Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

Alex Moreland and Something’s Fishy by Liz Lipperman

Murder For HalibutFirst off, let me introduce myself. I’m Alex Moreland, and I’m an FBI agent. I see so much crime in my real job that when I get a few days off, I like to relax and enjoy the company of my girl, the feisty redheaded, sports-loving journalist masquerading as the culinary reporter for the Ranchero Globe.

So what could be more relaxing than a Caribbean cruise with my lady?

Hello! Do you all know Jordan? Nothing – – and I mean absolutely nothing – – is ever simple or relaxing with her. She’s attracted to trouble like a fly to a spider web. And how hysterical is it to think she could judge a culinary contest when she doesn’t even know the difference between caviar and a good Texas bean dip?

Are you starting to get the picture?

When an arrogant Italian chef falls face first into his signature halibut dish the first night of the competition, my girl springs into action and searches for the killer – – even though the man’s death has been ruled accidental. So what happens next?

I’ve been sworn to secrecy, but you can read all about it in MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT, available now from Berkley Prime Crime. Follow Jordan and the Empire Apartments gang as they cruise through Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, and more as she searches for clues to find the person only she believes is a killer.

Will she get into trouble doing it?

Of course, but that’s her story to tell. I’m too busy trying to keep her out of hot water AGAIN.

My question for y’all today is where is your favorite place to cruise? Even if you haven’t had the opportunity to go, I’m sure you’ve dreamed about it. So where would you like to go? One lucky commenter will win a copy of Jordan’s latest adventure in MURDER FOR THE HALIBUT.

Meet the author
Liz Lipperman started writing late in life after spending most of her career saving people. Retired from the medical field, she now spends a lot of her time thinking up new ways to kill them. She and her HS sweetheart hubby live north of Dallas, close to her two grown children and four of the sweetest grandkids a girl could ever ask for.

She writes the Clueless Cook Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime, and she has a romantic suspense available from Amazon with another one coming in March. The first book of A Dead Sister Talking Mystery Series titled HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE debuts in May from Midnight Ink and is written as Lizbeth Lipperman.

Read excerpts from all her stories at www.lizlipperman.com. There you can click on links to connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

Last Diner Standing by Terri L. Austin

Last Diner StandingLast Diner Standing by Terri L. Austin is the second book in the “Rose Strickland” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, December 2012

Rose Strickland is having a blue Christmas. Her friend is arrested for attempted murder, her sexy bad guy crush is marked by a hit man, and her boss is locked in an epic smackdown with a rival diner. Determined to save those she loves, Rose embarks on an investigation more tangled than a box of last year’s tree lights. With her eclectic gang at the ready, Rose stumbles across dead bodies, ex-cons, chop shops, jealous girlfriends, jilted lovers, and a gaggle of strippers in a battle for freedom she might not survive.

OMG! There’s no sophomore slump here in the second book starring spitfire Rose Strickland. When her friend is jailed, Rose knowing she is innocent sets out on a course using any means necessary to free her friend including breaking and entering and allying herself with a person of nefarious distinction.

This fast-paced and action-filled story kept me plowing through the pages as fast as I could because I had to know what happens next in this thrilling and riveting drama. When the chips are down, Rose is there and I was rooting for her as she took on everything thrown at her to help her friend. This is a great read and I’m looking forward to the next book with Rose and her friends in this terrific series.