Monday, August 14, 2017

Welcome to week 9 of the
with Bloggers Mary Brown, Karen M. Owen, and yours truly!

Every Monday from now through August 28,
Mary, Karen, and I
will recommend some of our favorite cozy mystery titles in eleven (11) different categories!

Today our theme is 
Summer Food/BBQ Cozies! 
We're recommending 3 books with this theme that really stand out to each of us.

My pick for favorite cozy with a
Summer Food and/or BBQ  theme is
#5 in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries
by Daryl Wood Gerber

Things heat up for bookstore owner Jenna Hart in the latest Cookbook Nook mystery from the Agatha Award-winning author of Fudging the Books.
As the Wild West Extravaganza rides into Crystal Cove, California, Cookbook Nook store owner Jenna Hart is ready to indulge her appetite for grilled and barbecued treats and maybe even try the Texas skip. But when the body of one of her father’s neighbors is found the next morning smoldering in a bonfire, the rodeo revelry is extinguished. 
Sylvia Gump had acquired plenty of enemies with her practice of illegally encroaching on her neighbors’ properties—including Jenna’s dad, who was off fishing by himself and has no alibi for the murder. Now it’s up to Cary Hart’s dutiful daughter to clear his name before the real killer turns up the heat and rakes someone else over the coals...



Be prepared to get your mystery senses fired up over this delicious read!

Ever since read book one, FINAL SENTENCE, the Cookbook Nook Mysteries have been one of my very favorites.

Getting back to Crystal Cover is like going back to visit old friends. The characters in this series are so richly written, it’s hard to believe they’re fictional! The family, and the friend dynamics are something we all should be graced with in our lives.

GRILLING THE SUBJECT is another fabulous installment of this great series. A fun, fast, intriguing read. I read this is one setting, breaking only for food and drink. (These books make me hungry!) Filled with twists, turns, and all around “Whats?”, I didn’t even come close to guessing whodunit.

Author Daryl Wood Gerber certainly knows what it takes to give readers the best time they can have. She sure has a real fan in me!

Don’t forget to check out the back of the book for some great recipes!

When I first heard about the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, I was so excited! A series about not only books, but cookbooks? Yes please!

In book five, GRILLING THE SUBJECT, the story's focus it grilling. 

I really enjoyed reading about all of the different foods that can be grilled! Some things I never would have thought about.

Of course, GRILLING THE SUBJECT is also a fabulous mystery written only as author Daryl Wood Gerber can. The setting, the characters, the books . . . there is nothing about the entire series not to love. 
Do  yourself a favor and add this series to your reading list!

My Amigos Mary and Karen have also picked their favorite yard/garage sale / vintage finds cozies. 
Please head over to their blogs and check them out!

Mary Brown's blog


Karen Owen's blog

Make sure to check back next Monday for suggestions on a new cozy mystery theme!

Keep all of our great titles in mind for
Buy A Friend A Book Day 
August 29!

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  1. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Happy Monday, to you!

  3. Can you believe I have never read one of her books? I must add these to my list! Great selection Lisa!

  4. Couldn't be a better choice with grilling in the title. :)