Saturday, May 7, 2016
Book Review/Giveaway: Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan
Author: Kylie Logan
Series: Book 1 Ethnic Eats Mysteries
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
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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