Saturday, October 10, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: The Big Chili by Julia Buckley

Title: The Big Chili
 Author: Julia Buckley
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Series: Book 1 An Undercover Dish Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for Review From Publisher
 Rating: 5 Stars
 Reviewed by: Tina


 Lilah Drake has a passion for cooking and dreams of owning her own catering business. She always has a song in her head and a song in her heart. She is cooking her famous covered dishes on the "down low" because her clients that she cooks for need to take credit for Lilah's tasty covered dishes.

 Alison Dixon is the president of the Pine Haven, Iliniois St.Barts Altar and Rosary Guild. As she announces the big jackpot on the church's bingo night she suddenly drops dead while tasting Pet's chili, a client of Lilah who is a member of the church.

 With another death of Pine Haven's librarian due to another poisoning. Lilah, the secret chef must uncover the truth before a murderer stirs up more trouble for Lilah, her covered dishes and her secret clientele.

 I know this series will be a new favorite when the protagonist has a passion for cooking,like me and also always has a song in her head also like me. Lilah was also very relatable and down to earth, which drew me into the story even more and made the book hard to put down. Julia Buckley's The Big Chili was very well written and kept me entertained until the murderer was revealed and also a very tantalizing beginning to a promising new culinary mystery series.



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32 comments:

  1. The Big Chili sounds like a great read! I am looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the chance to win.
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  2. Looks like a fun read; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  3. Perfect..food and cozies. YUM grammyd01@comcast.net

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  4. I love these books with cooking settings. Thanks for a chance to enter. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  5. Sounds like good read mamorr69@gmail.com

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  6. Thanks, Tina. I would love to win a copy! patucker54 (at aol dot com).

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  7. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  8. An Undercover Dish Mystery - I love this idea for a series! It sounds terrific.
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  9. I love culinary mysteries--this one sounds like a good one. Thanks for the opportunity to win! cking78503@ao.com

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  10. Sounds wonderful. Midwest, BIG dog ( <3 ) and food!

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  11. The cover caught my interest at once. It is on my TBR list.
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  12. Thank you so much for posting a review! And thanks to all the commenters.

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  13. This books sounds delightful and special. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. This cozy would be very enjoyable. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. This sounds like a fun new series. Thanks for the giveaway. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  16. This book looks really good. Thanks for the chance to win a copy
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  17. Culinary cozies are among my favorites, and this sounds promising. Thank you for the chance to win. dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. This sounds like a good idea for a story.
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  19. I am always up for a culinary cozy. With your 5 star rating, I know this one is going to be good! eeyore722@gmail.com

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  20. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for the chance!
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  21. Somebody has it in for librarians. I have to watch my step.
    sounds interesting.
    thanks
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  22. Sounds great, thanks for the opportunity. piperml@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks for introducing me to a new series and author. This was a great review. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  25. I would love to win this book. It sounds wonderful!! Thanks for the opportunity. chettysmom@yahoo.com

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  26. This brings me back to the days when I cooked for private parties. I'd love to add this book to my collection of cooking cozies.

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  27. Would love to read this! Thanks for the chance.
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  28. This looks like a great new series! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. The book sounds great! Can't wait to read it!
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  30. Sounds like a good one. thanks for the giveaway.
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  31. Looks like a fun new series. Thanks for the review.

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  32. I love all those old methods of communication- flowers, fan position, handkerchief folds... Does anyone else wish they were still widely used? I feel like they'd lend an air of mystery and romance to life.
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