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Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Second Helping of Murder--Christine Wenger

A Second Helping of Murder (A Comfort Food Mystery, #2)  Picture from Goodreads, Synopsis from Amazon

Trixie Matkowski is warming up to running her family’s diner in the small town of Sandy Harbor in upstate New York. But the only thing more demanding than serving up piping-hot comfort food twenty-four hours a day is getting to the bottom of a double homicide....

Trixie fondly remembers summers as a child spent visiting the shores of Lake Ontario. Not much has changed—there are still vinyl booths at the Silver Bullet Diner, families eating home-cooked comfort food, and days of swimming in the lake.

But before Trixie can say “Order’s up,” someone’s summer is abruptly cut short. One of the cottage residents is found dead, and Trixie suspects the crime might be linked to an unsolved disappearance in the picturesque town’s past.

As Trixie works with Deputy Ty Brisco to solve both mysteries, their shocking discoveries will shake up the small town. And when word gets out that she’s on the case, Trixie’s in trouble—after all, the murderer won’t spare her life just because she makes a killer corned beef sandwich....

Includes Delicious Home-Style Recipes!

My Review:

This second installment in the Comfort Foods Mystery Series was better than the first, and the first, Do or Diner, was really good.  I loved visiting with Trixie and the folks in Sandy Harbor and the Silver Bullet Diner.  Christine is an excellent writer.  Reading this story made me feel like I was really there, experiencing everything the characters were experiencing.  This story was one, that once I started it I couldn't put it down, and I devoured it, just like I would like to devour some of the great food that Trixie makes.  I am looking forward to more in this series, as it is one of my favorites.  I guarantee if you pick up a copy of this book, you won't be disappointed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.