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Two Terrific New Mysteries: Grave Reservations & Arsenic and Adobo

17 Nov

Grave Reservations
by Cherie Priest
Grave Reservations, Cherie Priest’s latest, a mystery novel, is more light heartened than some of her previous works.  Leda a struggling travel agent who has developing psychic abilities teams up with Grady Merritt a Portland police officer to solve two separate mysteries that might have a common perpetrator and have been haunting them both.  Leda and the cast of supporting characters are a likable, funny bunch and Grady is charming as a widowed father who they help rekindle an enjoyment of life.  I’m hoping there will be many more in this terrific mystery series.  Great writing, great characters, and an interesting mystery will have you not wanting to put this one down. You can read about Priest’s Cheshire Red Reports Series here.

Arsenic and Adobo
by Mia P. Manansala
Arsenic and Adobo is Mia P. Manansala’s entry into the culinary cozy scene.  Lila Macapagal must return home after a devastating breakup to help run her Aunt’s restaurant.  When a nasty food critic who was also a former boyfriend suddenly dies at their restaurant, her life becomes filled with more than just romantic problems.  Will Lila be able to keep herself out of jail and save her family’s business? Lila’s extended Filipino family and her friends add spice to the novel.  The book includes several tempting Filipino inspired recipes including Chicken Adobo and cookies flavored with ube, purple sweet potato.  There’s a sneak peek at the end of her next novel Homicide and Halo-Halo that will have you looking forward to a second helping of the series, when it comes out in February.

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Aimee Harris
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