By Liz Lipperman
Copyright January 2013
Publisher Berkeley Prime Crime
A sports writing job would have been the perfect catch for Jordan McAllister, but in Ranchero, Texas, all she could reel in was the food column. Though she may not know her way around a kitchen, she has no trouble finding herself in a kettle of fish…
Tempted by the offer of a free Caribbean cruise; Jordan accepts a spot as a judge in a week-long big-time cooking competition aboard the Carnation Queen. She just better hope no one finds out that her famous palate is far from refined.
But there are bigger fish to fry when arrogant chef Stefano Mancini falls face first into his signature halibut dish during the first event. While evidence suggests that the handsome Italian chef’s death was an accident, Jordan thinks otherwise. But she’ll have to keep her wits about her—and the sea sickness pills handy—if she’s going to solve this one…
My thoughts on the book:
When Jordon is tapped to replace one of the food tasting judges on a cruise sponsored by a local radio station she is only looking at the opportunity for some fun in the sun. But before she can get on the cruise ship she is taking part in a fishing trip with the chefs. The chef who pulls in the largest fish will gain points during the cook-off. So of course Jordon somehow lands the biggest fish of the trip and also gets hit on by one of the sleazy members of the group.
As the group boards the ship for the cruise, little does Jordon know how the bodies will pile up and the most unlikely of suspects takes the forefront. Jordon and her friends will have to stay on their toes to see this cruise and cook off to the end.
FTC Full Disclosure: I received this book from the author, who only requested a fair and impartial review.