Title: Killer Green Tomatoes
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Page Count: 182
My rating: 5 stars
About the book:
The time seems ripe for success as Angie Turner opens her farm-to-table restaurant in her Idaho hometown—until her new tomato supplier is accused of murder and Angie has to pick the real killer . . .
To Angie, nothing tastes more like summer than her Nona’s fried green tomatoes. Eager to add the recipe to the menu at the County Seat, she’s found the perfect produce supplier—her sous chef Estebe’s cousin, Javier. Just one problem: ladies’ man Javier’s current hot tomato Heather has turned up dead, and he’s the prime suspect. Somehow, between managing her restaurant and navigating a romantic triangle between Estebe and Ian, the owner/manager of the farmer’s market, Angie needs to produce evidence to clear Javier—before this green tomato farmer gets fried . . .
Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon is the second installment of the cozy Farm-to-Fork Mystery series. In this series Angie Turner has moved back to her hometown in rural Idaho after her grandmother’s passing and opened up a new restaurant, the County Seat.
A month has passed since Angie helped find the person who murdered Old Man Moss, the local dairy farmer and Angie really hoped she’d be out of the sleuthing business with a restaurant to run. However, Angie’s sous chef Estebe comes to her for help when his cousin, Javier, is accused of murder.
While Javier is not known around town as perfect boyfriend material Heather got the idea into her head that she and Javier were an item so when her body is found all signs point to Javier as a suspect. Angie however doesn’t think Javier actually committed the murder so she agrees to poke around town to see what she can come up with.
Having read both books in this series I do believe this one got even better than the first and I quite liked it too. Angie is a likable character with strong family values, there are cute critters galore being in a farming community, Angie’s elderly neighbor is always good for a few chuckles, for the foodies there’s all kinds of dishes and there’s plenty of suspects to keep one guessing on the mystery side of things. Count me in as a fan of the series as I will definitely be waiting for book three in the series.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today best-selling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER, book 1 of the series, won the Reader’s Crown for Mystery Fiction in 2015. She also pens the Cat Latimer series available in mass market paperback. This year, she’s released WHO MOVED MY GOAT CHEESE in March as part of the new Farm to Fork series. She also writes romance under Lynn Collins. She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at http://www.lynncahoon.com