Cinco de Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery)
by Rebecca Adler
Maybe I am just smidgen biased but Cinco De Murder was a
super great read for this Texan! I think I have found a new series that is a favorite.
~My Reading Journeys
I enjoy the Texas flair and touch while all the food talk just makes me hungry. If you enjoy a good cozy mystery that features an adorable dog and a culinary touch then this is the book/series for you.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
I liked how in this book, Josie and the Detective Lightfoot work more or less together, he doesn’t simply dismiss her ideas but take a closer look at her thoughts and discoveries. Makes the book more interesting. . .
I was totally sucked into the story. I loved the Texas setting at Cinco De Mayo.
~A Chick Who Reads
I enjoyed every minute of this high fa looting Texas escapade. The authentic Texas sayings had me rolling on the floor. I’m a Texan and boy did I relate to the towns and chili cook-off so well.
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through much of the book, I felt like I was right there, watching all of the action taking place and listening in on conversations.
A little romance, a lot of suspects and moments of merriment as the festival weekend plays out.
Adler’s writing style creates such a casual and welcoming experience that is hard to forget and I was immediately swept back into this endearing locale.
~That’s What She’s Reading
This book is full of twists and turns and the ending will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, or like me standing and chewing your barely there thumb nail!
~The Montana Bookaholic
About the Book
Cinco de Murder (A Taste of Texas Mystery)
3rd in Series
Setting – Texas
Berkley (April 3, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Digital ASIN: B073TJH4FF
Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan serves up more Lone Star justice in this spicy mystery from the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole.
It’s fiesta time in Broken Boot, Texas, and tourists are pouring into town faster than free beer at a bull roping for the mouthwatering Cinco de Mayo festivities. Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan, her feisty abuela, and even her spunky Chihuahua Lenny are polishing their folklórico dances for Saturday’s big parade, while Uncle Eddie is adding his own spicy event to the fiesta menu: Broken Boot’s First Annual Charity Chili Cook-off.
But Uncle Eddie’s hopes of impressing the town council go up in smoke when cantankerous chili cook Lucky Straw is found dead in his tent. And when Josie’s beloved uncle is accused of fatal negligence, she, Lenny, and the steadfast Detective Lightfoot must uncover who ended the ambitious chilihead’s life–before another cook kicks the bucket.
About the Author
Rebecca Adler grew up on the sugar beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast. Drawn to the Big Apple by the sweet smell of wishful thinking, she studied acting on Broadway until a dark-eyed cowboy flung her over his saddle and hightailed it to the Southwest.
Prior to writing women’s fiction, Gina always found a way to add a touch of the dramatic to her life: dinner theatre in Mississippi, can-can club in Florida, and playing a giant Furskin in the New York Toy Fair, plus the occasional play and musical.
She’s currently content to pour her melodramatic tendencies into writing her Taste of Texas culinary mystery series. Set in far West Texas, her humorous stories are filled with delicious suspense and scrumptious Tex-Mex recipes. Her alter ego, Gina Lee Nelson, writes sweet contemporary romances with a sweet, Southern-fried flavor.
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