Blog Tour – Treble at the Jam Fest – REVIEW

4.5 out of 5 stars.


4.5 out of 5 stars.

Today, I’m happy to be bringing you a stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz! Treble at the Jam Fest is the fourth book in the Food Lovers’ Village Mystery series by Leslie Budewitz and it’s just as good, if not better than the three before it!

I apologize for the delay, I got my dates mixed up and thought this post was to go up tomorrow, the 11th!

Book Cover: Treble at the Jam Fest - A Food Lovers' Village Mystery by Leslie Budewitz - background has a country music stage with guitars, double bass, and drum set - Foreground has a table with jam for sale, a pitcher of lemonade and two cats sitting on the ground

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Erin Murphy, manager of Murphy’s Mercantile (aka the Merc), is tuning up for Jewel Bay’s annual Jazz Festival. Between keeping the Merc’s shelves stocked with Montana’s tastiest local fare and hosting the festival’s kick-off concert, Erin has her hands full.

Discord erupts when jazz guitarist Gerry Martin is found dead on the rocks above the Jewel River. The one-time international sensation had fallen out of sync with festival organizers, students, and performers. Was his death an accident—or did someone even the score?

Despite the warning signs to not get involved, Erin investigates. And when the killer attacks, she orchestrates her efforts into one last crescendo, hoping to avoid a deadly finale.

line of canning jars on a shelf - cans of fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and apples. Vegetable jars like peas and squash.
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I really enjoyed this latest installment of the Food Lovers’ Village Mystery series. I love the main characters anyway. I find that even tho’ Erin can’t stop herself from asking questions and talking to people and getting herself in danger, she’s not doing things haphazardly. She thinks about what she’s doing and if she thinks it’s going to be dangerous, she gets someone to go with her most of the time. Adam’s wonderful and I enjoyed meeting his friend, Tanner, in this book. I hope we’re able to see more of him!

The settings in these books always make me think that maybe I want to move to Montana. Then I come to my senses and remember that I’m very much at home right here in Michigan! The settings are always exquisitely described and yet, they’re not overly flowery descriptions. They’re just right for the series.

The plot line moved along steadily and was fun. I enjoyed both the mystery plot and the sub-plot in this installment. I did not know who the villain really was until the end when it was revealed. I had wondered about the person a couple of times, but I was never certain. The prose flowed well and everything was well-written.

I highly recommend this book and the rest of the Food Lovers’ Village Mystery series by Leslie Budewitz. Read them all, you’ll not be disappointed!

*** Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this title. I was not compensated for my review. All opinions and conclusions are my own. ***


Thank you for joining me today on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz! Click on the banner below to be taken to the tour page where you can find links to the rest of the sites on the tour!


4 thoughts on “Blog Tour – Treble at the Jam Fest – REVIEW

  1. Thanks so much, Valerie — I’m glad you enjoyed the return to Jewel Bay! Tanner was a lot of fun for me, too, and I enjoyed exploring his relationship with Adam, through Erin’s eyes.

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      1. Thanks, Valerie! Those two series are my only novels so far, but there is a short story available free on my website to newsletter subscribers.

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