Fry Another Day by J.J. Cook is the second book in the “Biscuit Bowl Food Truck” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, February 2015
From the national bestselling author of the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries comes the second in a new series featuring Zoe Chase, a Southern food truck chef who serves justice on the side.
With a few loyal friends in tow—including her handsome attorney, Miguel, and her cat, Crème Brûlée—Zoe drives the Biscuit Bowl to Charlotte, North Carolina, to enter a nationally televised food truck race. The contest features challenges across the Southeast, and with a fifty-thousand-dollar grand prize, competition isn’t just fierce—it’s killer.
As everyone gears up for the first challenge, another food trucker from Zoe’s hometown is found dead. The race rolls on, but when the body count rises, police begin to suspect Miguel. Now Zoe must race to catch the killer before her attorney needs an attorney.
What I fun time I had traveling with Zoe on her Food Truck race across the southeast, where food is divine with murder served up as a side dish. When Miguel becomes a person of interest, Zoe will have bake and fry up a killer.
I love the tone and pace of this light and fresh drama that accelerated as I got closer to the reveal of the killer’s identity. The mystery was finely tuned where every time I thought I had my finger on the pulse of the killer, the author changed directions which added to the mystique of this exciting tale. With a quirky cast of characters, witty banter and just plain fun, this was a great read and I can’t wait to see what adventure awaits this group of friends in the next book in this appetizing appealing series.