A Conversation With Jordan McAllister by Liz Lipperman

Chicken Caccia KillerHey, y’all. I wanted to let you know about my latest adventure. It all started when I was minding my own business and got called to the editor’s office.

Mind you, writing a culinary column for the Ranchero Globe may not be my dream job, but I was shocked to see Loretta Moseley sitting across from my boss. She used to write the column before she broke her hip and I was asked to take over, first temporarily, then full-time when she ran off to Vegas with her smokin’ hot therapist and the settlement money from the accident. Despite the fact that I can’t cook a lick and think all gourmet food comes with fries, I managed to do pretty well at the job with the help of my wacky friends who supplied casserole recipes with made-up fancy names for my column.

Long story short, although I would prefer to be writing about what’s happening on the football field and not about the yummy Frito Pie at the concession stand, it wasn’t a bad gig. So you can imagine my surprise to find out that after a year, Loretta thought she could mosey into town and take back her old job.

It didn’t help that her uncle Earl owns the newspaper.

My editor surprised me, though, and actually stood up for me, telling her that sales have doubled since I took over the Kitchen Kupboard. As a compromise, he and uncle Earl decided that Loretta and I should both cover the Italian Festival coming to town the following weekend and then let the people of Ranchero decide who they wanted. With Loretta confident she could beat out a “skinny redhead,” as she called me, every competitive bone in my body went into overdrive.

Game on.

But Loretta plays dirty, and there’s a real possibility I’ll end up writing only the personals again—or worse.

That’s not my only problem, though. Alex, the really hot FBI agent who doubles as my boyfriend, wants me to meet his mother and sister who are in town for the festival.

Holy cannoli!

But wait! It gets worse. At a pre-festival party, a debonair Italian entrepreneur ends up taking a dive from the balcony, and Alex’s sister is charged with the murder. In an unlikely pairing, I team up with his mother, who is keeping secrets of her own, along with my friends from Empire Apartments to try and catch a killer.

Recently released Chicken Caccia-Killer is available at all online book stores. You won’t want to miss this one or the fantastic Italian recipes in the back, either. Ciao!

You can read more about Jordan and her friends in Chicken Caccia-Killer, the fourth book in the “Jordan McAllister” mystery series. The first book in the series is Liver Let Die.

GIVEAWAY: Comment on this post by noon EST on December 10, and you will be entered to win a copy of Chicken Caccia-Killer. One winner will be chosen at random. Print copy is US/Canada only; Kindle or Nook download open to everyone.

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. Her new Romantic Thriller series, titled SWEEPERS, debuts this December with the prequel, SWEEPERS: A KISS TO DIE FOR, followed by the release of book one, SWEEPERS: DIE ONCE MORE in June 2014. Look for the second book of A Dead Sister Talking Mystery, JAILHOUSE GLOCK, in May 2014 from Midnight Ink and the first book of a new cozy series debuting some time next year.

Visit Liz at her website, on Facebook or on Twitter.

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44 responses to “A Conversation With Jordan McAllister by Liz Lipperman

  1. I’ve enjoyed the first 2 books in the series and am looking forward to reading #s 3 and 4 and…Thanks for making this contest open to all countries.

  2. This book sounds fun, fun, fun!

  3. cannot wait to read this book in the series!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  4. I absolutely love the title! New to me author, and book, they are going on my wish list for Christmas !!

  5. I still need to start this series!

  6. Debbie Carney

    Sounds like a great book love the title and cover

  7. Sounds like a really good book.

  8. I already follow this series, so I am looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  9. Sounds like a fun series. I love recipes.

  10. “Skinny redhead” indeed! Go get her!

  11. Annette Naish

    The title is wonderful, but the premise is absolutely terrific. And I used to be a skinny redhead, ah those were the good ol’ days.

  12. I love this series. Liz is such a fun author, always leading her characters into situations that would leave a normal person breathless (probably permanently) and scared. Yet her heroes come out smelling like, well if not roses, not hot and sweaty either. LOL

    Dru, please toss my hat into the ring (but make sure you give it back later) I’d love to win this book.

  13. How great to know of all of the series/books that Liz has written and has coming out. I had read one of the books in an earlier series but not any since, so was glad to find out what is available, as I know I like the other book immensely. Thanks for having Liz featured on your blog today, Dru.


  14. I haven’t heard of this series before so I am happy to read your post. Love to read it. Thank you for the chance.


  15. @Elaine N – Wow! There are a lot you commenting today, which I love. Elaine, hope you enjoy the last two books in the series. Fingers crossed that I’m sending a digital copy your way.
    @Julie – thanks for commenting.
    @Kaye -Waving madly. Thanks for the nice words.
    @cyn – love your enthusiasm. Fingers crossed
    @Kathy G – I absolutely love new readers to my series. Hope you take a chance on me.
    @sara – what are you waiting on??LOL Thanks for commenting.
    @Debbie – thanks. Fingers crossed you win a copy.
    @Nancy – waving at Nancy. Thanks for commenting.

  16. @Linda – thanks for being a loyal reader. Fingers crossed.
    @Gram – there are 10 wonderful Italian recipes in the back of this one, including Idalina margaritas and Italian nachos.Unlike Jordan, I am a pretty good cook, and most of the recipes are my very own, and in this case, my sister’s.
    @Libby – she does!!
    @Annette – love that you were a skinny redhead, too! Thanks for commenting.
    @Nora – blushing at your comment. Fingers crossed you get this one.
    @Cynthia – you need to catch up on Jordan and her wacky neighbors!! Maybe you’ll win this one and get started.
    @Carol – Fingers crossed as I would love to “hook” you. Thanks for commenting.

  17. Oh dear another book that makes me want to eat while reading. Yum!

  18. Sounds great. I need to read this series! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Jessica Jones

    I would just LOVE to win this! I have read all the books so far in this series and I can’t wait to read this one! 🙂

    • @Barbara Yep. And trust me when I say these recipes are delicious!!
      @Mary B. Thanks for commenting. Fingers crossed.
      @Jessica You’ve just made my day. Fingers crossed.
      @suekey Music to my ears, Give up house cleaning!
      @Judy Thanks. Maybe winning a copy will jump start you! Thanks for commenting.

  20. Another series by a fun author that I have to put on my TBR list. I’m going to have to get more time to read.

  21. Cleaver play-on-words title. Will have to look for the other 3 in the series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. I love this series – count me in for the giveaway!

  23. Michelle Fidler

    Sounds like a good book. Haven’t read any of these.

  24. Sounds like lots of fun, I think we’d both enjoy a read of this one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Chicken Caccia-Killer.

  25. Sounds like a fun read.

  26. Can’t wait to read Chicken Caccia-Killer.

  27. Liz, this looks fabulous starting with your AWESOME title! I love the idea of Jordan getting the food column when she doesn’t cook! Also love the idea of her friends making up fancy names for the recipes. Looks like a terrific read. Holy cannoli! Got to get my hands on this one!

  28. Thanks Liz and Jordan for letting us in on your next adventure.

  29. I love the title and the cover art and I know the series is great!

  30. Love that you said holy cannoli as Jordan also says that! I hope you get the chance to read this one.

  31. This is a new series for me. I ust add it to my TBR list!

  32. I definitely have to add this series to my tbr list. I love the titles, the books must be great. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  33. @Lisa Thanks, Lisa. Maybe you can start with this one.
    @Debra I love your enthusiasm. Fingers crossed.

    Now anxiously awaiting for Dru to pick a winner. As I mentioned, you have the option of what format you’d like.

  34. contest is closed.