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Death On Eat Street
by J.J. Cook

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Death on Eat Street
(Biscuit Bowl Food Truck)

A Brand New Cozy Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (April 1, 2014)
Published by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425263457
E-Book File Size: 1949 KB
ASIN: B00F9EZAUW
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Zoe Chase always wanted to own her own restaurant—but first, she’ll have to serve up a heaping helping of meals on wheels, with a side of mystery…

When she’s once again passed over for a promotion at work, Zoe decides to take the big leap and go for her dream. She quits, gives up her fancy digs, and buys a fixer-upper diner in a shady part of town. To keep above water during the renovation, she buys a used food truck to serve the downtown and waterfront of Mobile, Alabama.

Zoe starts to dish out classic Southern food—but her specialty is her deep-fried biscuit bowls that blow traditional bread bowls away.

After a promising start, things start to go downhill faster than a food truck without brakes. First, someone tries to rob the cash register. Next, Zoe is threatened by the owner of a competing food truck for taking their spot. And when the owner ends up dead inside Zoe’s rolling restaurant, Zoe and her sole employee, Ollie, find themselves hopping out of the frying pan into the fryer. They need to find the real killer, before both of them get burned.

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Dollycas’s Thoughts

For a great cozy series to be a success you have to have great characters that readers can get comfortable with and invest themselves in. J.J. Cook has introduced us to some truly wonderful characters in this new series.

Zoe is a leading character readers will fall for quickly. Passed over time and time again for jobs that went to men, men she had trained, she chucks the easy paycheck and goes after her dream. She wants to open a restaurant and to make enough money for that she starts out with a food truck selling some awesome biscuit bowls with delicious fillings.

Her parents, who are divorced, think she has lost her mind. Her mom is a bit over the top but her dad seems to understand but won’t stand up to his ex-wife. This couple plus her Uncle Saul  brings  much of the comedy to this story.

Then there is Zoe’s boyfriend that soon becomes her ex-boyfriend who may be banking smart but is relationship stupid.

Her friend Ollie has her back and helps out with the food truck. He is a homeless man she met at a shelter where she donates any food not sold at the end of the day. There is much more to his story and we just scratch the surface in this installment.

To top things off there is Miguel, the lawyer that comes to Zoe’s rescue more than once and makes her heart rate increase. I can’t wait to see how this relationship progresses.

And I mustn’t forget Crème Brûlée, Zoe’s fabulous feline. He plays a key role!

Added to this characters is a fantastic mystery. As the body count rises Zoe does her best to try to sort out the clues and find the real killer.

J.J. Cook has cooked up a real winner with this series debut. I read it all in one serving, I mean sitting. I could not put it down!!

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Dollycas

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About J.J. Cook

J.J. Cook writes award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, Joyce and Jim Lavene, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family. Visit them at www.jjcook.net.

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https://www.facebook.com/BiscuitBowlFoodTruckMysteries

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18492486-death-on-eat-street

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  21 Responses to “Death on Eat Street by J.J. Cook Virtual Book Tour Stop (Giveaway too!)”

  1. Looking forward to starting this series. I’m a big fan of the Ren Faire books.

  2. I hope i get a chance to read it, looks fantastic!

  3. I love the Ren Faire Books, too. Sounds like this is another series to add to my reading list.

  4. I’m looking forward to reading this

  5. Another book that I am looking forward to reading!

  6. Food trucks are the big thing these days. Expect this book will be too!!

  7. Sounds like a really good book.

  8. This sounds captivating and unique.

  9. This looks like a great series! I love the Joyce and Jim! They are great!

  10. Oh goody, a new cozy series. What fun!

  11. Looks like a great cozy mystery. Can’t wait to read it.

  12. This sounds like a fun book. I need to get my hands on a copy and read it.

  13. Congrats on the new release! It sounds like a great summer read.

  14. This sounds like a great start to a series. Congrats!

  15. Added the book to my reading list. Looking forward to reading it.

  16. I love the food truck theme, I’m a Food Network lover, so this is perfect!

  17. The book sounds amazing. I love that there is some comedy in the story. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  18. Sounds like a great debut novel.

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