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Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract tSadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas. However, it gets harder and harder to explain the strange things that keep happening, particularly after Sadie learns the eccentric Mrs. Wapple has been attacked in her home. As the unexplained occurrences escalate, Sadie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery with life-or-death consequences. Can Sadie discover whoever—or whatever—is behind the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? Or will this be Sadie's last case?...

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pumpkin roll sadie hoffmiller 6 Reviews

  • Liz
    2019-03-28 17:15

    I have to say I'm really losing my enthusiasm for these books. Kilpack is putting them out to fast and not giving her editors time to edit. There were several typos, including switching a name on me. I'm sure most wouldn't notice, but isn't that what an edit is all about? Perhaps I should try to get myself hired!!Anyway, the mystery was dumb in my opinion, but maybe that's because I figured out who was behind it pretty early on. Also, I'm tired of Sadie always butting into people's lives and then everyone acting like it's okay. Even Pete, when he thinks she's being pushy just says he loves her and it's okay. I appreciate the fact that he loves her despite what he thinks is a flaw, I wish I always had that kind of acceptance in my own marriage, but at the same time, should we always let Sadie get away with totally obnoxious social behavior. Especially when it is putting her own safety at risk?Who takes cookies to the neighbors of her boyfriend's son's? She's only staying there a week and the true homeowners are leaving very soon! Her determination to butt in ruins what would have been a nice time with her boyfriend's family. I couldn't stand to take Sadie anywhere if she's going to keep ruining my nice time, vacation, whatever. Basically I'm bored and think Kilpack better come up with a new angle if she wants to keep going!!

  • PinkLoki
    2019-03-29 15:58

    THIS BOOK WAS SO INTENSED! IT REMINDED WHEN I HAD PARANORMAL ACTIVITY AT MY HOUSE AND MY GRANDPARENTS HOUSE! I don't believe in ghosts and my folks don't get it when I tried explaining to them about these things.

  • Michelle Christensen
    2019-04-01 19:53

    This book was much better than the previous one in the series. It was a fast read that kept my attention. It would have been a great October read. (I read it in November, so it was still fun since Halloween was so recent.) I enjoyed the romantic development between Sadie and Pete. The setting of Boston in Autumn was perfect.I would have given it five stars, but too me the ending was not well foreshadowed. There were several elements of the book that were thrown in that I thought would tie together in the end but they didn't seem to add much. Red herring? Possibly, but I still was unprepared for the ending.

  • Katherine Tingen
    2019-03-28 17:55

    At the beginning of the book pumpkin rolls you meet Pete and Sadie at Pete's grand kids house. One day while at the grand kids house they find the neighbor, Mrs. Wapple, digging for potatoes that are under the cement with extreme pain. When Sadie tries to help Delores Wapple she is attacked by Delores in self defense. When Sadie tries to get information about Delores, Sadie goes to an art show to talk to her sister, Gabrielle and is thrown out of the hotel. When Jane, Sadie's friend and enemy, shows up to help with the scene of murder of the neighbor Mrs. Wapple. Sadie goes to talk with Gabrielle and get taken hostage by Jane, the criminal mastermind. When Sadie realizes that Jane is the murderer Jane stabs Sadie. Jane then runs away to make sure she doesn't get caught. When Sadie returns Pete and the grand kids are worried to death. Sadie then finds out that Mrs. Wapple was just severely injured and that now she is OK.An example of a simile in the book pumpkin rolls is, "If you start feeling like the're painting you into a corner..." (170). Two examples of Alliteration are, "inability to be involved" (196). And, "Sadie slid the phone back into her pocket" (227). One example of a metaphor is, "He had the hots for the woman he worked with" (230). Another example is "I'm happy to work my magic for you" (270).Over all I really loved this book and it was so good but some of the best things about the book were that for one it was a mystery and I love mysteries. It had an amazing twist at the end that you would never believe. And in the end the bad guy gets away so you still have that suspense of not knowing if everyone is going to be OK. I disliked the edginess of the book even though I know that that's part of the mystery genre is about. I disliked the discription it gave when it came to the murdered people and the blood. And then I was disappointed that it was a murder mystery book without an actual murder.

  • Robin Arnold
    2019-04-19 17:56

    Sadie Hoffmiller is no Agatha Raisin.

