Sunday, August 27, 2017

I'm so excited to be joining Berkley in celebrating 
the upcoming September 5 release of
Book 3 in the Undercover Dish Mysteries
by Julia Buckley
with a Review and Giveaway!

Secret chef Lilah Drake has a killer casserole to deal with in the latest Undercover Dish mystery from the author of Cheddar Off Dead....Customers trust Lilah Drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course. . . .
Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake's covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies.
When he's found facedown in Lilah's casserole, it's anyone's guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. A possible new heir to Marcus’s fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and "the proof is in the pudding." 



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This giveaway was made possible by Berkley.



I would pud up with anything, even murder, to read a book written by author Julia Buckley!

I once heard it said that “There is such a thing as too much of a good thing”. Okay, I don’t know who came up with that, but they never would have said it if they were readers if Julia Buckley. I’m here to tell you, when it comes to this author’s books, the phrase should have been “There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing”!

The best of the batch so far, PUDDING UP WITH MURDER is a fantastic story that held me captive from beginning to end. I simply adore the characters in this series, and that makes any book so much more of a joy to read. Hanging out with Lilah and her dog, Mick is always a great way to spend a day. Even when we come across those ever present, pesky dead bodies. ;-)

The fun in an Undercover Dish Mystery always starts on page one, and PUDDING UP WITH MURDER was no different. From the moment I opened this book, I was on a rollercoaster ride of emotion. Honestly, I spent 293 pages, laughing, gasping, blurting out, “No way!” and “Get out of here”, with the occasional “Nah-uh” thrown in for good measure.

When trying to figure out the who in the dunit, I always come close but second guess myself, which is exactly what author Buckley wants. She has a real skill for plotting the perfect crime. Good thing she uses her power for good, as a writer, or the law would have their hands full with her!

As always with this fantastic series, the whipped cream on the pudding if you will, there are some amazing recipes at the back of the book that just beg the reader to make them!

If you are a fan of tried and true cozy mysteries, look no further. PUDDING UP WITH MURDER is the book for you!

About Julia

Julia Buckley is a Chicago writer. She has two series with Berkley Prime Crime, along with a variety of mystery novels available on Kindle. 

Her hobbies are reading, writing, binge-watching tv series on Netflix, and hanging out with her husband, sons, four cats and one giant Labrador.

Visit Julia at her website, or her Facebook page, Julia Buckley Mystery Novels, or see her on Twitter @juliabucks. You can also explore her inspirations for Blue Lake on her Pinterest page, or follow her on Instagram at jellenbuckey.

Now available for pre-order
Release date:
September 5!

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  1. Looking forward to more of Lilah's adventures! Thanks!

  2. Thanks, Lisa, and happy Sunday, to you.

  3. Thanks for sharing Lisa, I really enjoyed this book and series.

  4. Thanks so much, Lisa!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

  5. This book sounds terrific. Would be so happy to win it too. Great blog post as always.
    Thank you.
    Cynthia B

  6. Great series I'm looking forward to this one.

  7. I love this series Lisa! So happy that Pudding Up With Murder will be out soon! Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Thanks for the review. It sure makes me want to pick up a copy and start reading. I'd love to win a copy to be able to do just that. :) Thanks for the chance!

  9. Love this series. Hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. Sharon Baker. slpetera@yahoo.coAugust 28, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    My favorite type books to read. They are so fun. Hope I win