Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Book Review: Crime Rib By Leslie Budewitz

Title: Crime Rib
Author: Leslie Budewitz
Series: Book 2 A food lovers' Village Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for review by author
Reviewed By: Tina

Food lovers village, in Jewel Bay, Montana is an idyllic foodie town and that is not lost on Gourmet food market owner, Erin Murphy, she runs what is affectionately known as the The Merc, specializing in gourmet and local food and food and The Merc are her passion. She invites Gib Knox and his hit EAT-TV show, Food Preneurs, to Montana for the Jewel Bay Summer Food and Art fair to film and feature the food and the fair for an episode of his show. Little does Erin know that while she is planning all of this someone else is planning to commit a murder...

Erin plans to set up a steak cooking competition, featuring some of Jewel Bay's best chefs, Drew Baker, Amber Stone. Then in a hit and run accident kills, Stacia Duval, Food Preneurs, producer her death may not be an accident but a murder in disguise. As if Erin has enough to worry about with running the competition and redecorating the courtyard at The Merc to make a dining area, soon after one of the competing chefs, Drew is found murdered. Erin cares for her town and wants to restore its possibly soon to be tarnished reputation that can occur from two murders before Food lovers village goes down in flames.

A Cozy Mystery for foodie lovers, Crime Rib, has delicious food and a few delectable murders. A strong food loving sleuth. Food is cleverly protrayed into the plot and leaves you wanting more. Any food and culinary cozy lover will love this one, with twisting plots and dynamic characters, they jump right off the page. It's interesting that I knew I wanted to read this series because it was named Food Lovers' Village Mysteies

Working at The Merc would be a dream for me to be surrounded by food all day, may or may not be a good thing for me but escaping to Jewel Bay and into the Food Lovers' Village is the perfect thing for this food and cozy mystery lover. I really can't wait to venture once again into Jewel Bay, the food lovers' village to savor the food and another murder mystery.


  1. So glad you enjoyed the trip to Jewel Bay!

  2. Sounds like it is a great follow up to the first book of the series.



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