  • Angeli
    2019-03-24 15:58

    Dumb. There are a few intriguing parts, but this book is probably not worth your read. The author is long-winded and loves to give extraneous details, which only end up frustrating the reader. The main character/detective woman is ridiculous, the recipes are a weird inclusion, and absolutely nothing about this book feels real as you read it. Definitely some weirdo-characters functioning in a pseudo-reality. Plus, there are loose ends in the book that the author never addresses. I don't think I will read another Kilpack book... ever.

  • Kathleen Kirby Vallejo
    2019-04-13 17:55

    I really enjoyed this one. It was fun for her to incorporate the mystery around Halloween. I was pretty surprised at who the "bad guy" was. Seriously, these books are not any kind of (how do I put this without offending) high literary material, yet I keep not being able to figure out the twist/who the killer is/whatever, and I pride myself on being able to do that. So that keeps me guessing and makes it even more of a fun read.

  • Erin
    2019-04-16 16:54

    Another great installment of the Sadie Hoffmiller story! This one was good, not my favorite, but still worth it to read. The plot twist was good, but I felt like there were a lot of plot holes and the motive could have been more explained and thought through. Scary to think there are people that obsessive in the world!

  • Heather
    2019-04-12 14:55

    Fantastic installment of the Sadie Hoffmiller series. Sadie is at it again, although this time Sadie is much more cautious with Pete's top 3 "rules" governing her investigative practice. But true to Sadie's personality, she finds herself getting into more than one bind.

  • Carrie
    2019-03-19 15:56

    Absolutely loves this book. Had such a hard time putting it down to sleep or get work done. I definitely did not have any clue how this story would turn out. Love mysteries like that.

  • Crystal
    2019-04-03 21:15

    loved it. kind of scary in some spots which suprised me. great twist and loved that it was set during halloween. makes me want to visit boston during halloween one of these days.

  • Helynne
    2019-03-25 23:08

    This installment begins with Sadie’s question to Pete, her gentleman friend who is also a policeman: What is the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath? Oh dear, Sadie. What are you getting yourself into this time? It’s autumn, and Sadie and Pete are staying a suburb of Boston where they are tending Pete’s three young grandsons while the boys’ parents are away for a few days. As she prepares a sumptuous pumpkin roll for the kids, Sadie notices a rather strange woman next door. She learns this woman has a reputation for being a witch (and we’re not far from Salem, Massachusetts after all). Sadie now has an official investigation business going, and although she is far from her home base of Garrison, Colorado, she cannot stop herself from blustering into another crime case. But whether or not there is any witchcraft involved, this intrigue turns scary and almost deadly. There is a particularly nasty nemesis who pops up, and one can tell that he/she is probably going to resurface in subsequent adventures. As usual, there are a few plot gaps here and there, and I had a little trouble towards the story’s end keeping track of the action: who did what to whom and how and why, etc., Nonetheless, in the tradition of the five previous Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mysteries, this was still an enjoyable read. Actually, I listened to the audio version and really appreciated the female reader, who has a smooth and cheery delivery and sounds just the way I would expect Sadie to sound. The only problem with the audio version is that it does not include the recipes. See the hard copy of the book for Sadie’s recipes for pumpkin roll, Boston baked beans, molasses cookies, cinnamon bowtie rolls, and whoopie pies.

  • Melissa T
    2019-03-21 16:00

    I was pleasantly surprised at how well the author managed to spin her mystery, it was well crafted and suspenseful! The mystery itself made up for quite a lot of other story elements that did not work as well. Such as - the relationship between the leading lady and her love interest - with all it's trite, minute details that were just boring and bogged the story down. And although I can appreciate a good recipe as much as the next reader, far too much time was spent discussing food preparation and consumption. So dull. Still - the main plot managed to pull itself out of the mud of mundane sidebars and deliver a decent read, earning 3 stars overall.

  • Kristy
    2019-04-04 21:05

    I shouldn't have skipped any books in this series. There is definitely ties to previous story lines in this book. I liked Pumpkin Roll even better than English Trifle. There was a lot of action and the villain surprised me in the end.

  • Janalee
    2019-04-12 19:17

    I eased back into reading, after a month off, with a light mystery. I like her books because they put me in the mood to cook and Julian has been eyeing this cover so we've pacted to make a pumpkin roll this month to welcome in fall.

