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 folklórico 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.
About the Author
Rebecca 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, she always found a way to add a touch of the dramatic to her life from dinner theatre in Mississippi to playing a giant Furskin in the New York Toy Fair, plus plays and musicals.
A former president of North Texas Romance Writers, Rebecca is a member of Sisters in Crime and Texas Romance Writers. She’s currently content to pour her melodramatic tendencies into writing the Taste of Texas cozy culinary mystery series set in far West Texas filled with sweet, Southern-fried flavor, delicious suspense, and scrumptious Tex-Mex recipes. Rebecca’s alter ego, Gina Lee Nelson writes sweet contemporary romance.
Review of Cinco de Murder
Review (4 Stars): Cinco de Murder is a well-written whodunnit with culinary descriptions that you will definitely want to sink your teeth into. In this mystery, Josie and her family are preparing for the Cinco de Mayo festivities and her uncle has tossed his hand into ring for the annual chili cookoff. When one of the contestants ends up dead and her uncle is the prime suspect in their murder, Josie finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation. Now, she must find a killer before her uncle goes to jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
This is the third book in this tasty mystery series and I can’t get enough of this culinary mystery. I love the characters that Ms. Adler has created and the food descriptions of the family restaurant make me want to jump through the pages to have a bite of their scrumptious tamales. This story kept me guessing until the very end and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this delightful series.