THE FIESTA BURGER MURDER by Rosie A. Point
The First Burger Bar Mystery
An overzealous homicide detective in Boston, Christie Watson is on sabbatical and warned to keep out of trouble. So Christie, yes, her mother was a fan of detective fiction, has come back to her hometown of Sleepy Creek, Ohio. But trouble and investigating are in Christie's blood. Her mother was murdered in Sleepy Creek and her killer never found. While staying with her good friend Grizzy, and waitressing in her burger joint Christie can't help but be drawn to solving her mother's murder. But before she even gets the chance a dead body shows up in their backyard; the body of a man who argued with both women. Will Christie be able to leave the investigating to the local detectives? Or will she prove to be overzealous and find herself in trouble once again?
Rosie A. Point delivers a fresh new mystery series with interesting characters, mouth watering comfort food, and murder. Christie Watson has a lot of faults, but her foibles are generally fueled by a desire to do good, she is able to remain a likeable character; someone we want to see succeed. The over the top twins are grounded by the loveable guys working in the kitchen and reliable best friend, Grizzy. There's also the budding romance which just starts to bloom as well as the possible love interest for Christie. And that food . . . vivid description of scrumptious food to savor. My mouth continues to water when I think about that fiesta burger.
THE FIESTA BURGER MURDER is a quick, yet satisfying, read While the cold case portion of the mystery remains unsolved, tantalizing clues are discovered, waiting to be explored in the next Burger Bar Mystery.