  • Gena Lott
    2019-03-22 21:53

    This is a cute story with a main character about my own age--that made it all the more appealing to me. I just wish the recipes were in the book!

  • Joseph
    2019-03-21 15:06

    Would never have picked this up on my own, but read it at the behest of my sister, and found it compulsively readable and a romp of a fall/Halloween read.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-24 22:50

    Another hit

  • Kim
    2019-04-14 17:02

    Great Halloween Read!!!

  • Gmr
    2019-04-18 19:50

    A mysterious story that changes course time and again from events that are perhaps blown out of proportion with an explainable cause to those things that can only truly be described as done by the unseen hands of something paranormal. Word to the not go into this book with an empty stomach or at least without a well stocked kitchen because it being a “Culinary Mystery”, there are several great food options mentioned along the way AND the recipes are INCLUDED in the book. Sadie Hoffmiller is not your average Jane Gumshoe. She’s an investigator and will follow the course of the case from beginning to end with the help of her son and her growing list of contacts, but she’s not a 20-something-ish newbie, nor is she a hardcore knuckle-cracker who could freeze a polar bear with her icy stare. She’s a lady of years with cooking skills to boot and a penchant for being in the right place at the right time. This is book six in this deliciously titled series with book seven just on the horizon (Banana Split, 2012) and while I haven’t read any of the preceding novels, I was still able to grasp the story fully without feeling like an outsider looking in. Her past cases are mentioned now and again but to only a degree of comparison or remembrance, not actual detailed recognition. Would I be interested in checking out the rest of the series? Yes, but with a slight hesitation... The beginning of the book….for me, dragged in a major way. I mean after I gathered who everyone was, I was ready for a bit of action, but it was slow in coming. There were tidbits here and there to pick up along the way and then about a third of the way in …BOOM. The magical seeds grew into a bean stock leading straight on to a giant of a mystery to be solved…and the novels trickier nature is revealed. Just as you think things are going to go one way, the author switches back to surprise you with an outcome you weren’t prepared for…in a good way….often inducing gasps, laughs and small chuckles at how easily you were led.In summary, though slow to catch fire, a worthy mystery nonetheless and the timing for it couldn’t be better. You get to visit the Northern side of the US of A at a beautiful time of year and share in the sites and sounds that surround…all while trying to solve a mystery unfolding right before your eyes. Try as you might, you won’t be able to guess the ending….I (pretty much) guarantee it.

  • Bonnie
    2019-04-19 17:58

    I read her first two books a long time ago. I enjoy these light-hearted culinary mysteries. I like to read them before I go to bed.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-09 20:51

    This book is the most recent in a mystery series, but the first book I have read by Josi S. Kilpack. I do not read much in the mystery genre, but the cooking aspect of the book interested me enough to try this one. All of the page numbers to the recipes are listed nicely on the back of the first page, so I was able to check those out without having to search for them, and they do look like quite delicious recipes, perfect for this time of year.The main character is an older woman, Sadie Hoffmiller, who has recently opened a P.I. business in her hometown in Colorado, but has taken a vacation to Boston with her love interest, Pete, to house-sit and watch over his three grandsons. Right away she strikes me as both ultra-conservative - Sadie and Pete sleep in separate bedrooms - and a perfectionist. Not only is her cooking described in detail, but also her cleaning and personal grooming habits. She also comes off as a "busy-body" as she very quickly gets involved in the life of the woman who lives across the street and bears the reputation of a witch, the eccentric Mrs. Wapple. It is as if she is so addicted to her job back home that she must continue its nosy approach wherever she travels.The city of Boston is obviously chosen for its proximity to Salem, Massachusetts and the many references and allusions to ghosts and witches throughout the plot. When pranks begin to strike in the house that Sadie and Pete are staying at, the obvious choice is ghosts, but their sensibilities and penchant for detective work prevent them from embracing this as the solution.When something dire happens to Mrs. Wapple halfway through the book, Sadie is right in the thick of it, her curiosity taking prominence over even her duties as babysitter with Pete. Not even a vacation will deter her from solving yet another case.On the whole, the book is entertaining, though Sadie can be annoying at times. Like any mystery, I want to know who is the responsible party, but my favorite part of this book is definitely the recipes.

