Why is it always me?
By Crème Brulee
Fry Another Day
From the Biscuit Bowl Mysteries
By J.J. Cook
Why am I always the one who has to leave home when my friend, Zoe Chase, does something crazy?It’s always, ‘Let’s start a food truck, Creme Brulee.’ Or ‘We should drive out to see my Uncle Saul and his crazy alligator, Creme Brulee.’
Zoe doesn’t seem to know that Uncle Saul’s albino alligator, Alabaster, tries to eat me. She also conveniently ignores my discomfort when I have to be strapped into my car seat or ride in the Biscuit Bowl food truck.What’s a cat to do?
Don’t get me wrong – I love Zoe dearly. I want her to be happy. But I’m not the kind of cat who likes to move around much. It upsets my digestion. It’s not that I mind living in the old diner with her instead of our comfortable apartment. I want her to have her dream of a restaurant. She’s worked hard for it with her food truck. This girl loves food more than me!But I don’t want to drive from town to town on some food truck race. I don’t want to be on TV. I just want my bed and a safe place to stay. I can’t stay in Mobile, Alabama, our hometown, while Zoe is gone either. Her mother and father always forget to feed me!
If I didn’t love Zoe so much, I’d run away, and take all my cat toys with me. There better be some salmon in this for me if she expects me to walk on a leash in the grass instead of pooping on the seat! That’s all I have to say on the subject.
As everyone gears up for the first challenge, another food trucker from Zoe’s hometown is found dead. The race rolls on, but when the body count rises, police begin to suspect Miguel. Now Zoe must race to catch the killer before her attorney needs an attorney.
Book reviews that are short and sweet...just like Truffles!This is the most action-packed cozy I've read in a very long time. A food truck race from Charlotte to Mobile with $50,000 on the line sounds exciting enough, but add to that crazy challenges at every stop and an ever-rising body count, and Zoe is left with a biscuit bowl filled with murder and mayhem! In addition to the mystery there's the thrill of an intense competition sure to appeal to Food Network fans, and a good amount of romance between Ollie/Delia and Miguel/Zoe. Persnickety feline Creme Brulee of course stole the show for me. (Let's just say life on the road does not appeal to kitties.) Did I mention mouth-watering food descriptions too? This book firmly cements the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck mysteries as one of the best culinary cozy series on the shelves today.
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