Thursday, October 15, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! THE BIG CHILI: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


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THE BIG CHILI
An Undercover Dish Mystery
BY JULIA BUCKLEY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers...

Lilah Drake's Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves. But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot- load of trouble...

After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don't have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own. While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who's really behind the apron.

So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder--and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective. To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Julia Buckley is a Chicago mystery author whose career started in 2006 with the publication of THE DARK BACKWARD. Since then her work has appeared on Kindle in the Madeline Mann series and the novel THE GHOSTS OF LOVELY WOMEN. Her new series from Berkley Prime Crime begins with THE BIG CHILI, releasing now, in October of 2015.

She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Romance Writers of America, along with the Chicago Writer's Association. In addition, she has worked with the same writer's group since 2000.

Julia has taught high school English for twenty-seven years; she lives near Chicago with her husband, two sons, and three cats.

Contact Julia's Agent, Kim Lionetti, at Bookends Literary, or e-mail Julia directly at julishka@sbcglobal.net.

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I am always thrilled to read the first book in the series, and this one sounds like a fun read. I like the whole secret food service which clients use but don't tell anyone they do. LOL! I am looking forward to reading this book.
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The dog on the cover eating the spilled food on the ground reminds me of our mastiff. Of course he has to spill the food so he can eat it.

It's hard to remain the anonymous chef if they think you murdered someone (the person who bought your food would blame you, not themselves I would think). She's going to have to work fast to figure it out. I'd love to see how it's done.

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