Do Or Diner: A Comfort Food Mystery
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Familiar cozy tropes abound here, including the "heroine falls for the local law enforcement officer" - this happens so often that I find it a bit annoying, but in this case it's lampshaded by Trixie having once been married to a law enforcement officer and very gunshy about the hunky local deputy.
The plot of the mystery seemed overly contrived to me, but the setting and characters are rather fun - even if they get a bit heavy-handed with the diner theme now and then!
As per most of these series, this one includes recipes, some of them quite tantalizing - though the infamous pork-and-potatoes one turns out to require more work than I'd have expected for a diner dish. The pot roast one looks nice and simple, though!
I was sorry to miss the meetup and hope (am sure!) you all had an enjoyable time.
I’m always impressed by just how much work it is to run an eating establishment – of any kind - so enjoy reading books set in such places.
I worried throughout about when our protagonist, Trixie, would finally get some sleep. Every time she went home to take a nap, someone would call or show up at her door. Funny to be so concerned about a fictional character. Guess she seemed quite real to me and I could somehow identify.
And a couple of the recipes do sound good (the dessert-y ones, of course!)
Thanks again for sharing this, Gory!
When Trixie Matkowski agrees to take over her aunt’s diner, she pictures lakeside views and delicious comfort food in the small town where she spent summers as a child. But the sweet scene turns sour when someone puts murder on the menu…
Trixie is in need of a fresh start away from her cheating ex-husband, but she may be biting off more than she can chew when she moves to upstate New York to run her family’s famed Silver Bullet Diner. Not only is she caught off guard by the small town’s resident heartthrob, Deputy Ty Brisco, but her first health inspection turns into a nightmare…when the inspector keels over in his Blue Plate Special.
It seems someone made a deadly addition to an old family recipe, and Trixie is determined to find out whodunit. But between serving up orders and sniffing out clues, she’d better watch her back—or her next meal might be her last.
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