it was well thought out and written. Plus most of the characters are great. The only two I'm unsure about are the mother and the main character. Really didn't click with either. Thought the mother was just too flighty and everyone just constantly forgave her whilst the main character ...., There's nothing I can put my finger on but I can't say the i liked her. She's getting over a bad break up but writing a piece for one of the top magazines about a new restaurant that's opening could be just the boost she needs. Both to her confidence and her career. Especially as the restaurant belongs to the first boy she truly kissed. However when his business partner turns up dead and she trips over the body things start getting rocky. Especially as she touched the murder weapon. Add in a handsome, brusque detective, a photographer whose attitude leaves a lot to be desired, shady dealings and missing papers. Will she work out who the killer is or will she walk blindly towards her death?

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Low 3 Not sure why exactly but this felt scantier on mystery and puzzle than the average cozy. The resolution didn't fully work for me and I'm just blah about the whole thing. But then I'm pickier than the average reader. Low 3 Not sure why exactly but this felt scantier on mystery and puzzle than the average cozy. The resolution didn't fully work for me and I'm just blah about the whole thing. But then I'm pickier than the average reader.

  6. 4 out of 5

    norma linza

    Terrible writing This has run in sentences. Sentences beginning with 'and'. Poorly constructed sentences that have to be read two or three times. I would give zero stars but it won't let me This must be self published because an editor would tell the writer to toss it and try again. I couldn't read more than a dozen pages as it was too annoying and I was losing the train of thought. Sorry but this needs an editor. Terrible writing This has run in sentences. Sentences beginning with 'and'. Poorly constructed sentences that have to be read two or three times. I would give zero stars but it won't let me This must be self published because an editor would tell the writer to toss it and try again. I couldn't read more than a dozen pages as it was too annoying and I was losing the train of thought. Sorry but this needs an editor.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Paul Hefka

    Fun. Fun. Fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story and characters were intriguing and engaging. I was left wanting to read more. The story definitely had its moments. If you've never lived in a small town, then this book shows you what it's like--everyone up in your business. This book is definitely worth reading. Fun. Fun. Fun. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story and characters were intriguing and engaging. I was left wanting to read more. The story definitely had its moments. If you've never lived in a small town, then this book shows you what it's like--everyone up in your business. This book is definitely worth reading.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Burrows

    The sand had a stiff, but the others were funny The setting is my comfort zone. I love small towns and their caring nature. The slurry was so funny. She made me belly laugh. But her most enduring trait was her ability to care and give to others

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Rogers

    Liked this mystery. Emma likes mystery and feels the police need her help in solving a murder. They have arrested her childhood friend and she knows he is innocent. Antics are ongoing as Emma and a cop fight each other in this mystery.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kanda

    Fun story Charming read with lots of humor and enough mystery to keep things interesting . The family dinamic was relatable and the characters believable. All in all a fun read. Looking forward to the next book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ellen White

    Small town where everyone knows about everyone. Her Mother runs a bakery and tells what happened to her daughter, and now ex boyfriend, saying they are family. Soon the town knew. A good cozy mystery a little romance, a bakery and enjoyable.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tita Gee

    A twenty - six year old woman shouting, "that's not fair" is the gist of this inane, story. I really wanted to know who did it but I couldn't stand the foot stomping, pouting and swooning over every man she dealt with. A twenty - six year old woman shouting, "that's not fair" is the gist of this inane, story. I really wanted to know who did it but I couldn't stand the foot stomping, pouting and swooning over every man she dealt with.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christine Hayes

    was good.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Very much enjoyed this book. Characters were quirky and enjoyable. There were some typos but did not distract from the story.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carol Fortner

    Good

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sharen J Sleater

    These are very good characters, a good story line and it was enjoyable to read. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Marseydoats

    I never could get into this. I didn't like any of the characters and the plot was plodding. I never could get into this. I didn't like any of the characters and the plot was plodding.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Colette Case

    A fun little whodunit.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Vicki Layne

    Excellent reading with a mother's antics I choose this rating because it was spellbinding and intriguing novel that brought encouragement and support of her friends and self Excellent reading with a mother's antics I choose this rating because it was spellbinding and intriguing novel that brought encouragement and support of her friends and self

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    What stood out for me in this book was the characters. I also like snarky comments, which this had aplenty. I did suspect the correct killer quite a bit before the end, but that wasn't a problem. The read was enjoyable, and I'd like more of this crew. What stood out for me in this book was the characters. I also like snarky comments, which this had aplenty. I did suspect the correct killer quite a bit before the end, but that wasn't a problem. The read was enjoyable, and I'd like more of this crew.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Judy Ely

    Stiff in the Sand I loved this book and the characters, intriguing and so much fun. Emma is always up to something, some good and some bad! Enjoy

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ro Sands

    Fun cozy mystery. Enjoyed the book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Gassner

    I enjoyed this book even though I figured out who the killer was. I liked that the story did not lag.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman

    Great little read. Poor Emma. She's reeling from a harsh breakup, lands a gig writing about a new restaurant opening only to find herlf in the middle of a murder investigation. She stumbles - literally - upon one of the partners on the beach shortly after she witnesses a fight between him and his partner - a previous crush - who now ends up chief suspect. First in the series. Nice character development in a quick span of time. Got thru Kindle Unlimited. Great little read. Poor Emma. She's reeling from a harsh breakup, lands a gig writing about a new restaurant opening only to find herlf in the middle of a murder investigation. She stumbles - literally - upon one of the partners on the beach shortly after she witnesses a fight between him and his partner - a previous crush - who now ends up chief suspect. First in the series. Nice character development in a quick span of time. Got thru Kindle Unlimited.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Luechtefeld

    I started two books that I just couldn’t get into. I am sure I will try them again but then I started a cozy mystery. Stuff in the Sand is the first book in the Cape Hope Mysteries Series. I enjoyed the characters but figured out the murderer pretty early on. Hopefully book two makes it more challenging to figure out who done it. #stiffinthesand #capehopemystery #cozymystery #cozymysteryreaders #murdermystery #booksofig #booksofinstagram #reading #readingchallenge #readingchallenge2020 #aliciare I started two books that I just couldn’t get into. I am sure I will try them again but then I started a cozy mystery. Stuff in the Sand is the first book in the Cape Hope Mysteries Series. I enjoyed the characters but figured out the murderer pretty early on. Hopefully book two makes it more challenging to figure out who done it. #stiffinthesand #capehopemystery #cozymystery #cozymysteryreaders #murdermystery #booksofig #booksofinstagram #reading #readingchallenge #readingchallenge2020 #aliciareads

  26. 5 out of 5

    Karen Meicke

    Perfect summer reading. Good characters. Just enough mystery and romance. Great light reading. Murder mystery, romance, comedy, and a bakery. What could be better?!!?!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Justine Paquet

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary Bresina

  29. 4 out of 5

    Annie W. Brandt

  30. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

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