I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Death on Eat Street on April 1, 2014
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Zoe Chase always wanted to own her own restaurant—but first, she’ll have to serve up a heaping helping of meals on wheels, with a side of mystery.
When she’s once again passed over for a promotion at work, Zoe decides to take the big leap and go for her dream. She quits, gives up her fancy digs, and buys a fixer-upper diner in a shady part of town. To keep above water during the renovation, she buys a used food truck to serve the downtown and waterfront of Mobile, Alabama.
Zoe starts to dish out classic Southern food—but her specialty is her deep-fried biscuit bowls that blow traditional bread bowls away.
After a promising start, things start to go downhill faster than a food truck without brakes. First, someone tries to rob the cash register. Next, Zoe is threatened by the owner of a competing food truck for taking their spot. And when the owner ends up dead inside Zoe’s rolling restaurant, Zoe and her sole employee, Ollie, find themselves hopping out of the frying pan into the fryer. They need to find the real killer, before both of them get burned.
Death on Eat Street by JJ Cook is the first book in their awesome new series, Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mysteries. JJ Cook has another fabulous series underway. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book from start to finish. It was a great cozy mystery!! Zoe is a woman who finally decides she’s had enough of doing what everyone expects of her, and is going to do what she wants. She has a dream of owning a restaurant, and she starts out with a food truck selling delicious-sounding deep-fried biscuit bowls with savory or sweet fillings. The whole time I was reading, I really wanted to eat one of Zoe’s biscuit bowls. They sound so yummy! Zoe is a great female character and amateur sleuth. She is at first a suspect in a murder of a fellow food truck cook when he is found dead in her truck.
I really liked all the different characters and the dialogue. Zoe is someone I liked right away and I admired her tenacity. She knows what she wants and she’s not going to let anyone take it from her anymore. Her Uncle Saul was a great character as well. He supported Zoe and sounds like such a unique and fun guy! I loved this story and will definitely be buying the others in the series. I really look forward to getting to visit Zoe, the town of Mobile, and of course, more biscuit bowl fun.
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