Toasting Up Trouble

A Dinner Club Mystery, #1

Event planner Josephine “J.J.” Tanner has a full plate, but that’s the way she likes it. First, it’s her turn to choose the recipe for the next meeting of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club, a gathering of foodie friends who experiment with entrées for their creative and gastronomical pleasure. Second, she’s organizing an Italian princess party for the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a high-tech millionaire. However, what she doesn’t plan on is that the caterer for the party – one whom she has an argument with – would turn up dead right after.

This is a promising start to a new series. I loved JJ and her partner, Sky, her quirky friends, her gruff ex-cop neighbor and the handsome PI. They make an good mix which should make for interesting future books. I thought the plot was good and well thought out. There’s not much NOT to like about this tale! Looking forward to more – 4 stars – ROCCO LOTEMPIO


Book Blurb for Toasting Up Trouble

A delicious new cozy mystery series featuring the Culinary Capers Dinner Club—who are fearless when it comes to cooking up new dishes and putting the lid on crime...

Event planner Jennifer “J.J.” Tanner has a full plate, but that’s the way she likes it. First, it’s her turn to choose the recipe for the next meeting of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club, a gathering of foodie friends who experiment with entrées for their creative and gastronomical pleasure. Second, she’s organizing an Italian princess party for the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a high-tech millionaire.

But one thing J.J. didn’t plan on is that the caterer for the event—hotshot chef Antonio Marcotti—would end up murdered the night of the party. Or that she’d end up being a prime suspect after having had a heated argument with the unscrupulous chef. Now it’s up to J.J.—with help from her fellow Club members and a handsome if mysterious private eye—to turn the tables on the real killer...


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2016 4.00