Author: Lee Hollis
Series: A Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery #1
Format: Nook e-book
Source: Purchase Barnes and Noble
A debut mystery author introduces Hayley Powell, a small-town food and wine columnist who finds herself on the wrong side of a deadline when murder turns up on the menu.
This is a new series that starts Hayley Powell. Hayley while working at the newspaper office is looking for more money to supplement raising two teenagers, her boss hands her a new type of series to write about food and wine which Hayley turns into food and spirits. Mixing good dishes in with good alcoholic drinks. When Hayley's new rival winds up dead and Hayley is the prime suspect Hayley has to figure out who did it. The problem is everyone guilty about hating Karen the rival has solid alibis for the time in question, which puts Hayley right back in the hot seat.
I enjoyed how we got to meet Hayley's kids and her brother and his boyfriend who is the chief of police. Also her two girlfriends are great. Definitely a great series for those cozy foodie lovers out there!