At the start of the year I told you about a fun new series and now as the year draws to a close I am excited to see the second part, The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole (A Taste of Texas Mystery #2) by Rebecca Adler, will be available on November 1st.
From the back of the book:
Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan is about to serve up some Lone Star justice in this spicy Taste of Texas Mystery from the author of Here Today, Gone Tamale.
Tourists are pouring into the town of Broken Boot for the annual Homestead Days celebration. Opening the festivities at Two Boots Dance Hall is smooth-talking country singer Jeff Clark, the ex-boyfriend of Patti Lopez, Josie’s best friend. When the charming Clark woos Patti onstage in an attempt to rekindle some sparks with his old flame, Josie fears her friend will end up just one more notch on the singer’s guitar strap.
To impress her editor at the Broken Boot Bugle, Josie and her Chihuahua Lenny pursue the singer to Patti’s house, hoping for an interview. Instead, they discover Clark facedown in a bowl of guacamole with a bloodied guitar at his side. With Patti suddenly a murder suspect, Josie must use her reporter skills to find out who had a chip on their shoulder—before the killer double-dips.
Welcome back to the most Texas-ish cozy series ever. It was so much fun to see all the characters again and watch dynamics that started in part one deepen. This time the romance was even more subtle, letting the mystery take main stage. Josie’s humor was really ramped up this time. I simply loved, and cracked up laughing at the over the top use of similes.
The mystery was interesting, and there were a good amount of suspects and twists to keep me guessing. I did not solve it, but I close, sort of. I really recommend you give this series a look. The quirky, exaggerated southern characters that populate the series will give you a laugh even when faced with a dead body face down in guacamole.
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