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 mysteries...you will love this book!
The author has offered to give away a copy of this book
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Giveaway ends on 10/8/2013
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** I was given a copy of this book for review for my honest opinion.
More about the Book:
( from Amazon.com )
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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