Review; Penned In (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #4.5) by Lynn Cahoon
Description from Goodreads
Angie Turner, chef at Idaho’s finest farm-to-table restaurant, has organized a team-building event at a haunted prison, only to find a real-life murderer in their midst. . . .
Contented employees make for a successful restaurant, which is why the County Seat’s crew goes on a quarterly out-of-office meeting. This time, the location is the Old Idaho Penitentiary near the Boise Foothills, a prison brimming with ghostly lore. The lock-in features actors role-playing as guards, fascinating prison stories . . . and an unscripted murder.
Who sentenced one of the faux guards to a very authentic death? Angie, her boyfriend, and the County Seat gang are locked in with a killer—excellent motivation for a little sleuthing. Between ghostly apparitions and flesh-and-blood suspects, Angie’s plate is full, but will her luck, and her life, hold out until the gates reopen at dawn?
My Thoughts on the BookI've read several other books in this series, so I was looking forward to this one. It's a fun and engaging Halloween-themed cosy mystery novella, set at a haunted local prison. It has a bit of "locked room mystery" to it (I'm not going to give you any spoilers) and a bit of humour, just to make things more fun. The characters are nicely developed, so is the plot.