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THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GUACAMOLE by Rebecca Adler @CozyTxMysteries | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS Presents Cozy #Mystery #Review

Happy Halloween, y'all! Trick or treat?!? Today I am going to talk a bit about THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GUACAMOLE by Rebecca Adler -...

Happy Halloween, y'all! Trick or treat?!? Today I am going to talk a bit about THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GUACAMOLE by Rebecca Adler - it's definitely a treat.

The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole
by Rebecca Adler

I love a good cozy mystery and this is a great read…I really enjoyed how this involves country music and food. Two of my favorite things. ~Books, Dreams, Life

I always love a good mystery with a southern flare. And this book was more than chips and salsa. The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole, gives you an entire mystery that is so well written that you can’t put it down… ~Bibliophile Reviews

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The Good, the Bad and the Guacamole
(A Taste of Texas Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (November 1, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425275948
E-Book ASIN: B01BK0SQ72



Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan is about to serve up some Lone Star justice in this spicy Taste of Texas Mystery from the author of Here Today, Gone Tamale.

Tourists are pouring into the town of Broken Boot for the annual Homestead Days Music Festival. Opening the celebration at Two Boots dance hall is smooth-talking country singer Jeff Clark, the ex-boyfriend of Josie’s best friend, Patti Perez. When the charming Clark woos Patti onstage in an attempt to rekindle some sparks with his old flame, Josie fears her friend will end up as just one more notch on the singer’s guitar strap.

To impress her editor at the Broken Boot Bugle, Josie and her Chihuahua, Lenny, pursue the singer to Patti’s house, hoping for an interview. Instead, they discover Clark facedown in a bowl of guacamole with a bloodied guitar at his side. With Patti suddenly a murder suspect, Josie must use her reporter skills to find out who had a chip on their shoulder—before the killer double dips….



About The Author 

Rebecca Adler grew up on the sugar beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast. Drawn to the Big Apple by the sweet smell of wishful thinking, she studied acting on Broadway until a dark-eyed cowboy flung her over his saddle and hightailed it to the Southwest.

Prior to writing women’s fiction, Gina always found a way to add a touch of the dramatic to her life: dinner theatre in Mississippi, can-can club in Florida, and playing a giant Furskin in the New York Toy Fair, plus the occasional play and musical.

She’s currently content to pour her melodramatic tendencies into writing her Taste of Texas culinary mystery series. Set in far West Texas, her humorous stories are filled with delicious suspense and scrumptious Tex-Mex recipes. Her alter ego, Gina Lee Nelson, writes sweet contemporary romances with a sweet, Southern-fried flavor.

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My Thoughts

As a lover of books in this genre, the only thing better than a good cozy mystery is a good cozy mystery with good recipes!

I was excited to get the opportunity to read and review THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GUACAMOLE before its release date (thank you Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours & Penguin Random House Publishing).

I like to read books in series order so I purchased a copy of the first book in the A Taste of Texas Mystery series, HERE TODAY, GONE TAMALE, before reading THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GUACAMOLE. [I tried two recipes from HTGT and everyone was pleased with the results.]

That said, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE GUACAMOLE stands well on its own. Rebecca Adler has cooked up a cozy mystery that is smart, funny, and nicely paced. You'll be able to jump right in and get a feel for Josie, her family, and colorful townsfolk of Broken Boot, Texas without missing a beat. If I was wrongly accused of something, I'd want Josie in my corner. She loyal, determined, and has a good sense of self (she knows she is a work in progress).

I read the book in one sitting. It left me pleasantly pleased - longing for the next book in the series and hungry for some Tex Mex. I'd recommend this book (and series) to fans of mysteries, cozy mysteries, Southern fiction, and food fiction.

Be sure to stop by Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews (October 29 stop) to check out an excerpt from the first chapter of the book.

I will be making two of the recipes from this book tonight, after the trick-or-treaters are gone. I will try to remember to take some pictures before everything gets eaten.

I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an advanced reader copy in return for a fair and honest review.

Tour Participants

October 24 – Sleuth Cafe – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 24 – Books,Dreams,Life – REVIEW
October 25 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
October 25 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW
October 26 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST, SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary – REVIEW
October 27 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 28 – Shelley’s Book Case – SPOTLIGHT
October 28 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
October 29 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 30 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
October 31 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
October 31 – Readeropolis – REVIEW
November 1 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
November 1 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, GUEST POST
November 2 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW
November 2 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW
November 3 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
November 4 – Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW
November 4 – Varietats – GUEST POST
November 5 – Community Bookstop –  REVIEW
November 6 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW

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