Saturday, May 14, 2016

Heated and Spiced with Murder

Author:  J R Pearson
Series:  Josie Rizzo Cozy Mystery #3
Genre:  Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Pearson Publishing
Published:  April 2016

Description:  The heat is on, in more ways than one! 

It's date night for Josie and Tony, and what promises to be a very spicy evening is snuffed out when Tony's close friend, chef Manny Epstein, is arrested for the murder of rival restaurant owner, Marco Gonzales. 
Tony is certain police have arrested the wrong man and by all means, he is determined to find the truth. 
Unfortunately, he and Josie are up against a couple of dirty cops to uncover who the real killer is. Tagging along for the investigation, Josie's tech-savvy twin brothers are there to help prevent Manny from being thrown behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. 
All the while, Josie and Tony's relationship starts to heat up and Josie soon learns why her brother, Reese, isn't a fan of the new happy couple. 

Grab a napkin! This one tasty mystery you don't want to miss! 

My Review

This is the third book in what is a highly entertaining series. These books are a quick fun read and I find that I can read them over the course of one or two lunch hours. Josie and Tony are progressing in their relationship and are out for date night when once again Josie becomes involved in clearing another person suspected of murder. My favorite thing about this series to date are the characters. They are a wonderfully diverse cast that include Josie's large family, especially her five brothers. In this book we get introduced more to the twins, who are not happy that Tony and Josie are dating. There is a good bit of humor in the books which also adds to the enjoyment. I am looking forward to seeing where the author takes us with regard to Tony's past with his family. It should prove to be interesting.

Since Josie is a food blogger and the author does a wonderful job of describing the food that Josie is using in a blog post, I would love to see some recipes added at the end of the book if possible.

I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my decision and the thoughts expressed are my own.

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