Dumpster Dying & Grilled, Chilled and Killed by Lesley A. Diehl
Dumpster Dying: Book 1 in the Big Lake Murder MysteriesCozy Mystery 1st in Series Creekside Publishing (December 31, 2016) Paperback: 248 Pages E-Book 232 pages ISBN-13: 978-0997234923 E-Book ASIN: B01MRWGBC8
Emily Rhodes came to rural Florida for the cowboys, the cattle, and to do a little country two-step, not to fall head first onto a dead body in a dumpster. Ah, the golden years of retirement in the sunshine state. They’re more like pot metal to Emily, who discovers the body of the county’s wealthiest rancher in the Big Lake Country Club dumpster. With her close friend accused of the murder, Emily sets aside her grief at her life partner’s death to find the real killer. She underestimates the obstacles rural Florida can set up for a winter visitor and runs afoul of a local judge with his own version of justice, hires a lawyer who works out of a retirement home, and flees wild fires hand-in-hand with the man she believes to be the killer.
Grilled, Chilled and Killed: Big Lake Murder Mystery Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Creekside Publishing (December 31, 2016) Paperback: 330 pages E-Book 224 pages ISBN-13: 978-0997234930 E-Book ASIN: B01N9GUUKU
It seems as if Emily is destined to discover dead bodies. This time she finds one of the contestants at the local barbecue cook-off dead and covered in barbecue sauce in a beer cooler. She should be used to stumbling onto corpses by now and the question of who killed the guy should pique her curiosity, but Emily decides to let Detective Lewis handle this one, at least until she figures his theory of who did the deed is wrong, wrong, wrong. Lewis’ denigration of Emily’s speculations is condescending enough to stimulate her dormant snooping skills. As the two of them go on their separate paths to find the killer, Lewis’ old partner, Toby the dirty, tobacco-spitting cop interferes in the investigation leaving Lewis with the wrong man in jail. Killers, bootleggers, barbecue and feral pigs—it’s a lethal game of hide and seek in the Florida swamp.
Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in Upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida—cowboys, scrub palmetto and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport. Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her literary muse. When not writing, she gardens, cooks, frequents yard sales and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work. She is the author of a number of mystery series and mysteries as well as short stories. The third book in the Eve Appel murders (from Camel Press) A Sporting Murder was awarded a Readers’ Favorite Five Star Award and her short story Gator Aid a Sleuthfest (2009) short story first place. She has fired the alligator that served as her literary muse when she is in Florida and is interviewing applicants for the position.Author Links www.lesleyadiehl.com www.lesleyadiehl.com/blog www.twitter@lesleydiehl firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lesley-A-Diehl/522270901254754?frePurchase Links Dumpster Dying - Amazon Grilled, Chilled and Killed -
"Dumpster Dying" by author Lesley L.Diehl is Book 1 in the Big Lake mystery series. This is about woman named Emily Rhodes who has just started working as a bartender. She ends up finding a body in the dumpster . At first the police think that she is the killer then they think it is her friend. She sets out to find the real killer with her friend and puts herself in real danger.This book will keep you guessing until the end. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and all opinions are mine.
"Grilled, Chilled, and Killed", is Book 2 in the series. Once again we find Emily Rhodes as a bartender minding her own business. This time when she finds another body in a beer cooler. He is there for a BBQ contest. When Emily tries not to get involved she finds herself trying to figure out who the murderer is. Naturally, she cannot stop herself and once again she is trying to figure it out. Why is she the one who always finds these dead bodies? How much danger will she be in this time? I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and all opinions are mine.
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