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.