Killer Kung Pao

Health Nut Mysteries, #1

Patrice Lyle dishes up a spicy suspense with this cozy mystery. Dr. Piper Meadows is not like any other Naturopathic Doctor I've ever come across, she won me over the minute I realized she was a chocoholic and not afraid to embrace it. She is the type of heroine most readers would love to pal around with and her little entourage is amazing. Her Aunt Alfa is such a breath of fresh air, I can only hope that I am that feisty when I get older. Their little pet is too precious and the way he is coddled by the big Texan just made my heart flutter. I loved that this story was a zany mixture of information, snarkiness, mystery and giggles. If you like your characters a little on the outrageous side and your mysteries with a zing this is definitely one to read. I cannot wait to see what this group can get up to again and if Piper's cell phone plays a part in solving the next incident.

Naturopatic Doctor Piper Meadows thinks she has signed up as a health practitioner during a Body, Mind & Spirit Expo but her Aunt wasn't exactly honest when filling out the forms. Some people aren't too happy by Piper's presence including renowned psychic Mystic Ming. But when he ends up dead Piper finds herself hip deep in suspects and her aunt is number one in the eyes of the police. So with the help of some PI Flash cards and the sexy Tattoo Tex Piper sets out to serve up the murder before she becomes the next victim.

Book Blurb for Killer Kung Pao

From acclaimed author Patrice Lyle comes a brand new series...

Dr. Piper Meadows heads to the Body, Mind & Spirit Expo expecting to solve health problems, not murder. But her first day starts off wrong when famous psychic Mystic Ming compares her hair to a “dung beetle’s nest” and tries to get her kicked out of the show. But Piper's bad-hair day gets worse when her Aunt Alfa gets in a public scuffle with Mystic Ming, where he accuses her of trying to poison him with her peanut oil-based essential oils. When Mystic Ming drops dead from his serving of killer kung pao laced with peanut oil, it's no surprise that Aunt Alfa is fingered as the prime suspect.

Unwilling to let her auntie squander her golden years in prison, Piper orders a set of How To Be a PI flashcards and sets out to find the real killer. Secrets and suspects sprout up faster than wheat grass—including a handsome tattoo artist, Tattoo Tex, who intrigues Piper more than she'd like to admit. But can she trust him? Piper had better solve the case of the killer kung pao before the murderer turns his sights on victim number sleuthing doctor!

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2015 4.00