Marinating in Murder
The third in a delicious series featuring a dinner club that tries out new recipes–while trying to catch a killer
The Culinary Capers Dinner Club is planning a fall picnic for their next meeting. What could be better than sharing delicious food with friends under a beautiful autumn sky? But when club member Alison Malkovich opens the back of her SUV to load in the picnic supplies, she finds a dead body. To make things worse, it’s the body of her ex-husband, and now she’s the prime suspect. Because Alison is a police officer, she is suspended and warned not to do any investigating of her own. That’s not about to stop J.J. and the Culinary Capers gang though. They know that Alison is innocent, and after all, they do have some experience solving crimes.
For 14 years, Linda Wiken owned the mystery specialty store, Prime Crime Books in Ottawa, ON. It was with sadness and a sense of anticipation that she closed the store in 2010. Now, she’s embarked on a life of crime between the pages. Her first novel in the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries, A Killer Read, was published April, 2012 as her alter ego, Erika Chase, and was shortlisted for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel at the Malice Domestic conference. There are now five books in the series.She embarked on a new writing adventure this year as the real Linda Wiken with another series, the Dinner Club Mysteries, also from Berkley Prime Crime.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
Not to sound morbid, but finding a body of your husband in the back of your vehicle tops my list of moments in a story. I really think that I would have just dropped dead if that happened to me, but it also sets up for a really good case. I thought that the author created great detours from the truth, we were given lots of routes to the answer.
I would be happy in Vermont. It is a beautiful state, and though it is probably discussed more in the first novel, readers to get an idea for the area in the setting. Adding the picnic and fall season makes me swoon, these two of my favorite things. The perfect setting to envision is a beautiful fall day and this book gives you that, even with a body.
Readers can read this book as a stand alone, though you might miss some of the budding relationships that are built in other books. I really love J.J. and the club. Though they are a dinner club, they are also sleuthing to solve mysteries and that is something that goes great with good food. Enjoy a glass of sparkling water, and a delightful appetizer while you read and indulge in this book!
Have you ever been part of a dinner club?
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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