April 29, 2018

Series Sunday: Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles

(Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery #1) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

My Series Sunday pick is Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles, the first book in the Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery series by A.L. Herbert. Welcome to Mahalia's Sweet Tea—the finest soul food restaurant in Prince George's County, Maryland. It is famous for it's cornbread and mashed potatoes that make you want to slap yo' mama. The owner, affectionately nicknamed Halia, has her hands full cooking, dipping, and solving an unexpected mystery.

"It's all such a mystery. One minute he's enjoying my fried chicken and waffles, and, next thing you know, he turns up dead." ~ pg. 127

When a fast-talking shady entrepreneur turns up dead in her kitchen, Halia acts on impulse. Determined to keep her restaurant out of the news, she cleans the fingerprints off the weapon, a cast iron skillet, and moves the body to a neutral place. But Halia's efforts only point a finger at her young cousin as the prime suspect.

"You was the Lucy in this episode, Halia. I was just the Ethel." ~ pg. 111

Soul Food + Mystery = Fictional Greatness. Nothing says cozy like a mystery served with fried chicken. How come no one else thought of this? And how am I just now discovering this series? And why are there are only two (2) books?! Okay, let me calm down. At least enough to recommend you check out this series if cozy foodie lit is your thing.

Author: A.L. Herbert
Published: February 2015
Pages: 276
Edition: Paperback
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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