I give Of War and Taters by Ashley Chappell, 5 stars.
The sleepy little town of Merit is quiet no more. A bunch of reporters have flocked there once they heard about the rival gangs this town has. Little did they know they “gangs” were just a bunch of ten-year-olds. Plus the travelling circus decided to get some of this attention and stopped over there. Oh and don’t forget the ghost actor. Sheriff Stanley, used to nothing happening in his town, doesn’t know how to stop this sudden chaos and bad rumors. Then he finds a grisly discovery that hints at worse things going on. Will he be able to step up and take charge or is his little town doomed?
If you do not appreciate humor and satire, this book may not be for you. However, if you do, this book is right up your alley. Something completely different from what I’ve read of this author before, she does a brilliant job of putting just the right amount of humor and sarcasm into this story while still keeping it a mystery book too. Is most of what happens completely outlandish? Yes, but that is what makes it so great! At the same time, there is a touch of heart in here too. The kids great and the poor sheriff puts up with so much. The people could easily be your eccentric neighbors who live down the road. The story itself has so much going on in so many directions, but it all ties together wonderfully. I could not put this down until I reached the end. I would love to see more of this town in the future.
If you enjoy a humorous whodunit the likes of which you have never read before, this book is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79