Wednesday, April 4, 2018

I'm happy to be joining #BerkleyMystery
in celebrating author
Rebecca Adler
and her new book
Book 3 in the Taste of Texas Mysteries

Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan serves up more Lone Star justice in this spicy mystery from the author of The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole.

It's fiesta time in Broken Boot, Texas, and tourists are pouring into town faster than free beer at a bull roping for the mouthwatering Cinco de Mayo festivities. Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan, her feisty abuela, and even her spunky Chihuahua Lenny are polishing their folklรณrico dances for Saturday's big parade, while Uncle Eddie is adding his own spicy event to the fiesta menu: Broken Boot's First Annual Charity Chili Cook-off.

But Uncle Eddie's hopes of impressing the town council go up in smoke when cantankerous chili cook Lucky Straw is found dead in his tent. And when Josie's beloved uncle is accused of fatal negligence, she, Lenny, and the steadfast Detective Lightfoot must uncover who ended the ambitious chilihead's life--before another cook kicks the bucket.



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CINCO DE MURDER is seasoned with the same intelligent writing as the two previous installments of this wonderful series.

Author Rebecca Adler has reminded me why I wanted to return to Broken Boot, Texas. The wonderful characters, including longhaired Chihuahua, Lenny, the festive feel of the town, and the mouthwatering food are all just as I remembered. I swear I could smell delicious Tex-Mex the moment I opened the book.

Adler has blended together the prefect ingredients to ensure CINCO DE MURDER contains just the right amount of mystery, fun, and intrigue. With a plot full of twists and turns, this tasty murder mystery will leave you feeling sated at the satisfying conclusion but will quickly have you hungering for more of the series.          

Make sure to check out the back for the book for yummy recipes!


Rebecca Adler grew up on the sugar beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast. Drawn to the Big Apple by the sweet smell of wishful thinking, she studied acting on Broadway until a dark-eyed cowboy flung her over his saddle and hightailed it to the Southwest.

Prior to writing women's fiction, Gina always found a way to add a touch of the dramatic to her life: dinner theatre in Mississippi, can-can club in Florida, and playing a giant Furskin in the New York Toy Fair, plus the occasional play and musical.

She's currently content to pour her melodramatic tendencies into writing her Taste of Texas culinary mystery series. Set in far West Texas, her humorous stories are filled with delicious suspense and scrumptious Tex-Mex recipes. Her alter ego, Gina Lee Nelson, writes sweet contemporary romances with a sweet, Southern-fried flavor.


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  1. Good reviews out on this book. I think I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the opportunity

  2. Thanks, Lisa, and happy Wednesday!

  3. Thank you for your review on Rebecca Adler"s new book "CINCO DE MURDER". I have a chihuahua so seeing Lenny on the cover naturally made me want to read this book if for no other reason. However, knowing the author's books, it would have been put on my TBR list anyway. :)

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. This book sounds so good. My TBR list just keeps getting longer.

  5. Interesting characters. Enjoyed the review. Would love to try out the recipes. Thanks for sharing. (

  6. Adding to my TBR, thank you for sharing!