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14 June 2011

DELICIOUS AND SUSPICIOUS: A Memphis BBQ Mystery - Riley Adams

Welcome to Aunt Pat's barbecue restaurant--family run and located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Named in the honor of Lulu Taylor's great aunt, the restaurant is known for its ribs and spicy cornbread, but now the Taylor family will be known for murder---unless Lulu can clear their name.....


Rebecca Adrian came to Memphis to suss out the best local BBQ for a prominent Cooking Channel show. Trouble is, Rebecca doesn't live long enough to mention a bad review. A mystery ingredient has killed her---and now all fingers are pointing to Aunt Pat's restaurant. Horrified that her family is being accused of murder, Lulu fires up her investigative skills to solve the crime before someone else gets skewered....


Includes recipes!!!!

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I have been perusing a couple of maps and seeing what DH thinks about a trip to Memphis someday. After reading this book, the start of this delectable series, I hope we can go soon. We will go on our wee tour of the best BBQ joint. Would that Aunt Pat's was a real place.

Until the trip, I will happily read more of this series and dream of ribs, spicy cornbread, coleslaw, red beans and rice.....sigh.....


Lulu is an older woman, has kids, grandkids, but the reader isn't left with any kind of certain age nor of any kind of age-related issues that would keep Lulu from finding the cause of the death of producer from the Cooking Channel. She knows it just could not be her restaurant, but where or who would do this?

Besides Lulu, my favorite characters are the Graces, docents at Graceland who come in on quite a regular basis. They are good friends and confidants and each has a spectacular personality and can't wait to read more about them in future books.

Five BBQ is AWESOME beans.....



6 comments:

Mary Beth said...
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Mary said...

(deleted my first comment because it was from a different acct, sorry)

Oh this sounds great! Adding it to my list... and after reading your review I'm also hungry!!!

Aurian said...

I like books with older main characters, adventures shouldn't stop at 30 or 40. I'm not much of a rib's person, but the book sure sounds delicious.

Sherri said...

There is nothing like BBQ in the South!! This book sounds like a fun read!! Thanks for the review!

Gingabelle said...

Looks like a fun read Vickie!

Vickie said...

Mary: I was hungry the whole time I read it! *grin*

Aurian: That's what I say, too. Life only gets better as should the action the older we get. I love Lulu!

Sherri: I really can't wait til DH and I retire retire and head out for a trip across country. I want to see more of the South and hit up the BBQ places.

Ginny: It is indeed a fun read.