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Rubbed Out (Memphis BBQ Mystery)by Riley Adams
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Even Lulu Taylor—proprietress of Aunt Pats Barbeque Restaurant in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee—needs to get out of the kitchen now and then. But at the Rock and Ribs festival, she finds more than a taste of trouble
Reuben Shaw rubs a lot of people the wrong way—including Lulus best friend, Cherry, who has the misfortune of being in the booth next to his at the festival. The pigheaded pit master thinks hes a shoo-in to win the barbeque competition, but he spends more time stirring up trouble than seasoning his spare ribs. Hours after she gets into a quarrel with him, Cherry finds Shaw dead with a butcher knife in his chest. Now its her turn to get grilled—by the police. Lulu sets out to clear her friends name and finds Shaw had more secrets than his BBQ recipe. Shell need to act fast, because the real killer will spare no one including Lulu.
BBQ-joint owner Lulu Taylor knows pretty much everyone in Memphis who loves ribs. But one person she'd rather not know is Tristan Pembroke, a snooty pageant coach with a mean streak. When she finds Tristan's dead body stuffed in a closet at a party, the police are suspicious- especially since Lulu's developed a taste for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Caught in a situation stickier than molasses, Lulu must clear her name, or risk getting fried...
When an anonymous food critic blasts several local restaurants- including Aunt Pat's-Lulu Taylor and her customers are biting mad, especially when they learn that Eppie Currian is the pen name of their friend Evelyn's cheating boyfriend. When "Eppie" gets his own fatal review, the list of suspects is longer than the list of specials at the best BBQ place in Memphis.
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