Book Review: Nuts and Buried by Elizabeth Lee
After investing a few days in the Texas town of Riverville, I can say that I’m glad to leave and ”return” to the real world.
As the final installment of the Nut House Mysteries comes to an end, Lindy Blanchard and her grandmother, Miss Amelia find themselves trying to figure out who killed Eugene Wheatley at his costume wedding party.
Fearing that the Widow Wheatley is in danger, Lindy hides her at the Chauncey twins’ farm. They figure that no one would think to look for her there when the two have a feeling that Eugene’s first wife was murdered a few years earlier.
At the same time, Lindy (while flattered) is excited about meeting fellow scientist Dr. Peter Franklin. Dr. Franklin may be interested in her research regarding her pecan trees, but also thinks he’s a little too excited.
While the third time certainly isn’t a charm, the same problems plague this installment.
There’s still an overabundance of characters and the characters still aren’t likeable. I think their “true colors “ really showed in this installment since the party invite was extended to the wealthy residents of Riverville.
Characters who had identity crisis’ in the second installment come back with their proper names, however, Miss Amelia is lucky enough to shave off two years of her age.
Each of the installments end with some type of pecan recipes so if you’re looking for unique ways to use pecans in cooking or baking, well, maybe this series will entertain you.