A young chef might bite off more than she can chew when she returns to her Alaskan hometown to take over her parents’ diner in this charming first installment in a new cozy mystery series set in an Alaskan tourist town.
When Chef Charlie Cooke is offered the chance to leave San Francisco and return home to Elkview, Alaska, to take over her mother’s diner, she doesn’t even consider saying no. After all–her love life has recently become a Love Life Crumble, and a chance to reconnect with her roots may be just what she needs.
Determined to bring fresh life and flavors to the Bear Claw Diner, Charlie starts planning changes to the menu, which has grown stale over the years. But her plans are fried when her head cook Oliver turns up dead after a bitter and public fight over Charlie’s ideas–leaving Charlie as the only suspect in the case.
With her career, freedom, and life all on thin ice, Charlie must find out who the real killer is, before it’s too late.
Review of Mousse and Murder
Review (4 Stars): I love culinary mysteries and this was a great start to a new cozy series. Charlie has taken over her mother’s diner in Alaska and plans to make a few menu changes when her head cook, Oliver, ends up dead after a heated argument with Charlie. Now, Charlie must work together with the police to find a killer before it is too late.
Mousse and Murder was a sweet, fun cozy mystery. I enjoyed meeting Charlie and the gang and this mystery kept me guessing. In the beginning, I felt as though I was missing something as the author introduced all the characters but I was quickly brought up to speed by the next few chapters. Looking forward to reading the next book because this series reminds me so much of Northern Exposure and I loved visiting Alaska.