  • Ryan
    2019-03-31 23:10

    I know I've said it before, but I'm really at a loss on why I keep starting new mystery series. Of course, that's not the real problem. My real issue is the fact that I'm not starting them at the beginning. I'm not even starting with the second book, in this case it was the 6th. On the other hand, how could I refuse myself the pleasure of discovering a new character. I should have thought more about it, but when I got the chance to review Pumpkin Roll, I jumped at it. I loved the synopsis and thought the story would fit right in with what I was wanting to read this month. Despite my self-flagellation over starting yet another series, I'm so glad I did.I found Sadie and Pete to be well rounded characters, they should be after 5 other books, and I fell in love with them right away, especially with Sadie. What I loved about her is that despite caring about what others think of her, she is able to put it aside and do what she thinks is right. She has a wonderful relationship, a budding one, with Pete and is trying to make a good impression with the kids and their parents. She loves to cook, shows lover through it, but is able to to accept when things don't quite work out.Once the action gets going, she isn't the fearless heroine that so many authors pump out. Instead she is a woman who has fears and doubts, but doesn't let them run her life. She puts herself out there and tries to help out when she sees it's needed. She isn't willing to allow others to risk themselves while she's sitting back at home. She is bold, smart, and tenacious. Once she sets her sights on something, the mystery will be solved.Because of the plot twist that involves a character introduced in earlier books, I don't think this is the right book to start off with. I do think I would have understood the various relationships more had I done just that. Either way though, I'm very happy to have had the pleasure of reading this one.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-08 19:59

    Probably the most well put together book of the series for me. I thought the entertainment value was great. Sadie was much less annoying and busy-body-ish in this one, more just a real person. There was a twist at the end, if you aren't expecting it, which I was, as I figured out "who done it" based on "who done it" in previous books. However, I still enjoyed the book and how the author brought it all together. I enjoyed her development of the relationship between Pete and Sadie, as well as with Pete's daughter-in-law. I would love to see more of the "extra" characters brought back in the rest of the series. Sadie's own kids are pretty far in the background, although Shawn makes a minor appearance in this one.Great read. The recipes sound really yummy, and I love the "notes" on the recipes. I might actually try the clam chowder recipe with the chicken variation she mentions, as I am NOT a seafood person (although what do I do in place of the clam juice???). The whoopie pies sound yummy, and especially the cinnamon twists!! I don't know if my family would turn their noses up at Yorkshire pudding, but it sounds easy and doable after reading the recipe at the end of the book! I read the preview of the next book at the end and knew she would carry over the part of this book that was left hanging but was interested to see where it takes place. It'll be interesting to see if that loose end from this book gets resolved at all in the next book (which seemed unlikely from that one preview chapter) or if it goes through the 4 remaining books in the series.

  • Heather
    2019-04-10 16:54

    Don't ask me how I have gone so long without reading one of Josi Kilpack's culinary mysteries, but I have obviously been missing out on all the fun. Pumpkin Roll is absolutely perfect for Fall and Halloween! Set in Jamaica Plain, a small township of Boston it is close to heart of the Salem Witch Trials. Things get spooky fast for Sadie and boyfriend Pete who are on vacation together while watching Pete's grandchildren. Between light bulbs exploding, strange faces in the window, night time visitors and the witch across the street who is always digging in her yard, Sadie is sure there's a mystery to be unraveled. In her nosy neighbor way she offers a plate of cookies to Mrs. Wapple and is determined to figure out why she's so strange. But danger lurks around the fence! With mouthwatering recipes for cookies, whoopie pies, clam chowder and cinnamon twists, Pumpkin Roll is one you don't want to read while hungry! Sadie will have you itching to bake and trying to put together all the little clues behind this who done it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to all readers as a must have before Halloween. The atmospheric creepy tone is topped off with lots of comfort foods for a perfect combination. Now that I've discovered The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series I can't wait for Banana Split coming in Spring 2012. Thanks so much to Deseret Book for sending me Pumpkin Roll! Content: some violence and creepiness

