Murder in the Corn Maze by G. A. McKevett

gothicvamperstein's review

Go to review page


This was a sweet cosy mystery with plenty of Southern charm. I liked the setting, the plot and a bunch of the characters, especially Stella, Savannah and Manny.

annarella's review

Go to review page


A great cozy mystery and a great book.
It’s heart wrenching and heartwarming at the same time, it moved and made me laugh.
It’s not easy to write this review because it’s hard to explain all the emotions this great reading experience made me feel.
The plot is well crafted mixing the sad and the funny moments, there’s a lot of character development and I found it entertaining and engrossing.
It was great to meet again the cast of characters from the previous installment and some new. All are fleshed out, Stella is realistic and lovely.
The mystery was darker and more complex than the usual cozy mystery and it kept me guessing.
It’s a book with strong themes like abuse, grief and healing. I think it’s more women’s fiction than a cozy mystery.
I look forward to reading the next .
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this arc, all opinions are mine

nickieandremus's review

Go to review page


This book goes back in time to when Savannah was growing up. It was Halloween and Granny Reid was taking Waycross and Savannah into the corn maze at Judge Patterson's Mansion, while the rest of their siblings listen to 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. When Savannah stumbles across an actual corpse at the edge of the maze, and the body is one Granny Reid knows well, Granny & Savannah do all they can to help the Sheriff find out who the killer was.
I really enjoy reading the Savannah Reid mysteries. The ones with her growing up are set in the deep south, in McGill Georgia. Granny Reid didn't have two nickels to rub together but raised all those grandkids on love (and tough love in the case of Marietta, one of Savannah's headstrong younger sisters). I love the mix of love and wisdom that she sprinkles throughout the book. This is a fun, quick read, with a good mystery....... very enjoyable.

anjana's review

Go to review page


This was another cozy mystery that did not work for me, but I think it might for other people. Our leading lady is a grandmother to seven grandkids and has sole custody. This is a pretty chaotic situation to land into directly without prior information which might have been present in the first book (this being the second). I liked the family setup and the individual characters, but the conversations felt a little abrupt to me. 

Although the lead character was described to be as old as a few of the other people passing through in the story, the voice made me picture a lot younger person. That might be the main reason why this wasn't my cup of tea. The thing I did like was the mannerism, and the random descriptive exclamations people gave which must have been included to add the ambience of the state in question. The mystery was a cold case itself was quite intriguing and seemed quite hard to actually get to the bottom of, which our main protagonists did do eventually but a little too fast.

I would recommend this to readers of the Cozy mystery genre, especially with the vibe of small-town USA. It is ultimately a quick read and does not drag.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.