Sunday, January 6, 2019

Guest Post: One Taste Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein

by RahRah
from One Taste Too Many
by Debra H. Goldstein
Hello, my name is RahRah and I’m purr-fectly delighted to meet you. Although I was born in New Orleans, I was forced to move to Wheaton, Alabama after a hurricane destroyed the home of the woman who saved me from the storm’s swirling waters. She was going to name me after the hurricane, but once she realized I was a boy, she decided to call me RahRah.

We moved to Wheaton because her son, William Taft Blair, insisted his mother needed to live near his wife, Sarah, and him. In fact, he found the perfect property for all of us. Bill and Sarah made their home in the big house fronting Main Street while Mother Blair and I lived in the carriage house. That way, his mother was close enough to suit him, but we were still far enough away that Bill’s allergy to me didn’t bother him. It worked for me. Bill kept his distance from the carriage house, but Sarah visited us daily.

It was a sad day when Bill announced he wanted a divorce because he’d fallen in love with a woman Sarah refers to as the Bimbo. Sarah had to move into an efficiency apartment and I rarely saw her. That’s why I didn’t know what was going to happen to me when Bill’s mother died. I could have been sent to a not very pleasant place because of Bill’s cat allergy, but happily, he asked Sarah to take me and she immediately agreed. Her apartment and lifestyle may not be as lavish as Bill’s, but she certainly loves me.

Right now, our lives are in an uproar. Someone murdered Bill last night and the police think Chef Emily, Sarah’s twin, did it. Sarah is determined to prove Emily’s innocence, but she keeps running into roadblocks. If Sarah, who is a cook of convenience, doesn’t succeed soon, she may find herself facing a fate worse than death – substituting for Emily in a food competition. Worse yet, from my viewpoint, is the Bimbo, after breaking up Sarah’s marriage, is trying to take me away from her.

If Sarah must take Emily’s place in the food competition, I think she should make something like Jell-O in a Can. Do you have any other easy recipes she might consider? 

Judge Debra H. Goldstein is the author of One Taste Too Many, the first of Kensington’s new Sarah Blair cozy mystery series. She also wrote Should Have Played Poker and 2012 IPPY Award winning Maze in Blue. Her short stories, including Anthony and Agatha nominated “The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie’s Place,” have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, and Mystery Weekly. Debra is president of Sisters in Crime’s Guppy Chapter, serves on SinC’s national board, and is president of the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Find out more about Debra at
For culinary challenged Sarah Blair, there’s only one thing scarier than cooking from scratch—murder!
Sarah knew starting over would be messy. But things fall apart completely when her ex drops dead, seemingly poisoned by her twin sister, Emily’s, award-winning rhubarb crisp. Now, with RahRah wanted by the woman who broke up her marriage and Emily wanted by the police for murder, Sarah needs to figure out the right recipe to crack the case before time runs out. Unfortunately, for a gal whose idea of good china is floral paper plates, catching the real killer and living to tell about it could mean facing a fate worse than death—being in the kitchen! 


  1. Poor RahRah! I am glad Sarah took him in.
    I hope I get to read all about his and Sarah's adventures soon!

    1. Deb,
      I hope you do. One Taste Too Many, in which RahRah shines, is in bookstores and online now... and RahRah is very happy about that fact.

  2. Killer Characters, thank you for having me today. I'm making my author type this, but don't worry... I'm telling her what to say even though I don't talk in One Taste Too Many. RahRah

  3. Murder is bad, but trying to steal custody of someone else's cat is a really rotten thing to do. I look forward to seeing how that comes out

    1. Hopefully, it will make you happy... but then again.....

  4. This was such a good book. I love you, RahRah.

  5. Riley,
    Thank you..... I'll tell Debra you liked the book and because you love me, I'll tell you, you're practically perfect.

  6. Poor Rah-Rah. I'm so glad he was able to live with Sarah. I'm adding this book to my tbr list.

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