Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Release Day for ROUX THE DAY!



By J.J. Tanner from the Dinner Club Mysteries by Linda Wiken


Today’s the big day! Yay! Double yay! Because book #2 in the Dinner Club Mysteries is on the shelves at a bookstore near you. And also available online and as an ebook. That’s right, Roux the Day takes me and the Culinary Capers dinner club on another murderous adventure with lots of tasty food thrown in.

You know it’s yummy because the book we’ve chosen for our monthly meal is the Mystery Writers of America Cookbook and, since it’s a real book, no poison was used in the aforementioned murder. We’re also fortunate to include three recipes from the cookbook at the end of Roux the Day

These were dishes recreated by some of our gang and thoroughly enjoyed by all. They’re Chicken Gabriella by Sara Paretsky, Eggplant Caprese Salad with Basil Chiffonade and Olive Vinaigrette by Lisa King, and Fried Yellow Squash by Cathy Pickens.

As I said, you’ll find these recipes at the back of Roux the Day but you’ll probably want to buy the cookbook to enjoy all that’s between the pages.

And that murder I mentioned, it was one of the emcees I’d hired for the Casino Night Dinner Cruise, a fundraiser for a local literacy group. Miranda Myers was a well-known TV personality and equally-popular radio DJ, Connor Mac, is the prime suspect. Especially since he’d been engaged to her, had an argument with her on the cruise, and then disappears. Since he’s one of ours, the Culinary Capers investigate and we’re helped, much to my delight, by PI Ty Devine. 

Oh, Ty…oh, my!


If you’d like to win a copy of Roux the Day, just leave a comment and tell me have you ever been or a cruise or would want to go on one?  Remember to leave your email. Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, March 8th, noon PST.



ROUX THE DAY is here! 
Find Book #2 in the Dinner Club Mysteries at your favorite bookstore or online.



The first book in the Dinner Club Mystery series is available at the bookstore of your choice, and on-line; also as an e-book.

 Writing as Erika Chase:


Look for A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery),  READ AND BURIED, COVER STORY, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, and LAW AND AUTHOR on-line or at your favorite bookstore.

                                                                                           




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47 comments:

  1. Happy happy happy happy book birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. The only cruise I've ever been on was for a wedding on a dinner cruise, so we were only sailed around the bay. Not sure how I'd feel about a cruise that goes all the way out to sea. Happy New Release Day!
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Those can be quite wonderful. Thanks.

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  3. Happy Release Day! I've never been on a cruise, but I would like to.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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    1. THanks for commenting, Karen. I hope you get to go on one.

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  4. I have never been on a cruise. Not sure if I would like to. Happy Release Day! elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. happy New Book Release day! I would like to go on a Med. cruise. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I would, also!

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  6. Cruises are wonderful -- you can relax all you want, or sightsee all you want, or eat all you want (they are always serving food!) ~ You basically lose sense of what time it is and what day it is -- it's lovely (unless you're a character in the book, The Woman in Cabin 10)!. I've been on day cruises and evening cruises as well, and they are a lot of fun. Congratulations on your release of Roux the Day!!! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Sounds like you're hooked, Celia. Thanks for commenting.

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  7. I have never been on a cruise. Only the Northern ones sound attractive to me. I would love to see the Northern lights.

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    1. Wouldn't that be great! THanks, Connie.

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  8. I really hope to go on an Alaskan cruise someday. lkleback@hotmail.com

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    1. I hear it's quite wonderful. Thanks for commenting.

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  9. Can you see me throwing the confetti in the air from there? I am celebrating your Book Release Day! Congratulations! You have accomplished a great deal. And thank you for writing.

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    1. Thanks so much, Annette. I appreciate this!

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  10. I've never been on a cruise but I'd really love to go on one.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  11. Have been on two cruises.
    Not my cup of tea.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Understand, Libby. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  12. Never been on a cruise, but it sounds delightful, especially with the weather we've been having in the UP!

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    1. I'm with you on the weather bit, Barb. Thanks for commenting.

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  13. No I haven't . Congrats! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for taking time to comment, Donamae!

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  14. I have never been on a cruise but i have read a few cozies that have and many things unexpected can happen. My friend told me how good the food was that was all she could talk about when she got back from Alaska. She has been on 5 of them and told me that there are people that is all they do is take cruises they practically live on the boat. Wow that would be fun you would meet a lot of people. ptclayton2@aol.com Oh i would love to read and review on a few sites ...I have never been on a cruise due to a severe nerve disease that i have although it is on my bucket list which will never be complete...

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    1. I've heard a lot of people talk about the food on cruises. Sounds amazing. Thanks for commenting.

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  15. Happy release day! Yes, I have always wanted to go on a cruise but it has to be tropical! Lol. Definitely a bucket list item which my husband has no interest in so I have to find someone to drag along.
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  16. Happy release day!!!! I have never been on a cruise, and I am not sure if I would ever want to. I have nothing against them, but there are several adventures I'd rather go on. Thank you for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  17. Happy Release Day!
    We took my parents on a Caribbean cruise - they loved it. My favorite cruise to date is the one we took to Alaska.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  18. Going on a cruise is on my bucket list! I would love to visit Bermuda, Bahamas, Aruba, etc.
    zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  19. The only cruise I've been on was on The Delta Queen on the Mississippi River. It was one of the best vacations I've ever had. It was a small boat and it was a really great time. I would like ti go on a cruise to Alaska and Hawaii.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The only cruise I've been on was on The Delta Queen on the Mississippi River. It was one of the best vacations I've ever had. It was a small boat and it was a really great time. I would like ti go on a cruise to Alaska and Hawaii.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I've never been on a cruise but my bucket list includes a cruise to Alaska.

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  22. Went on a Cruise and We left in a storm. It is kind of funny now but people really do turn green at least I did...the next day was better. Food was great and the comedy routines were good. Thank you for a chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  23. Some day I would love to go on a cruise. Maybe Alaska. mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  24. Happy release day!!!!

    Going on a cruise is on my bucket list.

    Thanks for this opportunity.

    mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  25. Congrats on the newbie...do hope it is a good week! My spouse has done cruises, including one of the last of the Queen Mary. I've always wanted to do a cruise. Closest I've come was ferries and the Thousand Islands boat trips around the St. Lawrence. It's a bucket list item. als(at)foxgull(dot)com

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  26. I've gone on a few cruises. they can be quite relaxing and the ports of call interesting. although some people never get off of the ship.
    wskwared at yahoo dot com

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  27. I have never been on a cruise and don't want to because I get seasick when boats are docked.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

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  28. I love cruises! We took our first 7 years ago and have every year since. No better way to get away. cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  29. I have never been on a cruise but I heard that Disney cruises are amazing!

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  30. PS forgot email barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Happy release day. As to your question about a cruise, my answer is no I haven't been on a cruise but would love to go on an Alaska cruise. It is on my bucket list of things to do. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I have never been on a cruise, but think I would like to do one...where you whale watch..a girl friend did this once and loved it.
    the3beersus at yahoo dot com

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  33. I have never been on a cruise but would love to go on one. Thanks for the great giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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