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Roux the Day
By Linda Wiken
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Ask me how much fun it is to kill people and to eat fab food! But believe me, it is not for the feint of heart. We can all handle the murder part because what’s a cozy mystery without some (off screen) bloodshed? But writing a culinary mystery adds another ingredient – food stress. Believe me.
It’s great fun plotting a new book. By the time I started this second one in the Dinner Club Mysteries, Roux the Day, the characters were my old friends. The task is finding ways to make sure readers feel that way too, while knowing these characters must face challenges that will in some way change them or the way they look at the world. Without losing the friendship of readers.
The setting, Half Moon Bay, a quaint village-like community in Burlington, VT remains the same for each book. Although this time the body is found at a fundraising Casino Boat event, miles from shore, cruising on Champlain Lake. The victim is TV personality Miranda Myers and her co-emcee, Connor Mac, shares a past and an argument with her. Now he’s disappeared and tops the suspect list, with J.J. a close second. It’s up to J.J. and fellow foodies, the Culinary Capers Dinner Club, to find him, and the real killer.
Nothing goes better with a mystery than a touch of romance and I find that Private Investigator Ty Devine is just the guy to provide it. The friction between Ty and J.J. is as much attraction as contrariness. Of course, other characters need some of this, too…so stay tuned.
Now, back to that other ingredient. Unless the writer of culinary mysteries possesses a high metabolism, weight gain is assured. How could it not be, with all those tempting cookbooks filled with enticing photos; those recipes that need to be tested and which appear at the end of each book; and, don’t forget the occasional snacking while thinking up food descriptions. Yum.
For an added treat, the cookbook chosen by the Culinary Capers Dinner Club in Roux the Day is the Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. And, three of the recipes – from Sara Paretsky, Lisa King, and Cathy Pickens — are reprinted, with permission, at the back of Roux the Day.
So, grab your favorite comfort food and curl up with Roux the Day. Food and a mystery – an unbeatable recipe for pleasure.
Thank you Linda for stopping by today!
Roux the Day (A Dinner Club Mystery)
2nd in Series
Setting – Vermont
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
An Imprint of Penguin Random House LLC
Release Date – March 7, 2017
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Kindle ASIN: B01KGZVQK6
In the latest mystery from the author of Toasting Up Trouble, the Culinary Capers dinner club is back in business when a charity casino event makes a real killing…
Event planner Jennifer “J.J.” Tanner is planning a cruise ship casino night—and she’s really going overboard. She even arranged for radio DJ Connor Mac and TV personality Miranda Myers to help the good times roll. But the party comes to a screeching halt when Miranda is found dead on the main deck…
With a boatload of suspects, the police focus in on J.J., who, though recently linked with Connor, never knew he was once engaged—to Miranda. With Half Moon Bay’s gossip mill running full tilt, J.J. turns to her fellow dinner club members to help fish for clues and keep herself out of hot water…
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES
I will be reviewing this one soon!
About The Author
Linda Wiken is a former mystery bookstore owner and a short story writer. The first in her new Dinner Club Mystery series, TOASTING UP TROUBLE, debuts in July, 2016. In a parallel life writes the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries, as Erika Chase. She is a member of those dangerous dames, The Ladies’ Killing Circle. She has been short-listed for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and an Arthur Ellis Award, Best Short Story, from Crime Writers of Canada. She admits to a passion for choral singing, chocolate and Siamese cats!
Written as Erika Chase
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Comments on “Special Guest Linda Wiken – Author of Roux the Day – #Giveaway”
Looks like a fun book! Thank you for the contest!
I really want to read it! Sounds so interesting! I like recipes in the books.
This book has a really great cover.
I haven’t heard of this series–will have to check it out!
I think I got the first book so I can start at the beginning (got quite a few paperbacks that were first of series recently), thanks for the giveaway!
Sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.
Sounds like a great read.
Adding this to my must read list.
Roux the Day is such a great title! I love the idea of Dinner Club Mysteries, and would love to win a copy! Thanks for visiting and for the giveaway!
I wish I had a hundred years to read all the good books out there.
Following on word press and dollycas shared Facebook sounds really interesting and fun!
I haven’t started this series…yet, I had better get started, sounds good.
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I enjoy the series.
This series is on my to be read pile. Love when books have recipes to try.
Sounds like a wonderful book to read and also love that there are recipes in it.
thank-you for the review. lloks like a fun read.
I understand the gaining weight, especially since I only want to make the dessert recipes that are included.
I haven’t read this series yet, and I really enjoyed the the description of the book. Like when recipes are included in books. Looking forward to reading the series.
I have really enjoyed all the Ashton Corners books & can’t wait to read this series. Thanks for the giveaway.
Loved book one!!!! Really want to read #2
New to me series. Sounds intriguing!!
Added to the list. 🙂
All those food goodies. It’s a nasty job, but someone has to do it!
I really enjoy this author and am looking forward to this title!
I love food mysteries and look forward to reading Roux the Day.
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