Also by this author: Undeniable, Just Desserts, The Last One
Jackie’s still adjusting to having a steady boyfriend—not to mention getting used to the fact that Lucas is a death broker/vampire. With the help of his ex-lover Cathryn—whom Jackie doesn’t quite trust—they’re trying to figure out why Lucas was turned—and by whom.
Jackie’s biggest challenge at the moment, though, is creating a winning entry to the annual Perfect Pecan Pie Festival, the premiere food contest in Palm Dunes, Florida. Testing recipes and running her new restaurant are keeping her busy.
But no one’s too busy for murder.
When people around local up-and-coming folk singer Crissy Darwin begin turning up dead, Lucas is pulled into the investigation. He and Jackie suspect that Crissy herself is the target. But can they solve the mystery before the killer strikes again—and without ruining the Festival?
Pour yourself a nice glass of Lambrusco, cut a slice of pie and settle in to see what happens.
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Death A La Mode is the 2nd book in Tawdra Kandle’s Recipe for Death Series. The first book, Death Fricassee was also great. This is a really fun series to read and it’s addicting as well. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to stop.
I love the characters in this book. They are fun and quirky but stable, well as stable as they can be considering their circumstances. They are empathetic when necessary and very relatable. I fell in love with Jackie and Lucas in Death Fricassee and really like what this author has done with Lucas’s vampirism and other tendencies.
Kandle’s writing style continues to keep me entertained and interested throughout all of her books. I’ve read several of her titles and I’ve enjoyed every one of them. They don’t feel pretentious or overwhelmingly full of unnecessary information as many do.
I love the environment these characters live in. It cracks me up that they live in a retirement community with nosey neighbors and plenty of grandparent types. Even the minor characters in this book have very big personalities.
I highly recommend this book and this series to anyone looking for a fun murder mystery that has minor paranormal elements.