Murder Served Neat (A Cocktails and Catering Mystery) by Michelle Hillen Klump ~ #BookTour

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Murder Served Neat

(A Cocktails and Catering Mystery)
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series
Setting – Texas
Crooked Lane Books
(February 21, 2023)
Hardcover : 320 pages

Reporter-turned-mixologist Samantha Warren has already thwarted one murder. Now, her world is shaken—definitely not stirred—once again as another killing throws her world into chaos.

Samantha is mixing up traditional cocktails at the German Texan Lodge’s Fourth of July festival—a gig she was roped into by her mother. But amidst the bratwurst and brass bands, trouble is brewing. Lodge loyalties are divided over a proposal to build a private, country-club-style tennis center on the lodge grounds. Her mom’s best friend Patty Davis is vehemently opposed to the plan. Society matron Angela Clawson is all for it. At the festival, they’re seen in a heated argument—and hours later, Angela is found dead, killed by one of the ceremonial shovels intended for the groundbreaking.

Samantha’s mother begs her to help clear her best friend’s name, but can she handle another murder case or will the whole investigation go bottoms up?

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Michelle Hillen Klump began her writing career as a newspaper reporter, traveling the back roads of central Texas and Arkansas, reporting on everything from natural disasters to crime and corruption. She’s interviewed former presidents, covered a midnight manhunt through the Ozark Mountains, and learned the finer points of how to break a car window from a looter while covering a hurricane. Now, she uses her experiences as fodder for fiction, writing a cozy mystery series about a former reporter turned craft cocktail caterer.

Michelle lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and young daughter. When she’s not writing or working her day job, she enjoys gardening, reading, exploring Houston’s neighborhoods, hiking and biking, and creating craft cocktails for friends and family.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

5 comments on “Murder Served Neat (A Cocktails and Catering Mystery) by Michelle Hillen Klump ~ #BookTour

  1. I like the book cover. This sounds like a good series.

  2. Sounds intriguing. Eye-catching cover too.

  3. This sounds like a great novel. Love murder mysteries.

  4. This book seems like it will be fun to read. I also am going to get “A Dash of Death” that is book one in the “Cocktails and Catering Mystery” series.

  5. Thanks for having me on the blog!