Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Chili Con Carnage by Kylie Logan blog tour Review & Giveaway
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by Berkley Prime Crime
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Number of Pages: 296
BRAND NEW SERIES
Romance is supposed to be the spice of life. But Maxie Pierce is so done with bad relationships . . . well, almost. She just has to get rid of the latest loser, Roberto. Besides, she has more important things to worry about. Her dad, Texas Jack Pierce, king of the chili cook-off circuit, has been missing for nearly six weeks. In his place, she must team up with her irritating half sister, Sylvia,to promote the family business at the Taos Chili Showdown.
But when Maxie discovers Roberto’s body in a chef’s trailer–only hours after publicly breaking up with him–she suddenly finds she’s the one in the spotlight as the police pepper her with questions. Now this Chili Chick needs to kick up the search to catch the real killer and get back to finding her father.
Kylie Logan has loved mysteries since she was a kid. Her dad was a Cleveland Police detective and he introduced her to Sherlock Holmes stories and gave her investigating experience when on his days off, they’d pile into the car and hit the streets to look for stolen cars. When he retired from the force, Dad became head of security for the Cleveland Public Library.
Crooks and books! Kylie comes by her love of mysteries honestly.
Kylie began her career writing historical romance and her book, “Devil’s Diamond,” was nominated for a RITA award as historical romance of the year by Romance Writers of America. She’s also written contemporary romance (as Connie Lane), young adult horror (as Zoe Daniels and Connie Laux) and she writes the popular Pepper Martin Mysteries as Casey Daniels.
Kylie is currently writing three different mystery series: the Button Box Mysteries(newest book is “Panic Button”), the League of Literary Ladies mysteries (“Mayhem at the Orient Express “) and now, the Chili Cook-Off mysteries. She can’t pass up an antique shop…there might be buttons in there! She can’t put down a classic book . . . even if she already knows the story. And she can’t say no to a good bowl of chili. Luckily, her husband is the world’s greatest chili maker.
When she’s not writing, she’s usually with her family and their two dogs, Ernie, an adorable Airedale, and Oscar, a rescued Jack Russell who came for a short-term stay and ten years later, is still around. Kylie says that those of you who have ever met/lived with/had dealings with a Russell will certainly understand how knowing him has increased her propensity for murder.
Webpage: www.kylielogan.com Also, www.caseydaniels.com
My Review: Chili con Carnage
I liked Chili Con Carnage. It was spicy hot with all the murders taking place.
Maxie and her half sister Sylvia are always fighting. The suspense is good to the end. Their are lots of suspects.
One thing I noticed the police did not seem to be doing much. You see them gather evidence and see them take a suspect in for the first murder and that's it.
I like Maxie. Her life is a mess. She is trying to keep her father's business going and trying to find what happened to him. He is missing. She seems ditsy at first but shows later how much she has learned.
Sylvia I have not cared for. But we really don't know that much about her. She is older and is willing to help keep her father's chili spices business going and following the tour.
Their is a big group that follows the tour selling their products to different towns as they go. The girls when they were young would go around the tour with their father.
When Maxie is worried about her sister Nick the security guard tells her to start thinking who the real murder is. He did expect her to actually go and investigate. Their are a lot of mystery about him.
This is a fun clean cozy mystery. The first in the A Chili Cook-off Mystery.
It can lead to eating chili with beans or no beans. I would like to see what happens next.
I was given this book to read and asked to give honest review of it and be part of its book tour.
Giveaway: They are giving one book of Chili Con Carnage.
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