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Finger Lickin' Dead
A Memphis BBQ Mystery, No 2
Riley Adams

Berkley Prime Crime
June 2011 / ISBN 97804252491

Reviewed by Barbara Buhrer

Lulu Taylor, 60ish, owner of Aunt Pat's Barbeque restaurant serves the best barbeque ribs and spicy cornbread in Memphis. She is surrounded by her friends and family. Evelyn, one of the docents of Graceland (Elvis Presley's mansion, as if you didn't know) has been a loyal customer. She is blinded by her love for her former husband, Adam who has cheating ways and is always looking for money. Lulu wants to protect her from Adam.

Lulu has another worry. An anonymous food critic has given a bad review to her restaurant as well as other restaurants, some of which were forced to close.

She learns that Adam is the anonymous food critic. He is found murdered. There is no lack of suspects: his ex-wives, the former restaurant owners, and perhaps someone from Lulu's circle. To exonerate her friends, Lulu sets out to find the murderer. While she is involved in this, the group must also pull together for a most interesting wedding at Graceland.

This is a story of family and friendship, loyalty and Southern charm mixed with murder, mayhem and intrigue. The characters are true to life. They make you laugh and cry and sympathize.

As a bonus some delicious and mouth watering recipes are included at the end of the book.

Reviewer's Note:
Reviewed 2011
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