Dec 07 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Here Today, Gone Tamale by Rebecca Adler

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Giveaways, Reviews / 3 Comments


After losing her newspaper job in Austin and having her former fiancé unfriend her on Facebook, Josie Callahan scoops up her Chihuahua, Lenny, and slinks back to Broken Boot, Texas. Maybe working as head waitress at Milagro—her aunt and uncle’s Tex-Mex restaurant—isn’t exactly living the dream, but it is a fresh start.

And business is booming as tourists pour into Broken Boot for its famous Wild West Festival. But when a local jewelry designer is found strangled outside Milagro after a tamale-making party, Josie’s reporter instincts kick in. As suspects pile up and alibis crack faster than taco shells, Josie needs to wrap up this case tighter than her tía’s tortillas—before another victim calls for the check…


About the Author:

rebeccaadlerRebecca Adler is the pen name of author Gina Lee Nelson. Gina 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 high-tailed 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, flower shop in Germany, acting school on Broadway, sweatshirt boutique on Madison Avenue, all night dive on the Lower East Side, video series in Jersey, and a giant Furskin at the New York Toy Fair, plus the occasional play and musical.

She’s currently content to pour her melodramatic tendencies into writing cozy mysteries with a hint of romance and a sweet, Southern-fried flavor.


Review of Here Today, Gone Tamale

Review (4.5 Stars): This spicy mystery was a rip-roaring good time and will have you coming back for seconds of these entertaining characters.  Josie Callahan moves back to Broken Boot, Texas, after losing her reporter job to become head waitress at her family’s Tex-Mex restaurant.  Being home is bad enough until the body of a local jewelry designer is found behind the restaurant and there is a long list of suspects that wanted her dead.  Now, Josie must find the killer before it is too late and Josie becomes another name on the killer’s list.

I loved this mystery because Josie was such a delightful character and I absolutely love culinary mysteries.  This mystery was vibrant, fun and exciting, which made it an absolute treat to read.  Just thinking about the amazing recipes and yummy food detailed throughout this book makes my mouth water and I know readers will enjoy this new series.  This is the first book in the Taste of Texas mystery series and I’m can’t wait for another helping of Josie and her Chihuahua, Lenny.


I’m excited to give away a copy of Here Today, Gone Tamale. This giveaway is for US Residents only.  To be entered in the drawing by December 15th, please leave me a comment & your email below:

3 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Here Today, Gone Tamale by Rebecca Adler”

  1. Jeanetta

    Here Today, Gone Tamale sounds like a fun read, and I adore the cover art. Thank you for the great review.

  2. holdenj

    I love Tex-Mex food and the premise of the book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Rebecca Adler

    Thanks, Jennifer, for a wonderful review!

    And, Jeanetta and holdenj, I appreciate your generous and kind comments as well.

    I’m a bit late on the draw, but I hope this series puts a smile on your face!

    Happy New Year,

    Gina Lee Nelson w/a Rebecca Adler