mercoledì 2 novembre 2016

Review : The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole by Rebecca Adler


The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole
by Rebecca Adler

I love a good cozy mystery and this is a great read…I really enjoyed how this involves country music and food. Two of my favorite things.
~Books, Dreams, Life
I always love a good mystery with a southern flare. And this book was more than chips and salsa. The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole, gives you an entire mystery that is so well written that you can’t put it down…
~Bibliophile Reviews
For a good read and some recipes to make your mouth water, give this series a try!
~Back Porchervations
Rebecca Adler has cooked up a cozy mystery that is smart, funny, and nicely paced.
This book was a quick read and very enjoyable.
~A. Holland Reads
…it is so much fun! I absolutely love the setting and the Tex-Mex flair.
~Brooke Blogs
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The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole
(A Taste of Texas Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (November 1, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425275948
E-Book ASIN: B01BK0SQ72


Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan is about to serve up some Lone Star justice in this spicy Taste of Texas Mystery from the author of Here Today, Gone Tamale.
Tourists are pouring into the town of Broken Boot for the annual Homestead Days Music Festival. Opening the celebration at Two Boots dance hall is smooth-talking country singer Jeff Clark, the ex-boyfriend of Josie’s best friend, Patti Perez. When the charming Clark woos Patti onstage in an attempt to rekindle some sparks with his old flame, Josie fears her friend will end up as just one more notch on the singer’s guitar strap.
To impress her editor at the Broken Boot Bugle, Josie and her Chihuahua, Lenny, pursue the singer to Patti’s house, hoping for an interview. Instead, they discover Clark facedown in a bowl of guacamole with a bloodied guitar at his side. With Patti suddenly a murder suspect, Josie must use her reporter skills to find out who had a chip on their shoulder—before the killer double dips….

My Review

I was very curious to read this mystery, I really liked the cover, the title and the blurb. I'm not disappointed. It 's really a great read.
Josie is a part-time reporter and her dog writes a blog. She has returned to her hometown after a heavy disappointment of love and helps her family in the restaurant. The city is full of tourists for the Homestead Days Music Festival. Opening the festival is the charming guitarist Jeff Clark, the former boyfriend of her dear friend Patti. He begins to court her and Josie is afraid Patti suffer again. When she tries to talk to him finds him dead and Patti is the main suspect. Josie and her dog will have to investigate to save her friend.
Josie is smart, very generous, friendly but a little nosy. I really loved the dog Lenny, really cute and funny. The author was very good at describing the small and quirky community and its wealth and cultural diversity
The author had me hooked from the very first to the very last sentence. The pacing of the story is smooth and even, the plot tight and intricate, and the story itself, riveting.
Highly recommended

gina-lee-nelsonAbout 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.
Author Links
Twitter: @CozyTxMysteries
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