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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
MURDER ON THE GRILL by Christa Nardi_Tour
Review: MURDER AT THE GRILL by Christa Nardi (Cold Creek #3)
MURDER AT THE GRILL is third in author Christa Nardi' s lovely COLD CREEK cozy mystery series. It's a warmhearted and gentle story, set in a comfortable small community. Our heroine, Sheridan, is a psychologist at the local college, and a woman who contains more curiosity than cats have lives. (She's also owned by an energetic sheltie, a former rescue dog.) Sheridan doesn't let her growing romance with a local police detective interfere with her dedication to solving a murder. (The Grill is the favored local restaurant hangout, and the victim was a waitress' s hateful ex, so she's the suspect du jour.)
Readers of both cozy mysteries and romantic suspense will find MURDER AT THE GRILL very appealing.
An amateur sleuth, Sheridan Hendley jumps at the chance to work with the defense when a favorite waitress is arrested for the murder of her ex-husband. Determined to prove Zoe’s innocence Sheridan probes into the victim’s past and why he chose to return to Cold Creek 15 years after the divorce. Personalities clash and Zoe’s family closes ranks as Sheridan attempts to unlock the carefully kept secrets of the family that owns and operates the Grill. The closer she gets to finding the truth, the more her own life might be in danger – a situation that strains her increasingly serious relationship with Detective Brett McMann.
About The Author
Christa Nardi is and always has been an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery/crime authors over time, but mystery/crime along with romance and scifi/fantasy are her preferred choices for leisure reading. Christa also has been a long time writer from poetry and short stories to the Cold Creek series, Christa has joined many other reader/writers in writing one genre she enjoys reading – the cozy mystery. The series started with Murder at Cold Creek College; Murder in the Arboretum is the second in the series. Murder at the Grill is the third. Christa Nardi is a pen name for a real life professor/psychologist from the Northeast who is well published in nonfiction and technical venues.