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Rebecca Adler

by Sandra Murphy



Ready for some spicy chili? Broken Boot, Texas, is the place to go. It’s the first chili cook-off but the plans are in place and it looks to be a great success. The contestants are getting set up and tourist are arriving for free samples and all the dancing.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy



This week we have 4 new food mysteries from Penguin & Kensington authors for your holiday reading-The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha by JoAnna Carl, The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole: A Taste of Texas Mystery by Rebecca Adler, A Killer Kebab: A Greek to Me Mystery by Susannah Hardy, and Dying for Strawberries: A Berry Basket Mystery by Sharon Farrow. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win copies of all 3 books, and links to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cyntha Chow


Enjoy some more Penguin mysteries with a food related twist this holiday season-Fat Tuesday Fricasee by J. J. Cook, Claws for Alarm by T. C. LoTiempo, Here Today, Gone Tamale by Rebecca Adler, and Bun For Your Life by Karoline Barrett (this one is in ebook only). Details at the end of this post on how to win copies of all 4 books, and a link that can be used to purchase them.

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by Sunny Frazier


Coffee, tea, beer, maple syrup, tamales, biscuits and cinnamon—we all have our own tastes when it comes to mysteries. Sample the goods with these fun offerings.

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