The Golden Spoon by Jessa Maxwell

The Golden Spoon is a cozy murder mystery set at a remote estate.


Over five days, six contestants will compete to win the Golden Spoon trophy and a coveted cookbook publishing deal. Betsy Martin has hosted the competition at her family estate for the last ten years. However, Betsy’s producers want to freshen things up, so they’ve arranged for a new cohost to join her. But there’s a storm coming, and not everyone will survive the week.

Review of The Golden Spoon

This cozy mystery has multiple perspectives, including all the contestants and Betsy herself. The contestants had distinct personalities and backgrounds, but most of them still felt a bit bland and archetypal.

Also, there was some repetitiveness, and the ending was spoon-fed to the reader.

The writing reminded me of The Woman in the Library. So if you liked that one, you may have success with this book.

But all in all, this is a fun mystery to read in a sitting or two. I love watching or reading about competitions, and this book brought that element to life.

I will definitely watch the adaptation whenever it releases.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 07 March 2023

Thank you to Atria Books for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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