Book: Chicken Soup & Homicide by Janel Gradowski
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Publication date: 2015
Source: e-ARC provided by author
Summary: Chicken Soup & Homicide is the second book in the series that began with Pies & Peril. Our heroine, competitive cook Amy Ridley, has a killer recipe for the Chicken Soup Showdown. But before any one gets a taste, a real killer turns the backstage area into a crime scene. Amy is the lucky contestant who opens the refrigerator only to have a dead body fall out. The situation gets worse when Amy’s best friend Carla is named the prime suspect in the case.
Thoughts: Revisiting Amy, in her small Michigan town, was fun in the winter time because we get cozy dishes like chicken soup, gourmet nut butter and jam sandwiches, and chocolate-chunk scones. Alongside the warm dishes, we get a heavy cold dose of murder, a victim with many enemies and no friends, and a detective who is even less likable than the guy who got himself killed. Clearly, Amy is the only person who can get herself and her friends off the detective’s suspect list by finding the killer on her own. After all, she successfully solved the crime in Pies & Peril.
Challenges: Chicken Soup & Homicide is my first book for this year’s Foodie’s Read Challenge.
Reviews: Today is the book birthday for Chicken Soup & Homicide. Check out the blog tour that begins today for more reviews, interviews, and other events. Author Janel Gradowski is also throwing a party that includes a giveaway.
Check back on Saturday when I’ll have an interview with the author as my Weekend Cooking post!