Monday Book Review: Trouble in Mudbug


Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Mystery/Romance Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jana DeLeon

Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a cute cozy and Trouble in Mudbug fits the bill.

Jana DeLeon certainly doesn’t need my review, among the plethora of others, but I had to share what a delightful read this is. Jana creates a light, fast read murder mystery in paranormal mystery with a hint of romance, add a bigger mystery and no wonder the New York Times had listed her as a best selling author.

The book starts off with a larger than life ghost, who was pretty one-dimensional ‘haunting’ her daughter-in-law. THe MIL had ulterior motives in life treating her DIL so horribly, but we dont find that out until close to the end of the book. Together, they solve the mystery of who killed the MIL/most hated woman in Mudbug. There are many characters, from the kooky fake psychic/astrologer, to a somewhat over-the-top-testosterone (you know how i feel about those) good guy and some not-quite-there townsfolk.

The place is somewhat unbelievable but sure as snow exists somewhere down in the bayous of the southern United States. The main characters live through some somewhat unbelievable situations that they just seem to shake off and plod on through life and investigating. The Ghost MIL helps throughout the story, oftentimes in comical ways, the read is very easy to get lost in.

The ending was ok, leading to another book in the series but not quite enough to make me want to fork over my hard earned money.

I give 4 stars.

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