Also by this author: If the Shoe Kills, Dressed To Kill, Murder on Wheels, Tea Cups and Carnage, A Story to Kill, Fatality by Firelight, Hospitality and Homicide, Killer Party, Of Murder and Men, One Potato, Two Potato, Dead , Slay in Character , Sconed to Death , A Field Guide to Homicide
The time seems ripe for success as Angie Turner opens her farm-to-table restaurant in her Idaho hometown—until her new tomato supplier is accused of murder and Angie has to pick the real killer . . . To Angie, nothing tastes more like summer than her Nona's fried green tomatoes. Eager to add the recipe to the menu at the County Seat, she's found the perfect produce supplier—her sous chef Estebe’s cousin, Javier. Just one problem: ladies’ man Javier’s current hot tomato Heather has turned up dead, and he’s the prime suspect. Somehow, between managing her restaurant and navigating a romantic triangle between Estebe and Ian, the owner/manager of the farmer's market, Angie needs to produce evidence to clear Javier—before this green tomato farmer gets fried . . . Praise for Lynn Cahoon's Tourist Trap Mysteries “Murder, dirty politics, pirate lore, and a hot police detective: Guidebook to Murder has it all! A cozy lover’s dream come true.” —Susan McBride, author of The Debutante Dropout Mysteries “Lynn Cahoon has created an absorbing, good fun mystery in Mission to Murder.” —Fresh Fiction
Here is what I thought
I am a big fan of Lynn Cahoon although this isn’t my favorite series by her I am still enjoying it. I do think I like this second installment a lot better than the first one so hopefully it will continue that way.
Angie is finally getting her farm to fork restaurant, The County Seat, going and she uses fresh foods from local farmers so it keeps the menu different every day. Today she is going with Estebe one of her cooks to his cousin Javier’s to look at his produce to she about buying from him. It looks like things could be good until Javier goes missing and his ex-girlfriend ends up murdered.
Estebe has to miss a lot of work to deal with it and to get her cook back Angie decides to look into things to see if she can figure out what is going on and what has happened to Javier. Estebe doesn’t believe he killed Heather and Angie hopes he is right but she doesn’t know him. Javier was quite the ladies man so it brings some of that to light in her investigation and she found a few who could want to kill heather and get at Javier.
Meanwhile, Angie is causing a stir because she is seen with Estebe and she is dating Ian. She keeps trying to tell everyone that Ian is her boyfriend and Estebe is her cook but not a lot of people are buying that at all.
I think because the first one was setting up things with the the restaurant and everything that this one just flowed better and that is why I liked it more. I also thought it was funny about the whole Estebe and Ian thing though I hope the author doesn’t try and make it a love triangle.
I like the characters and I am looking forward to getting to know Angie and Ian as well as the rest of those in the story. I also kind of like the fact that her love interest isn’t a cop of any kind and just a farmer.
Overall, it was a good mystery and I will continue on with the rest of the series as it comes out.
I love Susan Boyce and she is one of my favorites to listen too. I am glad she is using her again for this series.
Audio rating: 4