Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Tour Review and Giveaway - Chili Con Carnage by Kylie Logan

Genre: Cozy mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
First in the "Chili Cook Off" mystery series

One of my favorite kinds of cozy mysteries are "food related", and I really enjoyed this story about Maxie, and  her half-sister Sylvia as they make the rounds in the chili-cook off circuit in the Hot-Cha Chili Seasoning Palace! 
As soon as I started reading it, it grabbed my attention.  I really like the cute expressions and sayings that are mixed into the mystery, and I love the chili pepper costume!
Maxie and Sylvia dont always get along..but they are trying hard to keep the Chili Seasoning Palace up and running.
The characters are well written and the story leaves you guessing "who did it" until the end!

I love chili, and just recently there was a chili cook off near where I live, they are so much fun!

There is a chili recipe at the back of the book, and a sneak peek of her next book "A Tale of Two Biddies" ( League of  Literary Ladies mysteries # 2 - release date February 2014 )

If you love chili, or cozy will love this book!

The author has offered to give away a copy of this book 
to each stop on the tour!

 For your chance to win see below!
Giveaway ends on 10/8/2013
Winner has 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen, thanks!
** I was given a copy of this book for review for my honest opinion.

More about the Book:
( from )
Romance is supposed to be the spice of life. But Maxie Pierce is so done with bad relationships—well, almost. She just has to get rid of the latest loser, Roberto. Besides, she has more important things to worry about. Her daddy, Texas Jack Pierce, king of the chili cook-off circuit, has been missing for nearly six weeks now. In his place, she must team up with her irritating half sister, Sylvia, to promote the family business at the Taos Chili Showdown, to be judged by celebrity chef Carter Donnelly.
 But when Maxie discovers Roberto’s body in the chef’s trailer—only hours after publicly breaking up with him while wearing a giant red chili pepper costume—she suddenly finds she’s the one in the spotlight as the police pepper her with questions. Now this Chili Chick needs to kick up the search to catch the real killer and get back to finding her father…

More About the Author:

Kylie Logan has loved mysteries since she was a kid. Her dad was a Cleveland Police detective and he introduced her to Sherlock Holmes stories and gave her investigating experience when on his days off, they’d pile into the car and hit the streets to look for stolen cars. When he retired from the force, Dad became head of security for the Cleveland Public Library.
Kylie is currently writing three different mystery series: the Button Box mysteries , the League of Literary Ladies mysteries and now, the Chili Cook-Off mysteries. She can’t pass up an antique shop…there might be buttons in there! She can’t put down a classic book,  even if she already knows the story. And she can’t say no to a good bowl of chili. Luckily, her husband is the world’s greatest chili maker.

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  1. When I make chili I feel that it is a very filling dish, so I don't put out heavy side dishes. I might make a tossed green salad or put out cornbread or corn muffins, which just pair up so well with chili and can sop up the sauce. Thanks for the chance at this book.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Have a fabulous week...

  3. I don't serve anything with it as I feel it is enough on it's own. I do put out crackers and cheese for everyone to put in it though. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks everyone! All of the side dishes sound yummy! =)

  5. My chili is generally very full of beans and veggies so really do not add to it, sometimes have salad, but usually just cornbread :)

  6. Due to stomach problems I haven't made chili in years. but served it with salad and cole slaw.

  7. Crackers, cheese, green salad, cole slaw and cornbread all sound so good! =)

  8. We have either crackers or cornbread with our chili.
    Barbara Thompson

  9. Now I'm wondering if there might be buttons in the chili.

  10. Growing up at school we always had cinnamon rolls with our chili so as an adult we sometimes did that too. Thank you for the chance to win

    1. Angela, my husband also had cinnamon rolls with chili at school. When he told me this I was flabbergasted as the combo sounds completely odd to me. But his whole family loves it because the schools do it in Abilene (and apparently they're not the only ones). I finally tried it and just couldn't get into it! lol

  11. Cornbread, sometimes a salad, but mostly a toppings bar.

  12. What a fun book! My Dad offered to pay for us to go to the chili cook-off (no idea why, I guess he was feeling generous) but I have to work on Saturdays now. I've never been, have you? And I almost always serve chili with cornbread but if I don't have time, we crush up saltines on top. It's also good with beer bread or any homemade bread! I actually just made chili for dinner tonight - a smoky red lentil chili that was vegan but so good! Made some sweet buttermilk cornbread to go with it - winning.

    1. Veronica, I havent been to the Chili Cook off our local area, but it sounds like fun!
      Cornbread is so good with chili, and I always put saltines on the top of my chili too. =)

      Your smoky red lentil chili sounds delicious!

  13. I usually don't serve anything but if I was ambitious I'd serve cinnamon rolls of course, lol, nothing goes better with chili.


  14. Cornbread and salad complete the perfect meal!


  15. With chili, I serve crispy carrot and celery sticks and chunks of blue cheese. I usually have some tamales on hand and cold cottage cheese with pineapple slices. Oh, now i am getting hungry..

  16. Usually just cornbread or cheese
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  17. I serve crackers or cornbread with my chili.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  18. Congratulations Veronica M! She is the winner of the print copy of Chili Con Carnage!


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