Whenever I read a book written by my friend, Diane Kelly, I always learn something new. Her second book in the Southern Homebrew Mystery Series The Proof Is In the Poison, is both intriguing and informative. When a competitor at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Model Train Convention dies after drinking some of Hattie Hayes’ moonshine, Hattie goes to great lengths to protect her reputation and guarantee the success of her newly opened Moonshine Shack. Along the way, the reader learns about 1. The competitive world of model train exhibits; 2. How poison is readily found in many common household cleaners; and best of all, 3. How to make several fun cocktails using flavored moonshine.
5-Stars. This book was published on June 7, 2022. Many thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Books for my advanced reader copy.