  • Cheryl Christensen
    2019-03-28 21:15

    The cover of the book is delicious! (looking, anyway)I have not read the first five books in the series, but I was willing to read this one anyway. The story does allude to previous adventures and consequences, as well as characters that show up again in this book. However, there was ample description and explanation that I felt intrigued and not left in the dark. Josi is a seasoned author and does a great job leading new readers into the heart of the story.I enjoy Sadie Hoffmiller and her gentleman friend, Pete. They are a good couple and compliment each other while still maintaining their independence. The story is a great read, with plenty to keep a reader guessing. I was never sure of the outcome or even what was going to happen next. The anticipation was not just for the next part of the story, but for the next recipe as well. Josi includes recipes from “Sadie” within the chapter that she prepares the delectable dishes. I have to admit that this is the first culinary mystery I have read – and I enjoyed it!The timing for reading this book is perfect as October and Halloween are upon us. I really felt like I was there in the October weather of New England, seeing the trees turning bright colors and spookiness happening all around. I recommend that you go out and grab a copy of this book right now!

  • Katie W
    2019-03-20 19:59

    First of all, I love reading a book during the season in which it takes place. There's just something about it that makes me really get into the story. Pumpkin Roll takes place in October and here it is October! Secondly, I love a good mystery, but when I'm a little creeped out because it's late at night and my husband's out of town and this story is getting stranger, and creepier by the minute,....ooh...that makes for a good book. I think this is probably Ms. Kilpack's best yet of this series!!! I had absolutely no idea where the story was going--it had me guessing until the very (*surprise*) ending!! I did not see it coming.I love Sadie. She is such a busybody, yet she really is getting good at her detective work. These books are so much fun and the recipes, as always, sound absolutely delicious!! I will definitely be trying them.So...a quick recap...Sadie is in the Boston area with her boyfriend, Pete, babysitting his three young grandsons while his son and wife are away. A strange lady lives across the street, sparking Sadie's interest. And then mysterious and strange, unexplainable things began happening...

  • Lisa
    2019-03-21 23:11

    The best so far of this culinary mystery series--and I've been pretty hard on aspects of some of the others. This time Sadie Hoffmiller returns to being the lovable busybody we came to appreciate in Lemon Tart. If she's toning down the nonsense in order to compromise with her sweetie, Pete, then more power to her. If Kilpack's making her seem a little tamer in order to play up the outrageous behavior of her would-be helper, Jane, then that works, too. Sadie and Pete are watching Pete's grandsons while their parents are out of town, and creepy things are happening at Halloween-time. The whole witchcraft thing is fun for a shiver, but fortunately is treated as the nonsense it is. Sadie's concern for a woman who needs help is admirable, even if her tactics are somewhat confrontive. The chief concern for the safety of the children is appropriate. And the stakes become high--when the outcome is revealed, you realize that it was foreshadowed from the first sentence of the book, but perhaps not in the way you may have guessed! I enjoyed the wit and the cultural references were good for a chuckle. Many of the recipes look worthy of a try-out. Thanks, Kilpack, for the good read.

  • Katey
    2019-04-07 17:53

    This book took me longer to read than it should have. It was a little hard to follow, and it probably didn't help that I read part of this book before taking a break to read other books. All of the strange occurrences didn't make any sense to me. Another thing that threw me off was there being no murder. But as I neared the end, the culprit totally surprised me. Completely unexpected. I wonder where Sadie is headed next.

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2019-03-27 22:00

    This book was exciting and scary. Perfect for a Halloween read. Witches and maniacs loose in the neighborhood, all the while hiding a deadlier menace, stalking.Our Sadie Hoffmiller, new private investigator, goes with her boyfriend, Pete Cunningham to visit and babysit Pete's three grandsons. Nothing can happen to Sadie in Boston, right? Oh, so very wrong.Sadie is loving playing Grandmother to the younger Cunningham's but is quickly diverted by the 'witch' living across the street. Well, the woman is a witch according to the boys. Mrs. Wapple may not be a witch, per paranormal definition, but, something is going on with her. After a case of teleportation of Mrs. Wapple's hat to the kitchen table, Sadie insists upon helping the poor woman. Pete gets involved and soon, so does Sadie's son, Shawn. Something is wrong though, something evil outside of the paranormal...This series is well written and keeps your attention focused upon the crime and as a bonus Ms. Kilpack adds delicious culinary recipes.Well worth buying the entire series.