Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Catered St. Patrick's Day by Isis Crawford

Mike Sweeney was a con man.  He was smooth talking and he convinced others to "invest" with him.  The bad part was that he was the only getting rich.  And now he's been drowned in a keg of green beer...

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It's being published this month, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I wanted to read this story for two reasons:  It's a murder mystery and it has recipes.

All the characters in this story are either related, ex's, or friends.  Trying to weed through them and come up with someone who would be able to actually commit murder is a challenge.  Especially with emotional baggage all around.

The author writes a good mystery, tantalizes you with food descriptions, makes her characters sound real, and keeps your attention to the end.

Her ending did surprise me, not by revealing the murderer, but by the actions of one of the characters.  It's an interesting ending.  You'll have to read it and see what you think.

If you'd like my ARC, leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at bookfaerie.com with your NAME AND ADDRESS telling me why you'd like to read it.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

Happy reading.

9 comments:

Shan said...

Anything Irish works for me!! Where was this story set? Love the idea of recipes and a murder...seems to be working, as this is the second book that I have noticed offered by you offering this combination!!

Thanks for such amazing write ups on the stories, that help us to have a better idea of what might tickle our fancy.

Shan

Jo Ann Hakola said...

It's set stateside in Longely, no state given. Most likely an imaginary town.

Glad I caught your attention!

joher525 said...

Just the fact it is a murder mystery that's all I need...

joher525 said...

The fact it is a mystery that's all I need..sounds good to me...

Connie said...

Oh my gosh! Look at those delicious cupcakes! They are my passion. Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm hoping someone will bake some for me. Looking forward to adding this gorgeous novel to my Wish List. Thanks for sharing!

ChristyJan said...

I'm like you . . . I want to read this story for two reasons: It's a murder mystery and it has recipes.

Anonymous said...

etc.I love anything with food and mystery, big fan of Joanne Fluke and other authors who write food mysterys
this one really sounds good.

Anonymous said...

You have made the ending sound intriguing...I look forward to reading " A Catered St Patrick's Day"

I really enjoy books that give recipes that are mentioned in the story.

~Kym Amaral
flwrs4ever(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

I've been combing the internet looking for Irish-themed books and was thrilled to spy this one! I'd love to read it! Thanks for featuring it on your blog!