Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Review: Hickory Smoked Homicide

Hickory Smoked Homicide (A Memphis BBQ Mystery #3)
by Riley Adams

  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (November 1, 2011)

  • Goodreads Summary:

    BBQ-joint owner Lulu Taylor knows pretty much everyone in Memphis who lives ribs. But one person she'd rather not know is Tristan Pembroke, a snooty pageant couch with a mean streak. When she finds Tristan's dead body stuffed in a closet at a party, the police are suspicious- especially since Lulu's developed a taste for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Caught in a situation stickier than molasses, Lulu must clear her name, or risk getting fried...


    My Opinion:

    I love cozies! Hickory Smoked Homicide is the third book in A Memphis BBQ Mystery but it read just fine as a stand alone. I do plan on reading #1 and #2 though.

    I liked the characters in the book. They felt well developed and gave me the feel of who they are. Widow Lulu Taylor is a hoot!

    A story with plenty of red herrings is what I like in a mystery. I hate to figure out who the guilty party is too soon. This mystery really did keep me guessing with a victim who wasn't liked very much by so many.

     Hickory Smoked Homicide was a fun, easy read that I would recommend.




    1. I don't read cozy mysteries too often, but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy them! Have you read A Witch in Time? No wait, that's not it. It's It Takes a Witch, but I can't remember the author for the life of me. I also adored Banana Split (again, author does not come to mind). Anyway, great review!!

      1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
        I haven't read either of those books but Banana Split is on my wish list. The author is Josi Kilpack. I read the first in that series, Lemon Tart. Fun read.