Grilled and Seasoned With Murder (A Josie Rizzo Cozy Myst #1)
by J R Pearson
Josie Rizzo has a lot on her plate.
(Double bacon cheeseburger not included)
She and her furry companion, Petey, set out to start fresh in the food loving town of Greenville. Josie is excited to introduce the readers of her food blog to the town’s delicious creations.
But when a young woman is murdered at a local burger joint, Josie must sacrifice all she has planned to accomplish to prevent a person from her past from being wrongly accused of the woman’s death.
And things start to heat up when the killer sets his sights on Josie.
Will she be able to enjoy Greenville’s belly-rubbing cuisines and begin a new chapter in her life? Or will the killer cut Josie’s dreams short and make sure that basket of onion rings are her last?
I love this series from the first few pages. JR Pearson is a new to me author. I just happen to see her on FB and we talked for a few and I was given the first two books for an honest review.
I am so glad I did Josie is a wonderful sleuth even when she doesn’t know she is going to be. She can attract some weird situations. Josie is a foodie and works hard on her blog with pictures and write ups of her favorite places and recipes. She wants to get into writing for magazine.
She gets a job with her best friend Brad at a deli after she has moved 30 miles away from her parents house. Little does she know a old friend and neighbor that she hasn’t seen in a while is the owner now that his uncle has retired.
Tony is the new owner of the deli and Josie is shocked to see him after so many years have passed. A woman has been found beaten to death and Tony is the first person they accuse of murder. Everyone suspects him but Josie. She knows he could not have done it. Even though his father was in prison for killing Tony’s mother does’t mean he is a killer in her eyes.
Josie and Tony start becoming close as she helps prove he is innocent. Someone is after Josie for getting to close to the truth and even gets run off the road. Tony protects her but will it be enough?
The characters are great and I enjoyed the new twist of the heroine not falling for the detective in this series. The author has done a great job with this new series. A lot of funny moments really make you fall in love with these characters.
Review by Babs ( Morgan Kincaide )