Saturday, March 26, 2016

Leading Ladies of Mystery- Chef Belfast McGrath

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.


  1. Maggie McConnon is a "new-to-me" author. Wedding Bel Blues sounds like a great read. Thank you for this chance!

  2. I always love a "new to me" author. Great idea and I'm intrigued. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for the change to win. I love finding new authors.

  4. Although I'm not the top 3 I still would enjoy this book and have added it to my list to read. Thanks for the info and introduction.

  5. Hi, everyone: Sorry for the delay in replying! I was out of town on a little vacation when this posted. I will contact Peggy, Shannon and Kathleen to get your addresses. Thanks for commenting! Maggie


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