Iced To DeathIced To Death by Peg Cochran is the third book in the “Gourmet De-Lite” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, March 2014

Gigi’s business may be hot, but her home life is leaving her cold. Her sister, Pia, has dropped in for an unannounced visit and, much to Gigi’s chagrin, has immediately fallen for handsome bar owner Declan McQuaid. So when Declan asks Gigi to help him prep for a big engagement party, she’s not only dealing with the heat of the kitchen and her own feelings for Declan, but Pia’s jealousy.

However, Gigi’s rising temperature quickly chills when the host of the party is found stabbed to death with an ice pick in back of the pub. Now, as Gigi’s beau, Detective Mertz, hones in on Declan as a possible murderer, Gigi will have to shave down the growing list of suspects quickly, before Pia’s newfound love interest finds himself locked in the cooler.

This was a good read. I enjoyed the pace of this comfortable and light whodunit that quickly had me turning the pages, as I had to know what happens next. The author did a good job in keeping this mystery moving forward by presenting us with suspects and clues with a few surprising twist that added to the enjoyment of this drama. I like where it series headed and I can’t wait to see what adventures lies ahead for Gigi, Mertz and her friends.

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