So nice person With multiple suspects with grudges there were some red "herrings to chase down I have to admit I didn t guess "to chase down I have to admit I didn t guess the actual culprit was I was taken by surprise when they were revealed I always love a mystery that keeps me guessing and this one certainly did that Even though this is the second in the series it can be read as a stand alone as it is a complete story and there is plenty of recap so ou won t feel lost I would recommend going back to read the first one just so ou can get of the town and the food There aren t any cliffhangers or nagging uestions And The Not So MuchWhile I loved the mystery the food and the setting I couldn t help but be a bit disappointed when this one fell into the well worn cozy mystery tropes that are so common in this genre You have an odious villain who stirs up a bunch of trouble before getting killed bumbling law enforcement who can t seem to see past the set up and they don t even appear to try to solve the murder and of course an amateur sleuth who outsmarts the cops and the murderer and saves the day Yes it is a bit unbelievable but still it is a cozy and it is "fun The romance was a bit of a miss this time In the first book the ground work was laid for " The romance was a bit of a miss this time In the first book the ground work was laid for I hoped was going to be a slow burning hot romance The romance is present in this one but it is never front and center and it doesn t develop much I wanted The plot gets a little messy as the author is trying to throw everyone off the trail of the real culprit by Rita Lafitte is preparing a delicious feast for Cinco de Mayo at both work Tres Amigas Cafe and in her personal life for gorgeous local lawyer Jake Strong When a competitor and all around jerk Napoleon ends up dead there should be no shortage of suspects but the police are only focusing on her friend Linda who runs a tamale cart next to Napoleon s crepe cart Of course it doesn t help that Linda s cart was found on top of his body Rita pairs up with her boss Flori and waitress Addie
to free Linda and catch Napoleon s killer before they strike again Entertaining cozy mystery with some free Linda and catch Napoleon s killer before they strike again Entertaining cozy mystery with some Santa Fe atmosphere I really like this Santa Fe cozy mystery series so far I like the characters the mystery the pace and I really enjoy the local setting I think it s a good cozy even if ou don t know the city but it s fun reading a cozy set in a place I know pretty well In this one I ended up having suspicions but nevertheless being a little surprised w the reveal I always enjoy that Definitely looking forward to book She becomes the number one suspectDetermined to prove Linda’s innocence Rita investigates From Napoleon’s disgruntled former employees to a shady health inspector the list of suspects is longer than Flori’s strings of dried chili peppers And when another corpse surfaces Rita must scramble to find an elusive killer with an appetite for murder.
She Is A Hoot The Setting Is Fantastic This Seriesis a hoot The setting is fantastic This series place in Santa Fe New Mexico and I couldn t help but to fall in love I love the rich descriptions of the buildings with their colorful Mexican decor Santa Fe is cozy comfortable and wonderful I love the Tres Amigas Cafe In this little cafe delicious New Mexican cuisine is churned out Piping hot dishes with lots of peppers spicy meats hot bubbling cheese and spices I was constantly hungry while reading about the food in this one There are even some terrific recipes at the end in case ou want to try our hand at making one of these dishes Just be sure to actually get New Mexican Hatch chilies YumThe murder mystery is well done There are plenty of people with a vendetta against the deceased as he was a not. E spirit Linda’s cart Tia Tamales is losing business to Crepe Empire the hottest food cart in Santa Fe Napoleon Crepe Empire’s owner is a pompous celebrity chef who wants to sueeze out the competition But when Linda gets into a heated argument with Napoleon and his corpse is later found stabbed and pinned beneath the wheels of her tamale cart. This is uickly becoming one of "my favorite cozy mystery series You get a real feel of New Mexico The food the " favorite cozy mystery series You get a real feel of New Mexico The food the the atmosphere I love my state so I might be bias when reviewing this haha The characters are amazing with the exception of Manny Rita is my kind of amateur sleuth She has an eual balance of confidence and humility And the shenanigans she Flori and Addie got into were a hoot The mystery was better than the previous book I wasn t shocked when the murderer was revealed because I had my suspicions but I wasn t 100% sure it was them either The motive was believable as well I really really wanted to enjoy this bookthe author s name The title There s another book in the series called Feliz NavideadI expected it to be a goofy mystery no work of great literature something along the lines of Janet Evanovich But it was justreally boring The things that were supposed to be goofy weren t really funny the characters were flat the mystery was easily solved by Chapter 3 It took me a lot longer to finish than I would ve figured simply because I kept falling asleep while reading it Rita is busy baking for Cinco De Mayo but her friend can t get into the holiday Her car Tia Tamales is losing business to another food cart She gets into a fight with the food carts owner and when he is found dead under her cart she is the main suspect This book seemed to drag and was hard to stay interested in Passably written but without style or depth Didn t get than 2 chapters read before deciding it was a waste of time I enjoy a light hearted murder story is that even a thing and this book fit the bill The writer holds my interest and although I wouldn t say the ending was a surprise it wasn t so obvious as to make the book too predictable I immediately downloaded book 3 in the series and can t wait to start it Of course when I saw this book available on May 5 I had to grab a cozy that celebrated the day Rita is the chefsleuth who is trying to find out who killed Napoleon the owner of the Crepe food cart because Rita s friend Linda who owns the Tamale cart is accused of the murder I liked that this book kept me guessing right to the end who the killer was "and I was surprised The mention of all the delicious Mexican "I was surprised The mention of all the delicious Mexican will have our mouth watering while Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth you read Three and a half stars A fun cozy mystery with terrific food but it does follow the traditional cozy mystery recipe Rita tiptoes carefully around the kitchen of Tres Amigas hoping that her latest souffl won t fall while baking. Margaritas spicy guacamole and murder are among thisear’s preparations for Cinco de Mayo in the second Santa Fe Café mystery novelTres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte is busy baking her green chile soufflés and chocolate flans for Cinco de Mayo If only her friend Linda the daughter of Rita’s octogenarian boss Flori could get into the festiv.