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It’s a Wonderful Knife

“It’s a wonderful time of year”… until murder strikes in the latest Comfort Food Mystery. But first it’s off to the hospital for Trixie Matkowski after a tumble down the stairs. Taking her there is, Trixie’s BFF, Antoinette Chloe Brown, who drives “like the road is a giant pinball machine.” Unfortunately, Trixie has broken her… Read More ›

Live Read: Macaroni and Freeze

Today, The Poisoned Martini‘s is reading Christine Wenger’s Comfort Food Mystery, Macaroni and Freeze.  This 4th book in the series released in July 2015 from Penguin books and their Obsidian Mystery imprint. A famous TV chef and former Sandy Harbor resident returns to her hometown to judge a mac-and-cheese cook-off fundraiser.  When the chef turns… Read More ›

Diners, Drive-ins, and Death

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when, in a mystery novel, a character threatens to kill someone who invariably ends up dead, said person will inevitably be arrested for the threatened deed. Within the first chapter, larger-than-life Antoinette Chloe Brownelli dramatically brandishes a knife and announces, “As soon as I find Nick, I’m going… Read More ›

Second Helping of Murder

A missing girl’s body surfaces in the second book of the Comfort Food Mystery series. Trixie Matkowski “fondly remembers summers as a child spent visiting the shores of Lake Ontario.”  Now, Trixie owns the Silver Bullet Diner and the cottages once owned by her aunt and uncle and where she had spent those summers. Unfortunately,… Read More ›

Do or Diner

Culinary mystery fans have a new series to sample.  Do or Diner is the first in the Comfort Food Mystery series by author Christine Wenger. Trixie Matkowski has just taken over her aunt and late uncle’s diner, the Silver Bullet, when the the worst thing that could befall a budding restaurateur happens, the local health inspector dies… Read More ›

An Interview with Author Christine Wenger II

PART TWO The Poisoned Martini ‘s second author interview continues.  Click here to read Part One.  Then read on for the second and final part of my interview with Christine Wenger, author of the forthcoming mystery, Do or Diner. *** The PM: You’ve long worked in the criminal justice field.  How have your experiences helped in your writing? Christine:  I’ve… Read More ›

An Interview with Author Christine Wenger

PART ONE For the second time, I’ve had the opportunity to interview an author and share the experience with readers here on The Poisoned Martini.  Today, The Poisoned Martini is fortunate to have the privilege of speaking with author Christine Wenger, whose forthcoming mystery, Do or Diner, is due out in August 2013. *** The Poisoned… Read More ›

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