|Guppy Book of the Month|
Welcome to the next 'Guppy Book of the Month' post! I'm very excited about highlighting the books that I'll be receiving as part of my special Live Auction win at Malice Domestic 30. Each time I receive a book, I'll tell a bit about it and also a bit about the author. No promises as to when I'll get it read and my thoughts shared, but if it looks great to you, check it out at your local library or bookstore. Some of these books will be debuts and some will be from authors already established.
5th in the Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series
When Merrily goes missing and her boss discovers he's been robbed, fingers point to Merrily—until she's found dead, a string of lights around her neck. The clues and danger snowball from there. Can Erin nab the killer—and keep herself in one piece—in time for a special Christmas Eve?
Includes delicious recipes!
Leslie is an attorney who practiced in Seattle before returning to her native Montana to live and write mysteries and be a part-time lawyer. She's the author of both the Food Lovers' Village series, set in Montana, and the Spice Shop series, set at Seattle's wonderful Pike Place Market. Leslie is very involved in the Sisters in Crime organization and was one of the founding members of the Guppy Chapter. The first Food Lovers' Village book is Death Al Dente. And the first Spice Shop book is Assault and Pepper. That series now has 3 books. Leslie is also involved in the blog Mystery Lovers Kitchen, where a reader can pick up all kinds of wonderful recipes from several authors.
I was excited to meet Leslie at the Malice book convention a few weeks ago. Both her series are ones that I want to try. We chatted a bit about my 'Guppy' prize win and I told her that I was planning on sharing the books I received with our mystery book group. She sent extra bookmarks and recipe cards for them - wasn't that kind? Thanks for everything, Leslie! Good luck with your writing and I can't wait to visit Montana and Seattle (which I love) in your books!