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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Book Review - Finger Lickin' Dead: A Memphis BBQ Mystery by Riley Adams

In honor of the first day of Summer, I give you the perfect summertime cozy mystery to savor - "Finger Lickin' Dead: A Memphis BBQ Mystery" by my good friend, Riley Adams.
About The Book:
When an anonymous food critic blasts several local restaurants—including Aunt Pat’s—Lulu Taylor and her customers are biting mad, especially when they learn that "Eppie Currian" is the pen name of their friend Evelyn’s cheating boyfriend. When “Eppie” gets his own fatal review, the list of suspects is longer than the list of specials at the best BBQ place in Memphis.

Pull up a chair, grab a napkin and get ready to have a finger lickin' good time as you dive into the fun at Aunt Pat's BBQ, the best BBQ joint in Memphis!

Riley Adams (aka Elizabeth Spann Craig) once again delivers a story that is spiced just right with a dash of mystery, a pinch of spellbinding intrigue, and a whole cup of good times with her 2nd book in the Memphis BBQ series, "Finger Lickin' Dead."  Continuing to fill out her cast of lively characters, Riley stirs up a fast-paced story that will have her legion of fans flipping pages as fast as they can to find out "who dun it!"

I love the character of "Lulu," the matriarch of the Taylor clan and the overseer of the food, fun, and family at "Aunt Pat's." She is a wise old soul who keeps her head when everybody else goes a little wild, whether it be over solving a mystery, or digging into her special Southern comfort food. And bless Riley's dear heart for including recipes for some of the delicious sounding dishes she mentions in the story! 

If you enjoy Southern-themed cozy mysteries, the "Memphis BBQ Mystery" series is guaranteed to satisfy your craving. Be sure to check out the first book in this series, "Delicious and Suspicious."  It's a great story too!

About The Author:

Like her characters, Riley Adams/Elizabeth Spann Craig’s roots are in a small, Southern town. She grew up in Anderson, South Carolina, where she spent most of her childhood in the county library, staggering out with books by the armful.
Her magazine articles have appeared in both England and the United States.
She’s the mother of two and currently lives in Matthews, North Carolina. Between juggling room mom duties, refereeing play dates, and being dragged along as chaperone/hostage on field trips, she dreams of dark and stormy nights beside stacks of intriguing mysteries with excellent opening lines.

Check out her website at http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/

My thanks to the publisher for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Mystica said...

I don't know why but it sounds like Gilmore Girls which I like!

TheBookGirl said...

I love culinary mysteries and the Southern setting is an added bonus. I will definitely look for this one -- thanks for highlighting it :)