Thursday, February 18, 2021

Books from the Backlog - Irish Stewed


Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!

Blurb:  After flopping as a personal chef to a Hollywood movie star, jobless Laurel Inwood finds herself humbled in Hubbard, Ohio, helping her aunt Sophie run her restaurant. Much to Laurel’s dismay, Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks is not the cozy bistro her aunt would have had her believe—it’s a run-down greasy spoon in an old railroad station. To save the dingy diner, Laurel cooks up a plan to feature alternating ethnic cuisine as specials.
But first there’s the problem of the body in the booth. Slumped over a table with a receipt spike in his back is Jack Lancer—“the Lance of Justice”—an investigative reporter for local TV news. Assisted by the drop-dead gorgeous owner of the neighboring Irish store—who may or may not be a suspect—Laurel sets out to track down a killer who had no reservations about impaling a newshound. But as she turns up the heat, will she end up in the soup herself?

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf:  I read a later book (possible the last) in this series and really enjoyed it.  This is the first book and I own the rest so I'd love to finally get around to this one.


  1. This sounds like a fun cozy! I hope you enjoy it, Katherine!

  2. Perfect reason for reading this one being the first. Sounds tasty!

  3. I hope you enjoy this one when you get to it, Katherine! I have a few series I need to go back to the first book and read, having only read a later book in the series. I prefer to read in order, but it doesn't always work out that way.