Saturday, May 7, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan




Title: Irish Stewed
 Author: Kylie Logan
 Series: Book 1 Ethnic Eats Mysteries
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Star Rating: Five Stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 It's not the same old culinary cozy mystery this one has a twist, a ethnic twist with a different kind of amateur sleuth, Laurel. Laurel has come back home to Hubbard, Ohio after being fired from her personal chef job for a Hollywood superstar, Laurel's foster aunt Sophie Charnowski is going to be laid up in the hospital and Sophie asks Laurel to take care of her diner Sophie's at the Terminal at the Tracks at a train station that has been a gathering place for over forty years.

 What Laurel finds at the diner is not her idea of a ideal working environment with kitchy Victorian dusty knick knacks and teddy bears considering when her aunt visited her and her deceased foster mother Sophie showed her pictures of an entirely different restaurant but after much debate Laurel decides to stay. Could it possibly have to do with the owner of the Irish Store and lawyer, sexy, hunky, Delcan?

 When Sophie and Laurel meet at the Diner, Laurel finds investigate reporter,of Channel WKFJ Jack Lancer aka “The Lance of Justice.” a publicity hound, a fearless cavalier, at times charitable but loved to shame people on TV and a scumbag womanizer slumped over the table dead stabbed to death with a receipt spike that Sophie's grandfather brought over from Poland in 1913.

 Suspects start to emerge and Laurel being new to town and to Sophie's want to find a killer, even when a media frenzy with pushy,noisy reporter, Kim Kline at the helm and a change of menu brings a hectic but good change to the diner after there's little to no customers. Laurel wonders if someone has a grudge over one of the “Lance of Justice's” news stories but looking a little closer to home is what Laurel may have to do.

 This is one of the best first in a series cozy mysteries I have read in a long time. What a intriguing cast of characters with a unique premise for a foodie cozy mystery that made it exciting and a captivating read. The Lance of Justice is not the only one who needs justice when someone else is murdered but getting justice for two may not be as easy as Delcan's mom recipe for Irish stew. I can't wait to read French Fried, the second book in the series.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are honest and our own.

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 Comment with your email below to win Irish Stewed in the comments. If you do not leave your email here on the blog or email acozygirlreads@gmail.com you will be disqualified from winning

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 Giveaway is open to US residents only

 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST May 8th. Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST May 8th. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

55 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. I think this one sounds intriguing - a diner that serves ethnic foods! jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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  2. Love the review on this one and anything to do with train tracks and diners. I remember as a child riding the train and eating in the Station. Thank you for the contest
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  3. Sounds like a fun book.Would love to read it! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  4. I haven't eaten at many diners but I love trains and their dining cars! Sounds like a terrific read.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  5. No diners near here, but there 7s a coffee shop in an old train depot which makes for unique architecture. I am so excited to read this new debut! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Looks like Laurel has her work cut out for her. Thank you for the heads up about a new author and series. Most interested in reading. Thanks for the chance to get it sooner rather than later. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  7. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  8. This sounds like a great start to a new series.! grammyd01@comcast.net

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  9. Great review. Irish Stewed sounds like a good read. Thank you for introducing me to another "new-to-me" author.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  10. Great review.
    sweetiepiekk@gmail.com

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  11. I love starting cozy mystery series at the beginning. Thanks for the review and giveaway. kuzlin at aol.com

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  12. Wow, great review! Makes me want to read this right now.
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  13. New series are always fun and adding food is a great bonus! Vickiela3@hotmail.com

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  14. New series are always fun and adding food is a great bonus! Vickiela3@hotmail.com

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  15. We have a diner nearby that serves very good food. I would love to read this! Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  16. Sounds like a book I need to read! Dawnm89 at yahoo dot com

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  17. New series yay, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  18. This looks really good
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  19. Love your reviews and giveaways mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  20. This looks like a fun new series, thanks for offering the giveaway, lilflynracer at least

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  21. Thanks for the review--wow this book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I enjoyed the review, I look forward to reading this series! rlmallonee@yahoo.com

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  23. Loved your review! dawnmariekelley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I liked the review and the book sounds so good love the name. I would love to read and review on 2 sites ptclayton2@aol.com thanks so much peggy clayton

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  25. Great review....I would love to try this series
    Mrsalimashai@yahoo.com

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  26. I always enjoy getting in on the ground floor of a new series. And, I'm Irish, so it's a good fit! Dz87507 at gmaol dot com.

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  27. I always enjoy getting in on the ground floor of a new series. And, I'm Irish, so it's a good fit! Dz87507 at gmaol dot com.

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  28. carlapenny12@yahoo.com. Would love to read this new series

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  29. I love to start a new series. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  30. Love series that are set in my state.
    smm3@bex.net

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  31. Great review. Sounds like a good start to a new cozy series. Really looking forward to reading. Great giveaway, thanks.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Great review. Sounds like a good start to a new cozy series. Really looking forward to reading. Great giveaway, thanks.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Sounds like a great new series! cwsullivan53@gmail.com

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  34. Great intro & review once again Tina! I'm a Kylie Logan fan & can't wait to read the debut of this series!
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  35. Thanks foe rhe review and. Giveaway!!!! Food and mystery!!!! Mykind of series!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  36. Sounds like a good one! Sschulz92@msn.com

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  37. I'd love to read this! ellenbyronla@att.net

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  38. Hey another great book for me to read, share and talk about! Love the ideas about it. Nice review.

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  39. Looks like a winner. ourbutton@yahoo.com

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  40. Looks like a winner. ourbutton@yahoo.com

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  41. Sounds great can't wait to read it. pugpower63@gmail.com

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  42. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. What a great cozy. Sounds perfect since I love diners. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Sounds like a great new series. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  45. I always like to start at the beginning of a new series---and this one sounds perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  46. I love reading mysteries and this book has a great cover!
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  47. I love the synopses! seascapelife at (Gmail) dot com

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  48. This book sounds really exciting. I think I read the first few pages of that and it's hundred exciting thank you for this great review and the giveaway.
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  49. Sounds great. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  50. I have not read anything by this author before and will definitely add it to my pile of books to check out after reading your review. I love a good cozy and this one sounds interesting.

    DelAnne

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  51. I am looking forword to this new series. Thanks for the review

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  52. Thanks for bringing this new series to my attention! Can't wait to start this series!

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  53. There used to be a large number of "Greek" Diners in my community but now there's only one left and the food isn't that good. The others were offered tons of money to sell their property to developers who put up huge waterfront condos that are still mostly unsold.

    I'm picking up my copy of the book from my local library tomorrow, but I'd really rather own my own copy to share with my grown children who love trolling my library for books to "borrow". LOL

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  54. The review sounds wonderful and I think it would be on that I would enjoy!

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