This week's Leading Lady of Mystery is Chef Belfast McGrath from Maggie Barbieri's new series Wedding Bel Blues. Keep reading to find out how you can win an ARC of this book.
Murder is on the menu in WEDDING BEL BLUES (Minotaur Books, 5/31/16), the first in a new series about award-winning chef Belfast McGrath.
Chef Belfast McGrath was never coming back to her home in Foster’s Landing, New York, or the family business at Shamrock Manor. Or so she said. Too many bad memories, too many crazy family members. But her job at a trendy New York City restaurant goes up in flames when a piece of fish – a bone still in it - leaves her kitchen and is served to the former President of the United States, nearly choking the man to death. Belfast leaves her job – one that she loved – and returns home to lick her wounds. Instead of the rest and relaxation she was hoping for, though, she gets embroiled in family drama…and murder.
While Belfast tries to figure out how to acclimate to life in the warm bosom of her extended and dysfunctional clan, she does her best to figure out who killed a guest at her cousin’s wedding and why the wedding crasher was there in the first place.
An old love brings fresh hurt as Chef Bel tries to make a new life in a town she would have rather forgotten.
The first three commenters will receive an Advanced Reader’s Copy of WEDDING BEL BLUES!
Maggie McConnon grew up in New York immersed in Irish culture and tradition. A former Irish step dancer, she was surrounded by a family of Irish musicians who still play at family gatherings. She credits her Irish grandparents with providing the stories of their homeland and their extended families as the basis for the stories she tells in her Belfast McGrath novels. Maggie also writes the Maeve Conlon thrillers as Maggie Barbieri.