Darcy Burnett is
now unemployed. She was the restaurant reviewer for the San
Francisco Chronicle. Now it looks like she will be helping
her Aunt Abby run her Big Yellow School Bus food truck. Abby
tricked out an old school bus - paying homage to her days
as a school lunch lady. With all the food festivals around
San Francisco, Abby can use the extra help. Meanwhile, Darcy
will gather the best recipes from the festivals and turn them
into a cookbook. Looks like a win-win situation.
in the ointment is restaurant owner Oliver Jameson. He thinks
the food trucks outside his restaurant, Bones 'n' Brew, are
ruining his business. He has had run-ins with most of the
food truck owners.
recently Aunt Abby. They got into a screaming match, and Abby
pointed a knife at Oliver. That night the police show up at
Abby's home and inform her that Oliver Jameson is dead. So
when the police take Abby to the station for questioning,
Darcy and Abby's son, Dillon, tag along. They know Abby is
innocent – proving it will be another matter. Darcy
had better be careful solving this crime. You never know when
you could get sliced.
Things to ponder: Who wanted Oliver dead?
What was in the hidden folder that Aunt Abby found? Will Jake
Miller ever talk to Darcy? Just where does cousin Dillon disappear
to on an almost daily basis?
new series written by someone I have read in the past. The
author AKA Penny Warner writes the Party Planner Mystery series.
How lucky can one reviewer get! This is a clever new series
that cozy mystery lovers will eat up. The author provides
clues and suspects, and adds a pinch of romance too. It is
well-plotted and pulls you right into the story. I found it
became a page-turner that I needed to finish. The author has
provided some yummy recipes. The next book in the series –
Death of a Chocolate Cheater, will be out in summer 2015.
So if you like your mystery with gourmet truck food, then
you should be reading Death of a Crabby Cook.