Saturday, February 28, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Chicken Soup & Homicide by Janel Gradowski

 Title: Chicken Soup and Homicide
 Author: Janel Gradowski
 Series: Book 2 Culinary Competition Mysteries
 Publisher: Smashwords Edition
 Format: Ebook
 Source: Received for Review from Author
 Genre: Cozy Mystery
 Rating: Five Stars
 Reviewed By: Tina Diamond

 It's the Chicken Soup Showdown and it's wintertime in Kellerton, Michiagan and housewife and recipe developer, Amy along with her friend Sophie who owns, an up and coming cafe where Amy will providing her recipe expertise are competing along with other chefs for charity.As Amy is going backstage to chill her butter for their soup recipe, a competing chef, Chet Britton falls on top of Amy with a knife plunged into his chest as she's opening the fridge. It is one strange place to find a dead body and Amy is in shock from the experience but she has found a dead body before.

 Soon every one including Amy and her other friend Carla become targets because Carla was seen telling off the arrogant Chef before he died, that and the fact that they are ex lovers but it soon seems that he had a lot more ex lovers than Carla and fellow chefs that seem to have it in for him. The detective on the case thinks that everyone is a suspect and results to low, down and dirty tactics to unsuccessfully catch Chef Britton's killer.
 Amy has had enough of the crocked detective harassing her and her friends and decides to try to Clear her friends name along with her own. Amy needs to find the secret recipe to finding a killer before her or one of her friend becomes 86 ed .

 Such a perfect book for a culinary mystery fan. This book is filled with yummy and delicious food references, descriptions and foodie chefs. I loved how most of the characters were chefs or had connections with food. I found I could totally relate to Amy being a foodie house wife who loves to cook and try new recipes. For me, it made this book great when you can connect with the characters. The story and the characters were so well written especially the horrible detective, it just made me want to punch him in the face because I hated him so much and I truly feared for Amy and her friends fate and when you can feel that passionate about them. I can't wait to read and review the next in this series and It has become one of my favorites.

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  1. This book sounds terrific! I love the cover and the title. Thank you for the contest!

  2. This book sounds great. I can't wait to read this. Thank you for the chance to win.

  3. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Janel Gradowski is a new author for me. After reading the review, Chicken Soup & Homicide sounds perfect for me! I am looking forward to checking out the books in this mystery series. Thank you!


  5. I love food related cozies.

  6. Love culinary mysteries, thank you for the chance and I hope to get a chance to read it :)

  7. Thanks for being a part of the tour. I'm so happy you liked Chicken Soup & Homicide! Good luck to everybody entering the contest!

  8. Chicken soup sounds good on a cold day - with snow being forecast.
    the chicken soup book sounds interesting too.

  9. This is a new author to me. The book sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Looking forward to readying this one. Thanks for the chance to get it free.

  11. An obnoxious chef - just like on some of the cooking shows! :) Sounds like a fun series.

  12. Sounds like a scrummy book. Cute cover and title.

  13. Glad to see the series continuing. I enjoyed the first novel and the short story in the Christmas anthology.

  14. I haven't tried this series yet.....

  15. This sounds like a great series. I love "foodie" books esp. mysteries.Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like a great book.

  17. would love to read this........
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  18. Chicken soup sounds so good about now. It's comfort soup when one doesn't feel good, or when the weather is cold and snowy. And both apply.
    I don't want to find a dead body when I go to make the soup though [except mine will come out of a Campbell Soup can]. I'd just rather read about that. :)

    donna {dot} durnell {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

  19. I would love to win this!

  20. I'd love to read this. I really enjoy foodie mysteries.

  21. Oh yes...please enter me for this one..

  22. I would like to read this book. Please enter me.

  23. Looks like a Great Book that I would enjoy reading

  24. I would like to win this book for my Sister AFTER I read it Of Course Looks like a good one



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