Grilled, Chilled and Killed by Lesley A. Diehl

Grilled, Chilled and Killed by Lesley A. Diehl

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Grilled, Chilled and Killed by Lesley A. DiehlGrilled, Chilled and Killed by Lesley A. Diehl
Series: Big Lake Murder Mysteries #2
Published by Creekside Publishing on December 31, 2016
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 322
Format: Paperback
Source: a book tour
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In the second Big Lake Mystery, Emily Rhodes, retired preschool teacher and bartender turned amateur snoop, wonders if she 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. Emily’s pursuit of the killer could end in a steamy shower with her favorite detective or land her in a sinkhole with a dirty cop and an angry mama pig.

My Thoughts

Grilled, Chilled and Killed by Lesley A. Diehl is the second cozy book in the Big Lake Murder Mysteries series featuring Emily Rhodes. This book is as enjoyable as the first in the series (Dumpster Dying). Emily unluckily finds herself caught up in another murder and investigation. Though Emily doesn’t want to use her sleuthing skills, she feels she has no choice to make sure the crime is solved correctly.

Emily is a character that is growing on me. I didn’t totally dislike her in the first book, but I was a bit ambivalent toward her. In this installment, I actually liked Emily more than I thought I would. Grilled, Chilled and Killed is a fun addition to the series. The setting is just perfect and I can’t wait to read more Big Lake Murder Mysteries.


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About Lesley A. Diehl

Author Lesley A. Diehl

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.


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  1. This is a new author and series to me. Sounds like a fun read. Looking forward to reading.

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