Marinating In Murder - Linda Wiken


Marinating in Murder is the 3rd book in the Dinner Club mystery series.


When Alison, a cop and a club member of the Culinary Capers Dinner Club find herself in hot water for the murder of her ex-husband, she must rely on the investigation of the police department to solve the case.  Event planner J.J. Tanner and also a club member doesn't have faith in the swiftness of the department to protect Alison's innocence, so she hashes an investigation of her own.  


Cooking or food-themed cozy mysteries are one of my favorites to read.  I love to read the delectable dishes the characters are eating and the recipes the author normally adds at the end of the book.  


The characters were easy to like and imagine, however at times I felt J.J. to be a little naive about her instincts and affairs of the heart.


Though I knew early in the story who committed the murder that didn't lessen my curiosity because the writing was steady and likable and it's always fun to figure out the motive.


This is my first time reading books written by Linda Wiken and I will add the first two book in the series to my ever growing reading list.  


I recommend Marinating in Murder to all cozy mystery readers especially those who love food-themed mysteries.  This cozy mystery is a light read for beginner cozy readers, too.


Thank you Netgalley and Berkley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.