Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cinco de Mayhem: A Santa Fe Cafe Mystery by Ann Myers

There's a new chef in town.  He's rude, he's a bully, and he's willing to buy a health inspector to put the others out of business.  When they find him dead under another woman's food cart, nobody feels bad except the poor woman, who gets accused of his murder.  After all, he's under her cart and has her knife stuck in him to kill him.  Being home alone doesn't give you a good alibi...

William Morrow and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 29th.

The main female character in this series owns a restaurant.  She's also dating a good looking attorney.  The bad part is that her ex-husband is the cop in town and he's looking at Linda, the tamale stand owner, as the killer.  She knows she wouldn't do it but there were so many others who would...

You learn about Mexican food, New Mexican food and even Tex-Mex food as you read this mystery.  I live in New Mexico and most of the food they mentioned were fancier than the fare I eat.  There's even a recipe or two at the end of the book you can try.

I enjoyed the budding romance and watching the women trying to sleuth down the killer.  I suspected the killer earlier in the story than I wanted to but I read a lot of mysteries and that might have been why.  It was also fun watching how she's raising her child.  She's in the "I'm not sure what to do?" stage.

All in all, it was a fun read and makes a good cozy mystery.  Wonder who she'll find dead next?

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