Chicken Soup and Homicide
by Janel Gradowski
Publisher: Gemma Halliday
Published: Feb. 23. 2015
Synopsis: Amy Ridley and her friend, Sophie, have perfected their chicken soup recipe, and the winter-weary residents of Kellerton, Michigan can't wait to watch them compete against other local chefs in the Chicken Soup Showdown. But the charity event starts out with a bang, literally, when one of the rival chefs falls out of a freezer and onto Amy. If it wasn't stressful enough for Amy to catch a dead body, the detective in charge of the investigation targets her best friend, Carla, as the chief suspect in the murder.
In order to clear her friend's name, Amy does her own investigating. The problem is nobody liked the arrogant murdered celebrity chef, and soon her suspect list is longer than the list of ingredients in her secret chicken soup recipe. Can Amy figure out who killed the celebrity chef? Or will Carla be spending the spring in jail?
My thoughts: I'm a huge fan of cozy mysteries, and culinary cozies are a close second to my favorite pet cozies. The talk of food was amazing and mouthwatering. Thank goodness for the recipes, which I hope to try out on my own.
The story is very well written, the characters are well defined, and the plot keeps you guessing all the way to the end.
I haven't read the first book in this series, but now I want to go back and catch up before the next one comes out. Thanks so much to Janel for giving me the opportunity to discover her wonderful series!.
My rating: Four stars.
About The Author
Janel Gradowski lives in a land that looks like a cold weather fashion accessory, the mitten-shaped state of Michigan. She is a wife and mom to two kids and one Golden Retriever. Her journey to becoming an author is littered with odd jobs like renting apartments to college students and programming commercials for an AM radio station. Somewhere along the way she also became a beadwork designer and teacher. She enjoys cooking recipes found in her formidable cookbook and culinary fiction collection. Searching for unique treasures at art fairs, flea markets and thrift stores is also a favorite pastime. Coffee is an essential part of her life. She writes the Culinary Competition Mystery Series, along with The Bartonville Series (women’s fiction) and the 6:1 Series (flash fiction). She has also had many short stories published in both online and print publications.
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