Diners, Drive-Ins and Death by Christine Wenger

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Death
by Christine Wenger

This book had everything that I love in a cozy, it kept me guessing till the end, and it also had just the right amount of humor in it.
~Melina’s Book Blog

I fell in love with Trixie from the moment the book started.
~Babs Book Bistro

What a fantastic read, definitely a must for anyone who loves Cozies.
~Tea and A Book

This book is a fun quick read…
~Griperang’s Bookmarks

The murder mystery is exciting, the character development is perfectly paced, and the setting is one you can easily fall in love with. And….. the food. Oh, the food 🙂 You’ll appreciate the recipes the author has in store for you too!
~Marie’s Cozy Corner

I really enjoyed this book. Ms. Wenger is a gifted storyteller…
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

FRONT COVER DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DEATH 03-2014 3-14-2014 5-22-47 PMDiners, Drive-Ins, and Death:
A Comfort Food Mystery

Series: Comfort Food (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Signet (January 6, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0451415103




For Sandy Harbor’s tastiest comfort food, venture to the Silver Bullet Diner. But head next door to the new drive-in theater if you have an appetite for murder….

Trixie Matkowski has a tall order to fill this fall. Aside from dishing out delicious fare at the Silver Bullet during peak fishing season, she’s helping her friend—Antoinette Chloe Brown, or ACB for short—open a drive-in movie theater in the vacant lot beside her diner. It’s just the thing to take ACB’s mind off Nick, her missing biker beau.

But their plans are fried after Nick’s body is discovered during the groundbreaking for the drive-in. And when the police connect the murder weapon to ACB, she becomes the prime suspect in eighty-sixing Nick. With the fate of her innocent friend and her business on the line, Trixie must make the guilty party pay up before someone else gets stiffed….

Includes Delicious Home-Style Recipes!


About This Author

I have worked in the criminal justice field for more years than I care to remember! It seems like I was forever going to school while I was working full time, but in the end, I received a dual master’s degree in Probation and Parole Studies and Sociology from Fordham University.

Unfortunately, the knowledge gained from way too many years in night school, didn’t prepare me for what I love to do the most – writing cozy mysteries.


The year 2013 began my series of “comfort food” cozies  which are set in a small-town 1950’s diner: the Silver Bullet (open 24 hours, air conditioned).  The Silver Bullet sits on the shore of Lake Ontario and many colorful characters, including the owner of the diner, Trixie Matkowski, live in Sandy Harbor or are just visiting.

The first book, DO OR DINER, from Penguin/Obsidian books was released in August, 2013.  Another followed, A SECOND HELPING OF MURDER, in April, 2014, and a third, DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DEATH, is scheduled for January, 2015.  I’d like to continue with this series for as long as readers keep reading about sleuthing Trixie Matkowski’s way.


I enjoy watching professional bull riding and rodeo with my favorite cowboy, my husband Jim. We put on our cowboy regalia (I look horrible in a cowboy hat!) and have traveled to events in Las Vegas, Florida, Connecticut, and other states.

Of course I have to do research for my comfort food diner series.  That takes me to diners all over the U.S. and Canada (and maybe Europe and Asia!) for meals.  It’s a tough job, but I just have to do it!

Best wishes to you, and I hope you smile when you read my books!


Author Links

Online links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christinewengerauthor?fref=ts

Website: www.christinewenger.com

Purchase Links
Amazon B&N Book Depository

Tour Participants

January 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

January 7 – Babs Book Bistro – Review, Giveaway

January 8 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Giveaway

January 9 – Tea and A Book – Review, Giveaway

January 10 – Mystery Playground – Interview, Giveaway

January 11 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review, Giveaway

January 12 – Marie’s Cozy Corner – Review, Giveaway

January 13 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway


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