Thursday, May 21, 2015

First in a Cozy Series and Giveaway - Fillet of Murder by Linda Reilly

Happy Thursday! It's time for another fun and great First in a Cozy Series. Fillet of Murder by Linda Reilly was released on May 5th. I love love the cover and the book was so good. One lucky reader will get a chance to win a copy. Do you have a favorite Fish dish? Share a recipe if you like. Leave a comment and email for a chance  to win.

Book Description

 May 5, 2015

Talia Marby serves up delectable English deep fried fare in the heart of the Berkshires—but she soon discovers there’s something fishy going on…

Sometimes in this life, you have to fish or cut bait. After walking away from a miserable job and an even worse boyfriend, Talia Marby has no regrets. She’s returned to her hometown and is happy to help her dear friend Bea Lambert by working at Lambert’s Fish & Chips, a cornerstone of a charming shopping plaza designed to resemble an old English village.

But not all the shop owners are charming. Phil Turnbull has been pestering Bea to sign a petition against a new store opening up, and his constant badgering is enough to make her want to boil him in oil. When Talia and Bea stumble upon Turnbull murdered in his shop, the police suspect Bea. Now it’s up to Talia to fish around for clues and hook the real killer before her friend has to trade serving food for serving time…

Includes delicious recipes!

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  1. Sounds great. I do not have a favorite fish recipe or dish. I do like good fish and chips with tartar sauce and malt vinegar. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I don't have any recipes. I love good fish and chips with lemon, tartar sauce, and malt vinegar. I also love coconut shrimp.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

  3. I don't have a favorite recipe but I do love baked fish with olive oil, herbs, and spices.

  4. Don't really have a favorite recipe. Just enjoy fish wrapped in aluminum foil and baked. Thanks for the chance to win

  5. I do not have a favorite fish recipe because I do not eat seafood;

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. We don't eat a lot of fish so I don't have any great fish recipes. But my husband loves the salmon cakes I make! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. I don't eat much fish; I guess fish sticks would be something I like. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  8. I practically eat nothing but fish...but the best is fish and chips...and a batter made with milk and flour for me but salmon cakes are great too...

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds great!

  10. We use those outdoor deep fryers in the summer to fry fish and whatever else we want to fry for our meal. It makes those fish so tasty! I know, I know, not quite so good for you. But, yum!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

  11. I do not have a recipe, but one of my favorited fish dishes is fried catfish with fresh lemon! The book looks great, thanks for the awesome chance to win a copy!!!!

  12. Looking forward to reading Linda's book so much. We live in MA and get fresh fish easily but when our children were growing up, they could not tolerate the odor of fish being deep fried at home, so we always went out each Friday for our fried haddock. To this day, we always go out for fried foods even though our children are adults and on their own now. But I do cook lots of seafood at home, mostly shrimp and lobster. I know that shrimp is not considered fish as such but this is an easy recipe that I got from a restaurant in NC over ten years ago and it is one of the quickest dishes to make. I add my own touches to it too, as this is just a basic recipe but the way many want it to be. Simple......


    10-12 oz. peeled and deveined shrimp
    3 Tablespoons olive oil
    ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    4 slices bacon
    ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes
    mushrooms (optional)
    onions (optional)
    1/3 cup heavy cream
    1 extra large egg
    your favorite cooked pasta

    Sauté bacon and sun dried tomatoes in olive oil. Add onions and shrimp, and cook three minutes. Add mushrooms and cream. Heat to boil. Add pasta. Stir until heated through. Turn off heat. Sprinkle cheese on top of mixture. Whip egg vigorously. While stirring mixture, slowly pour n egg and continue to mix. Be careful not to scramble egg. Divide onto plates and top with additional grated cheese.

    Serves two.

    Thank you so much for having the contest to win Fillet of Murder; it would be great to have an autographed copy from Linda for my bookshelves.

    Cynthia B.
    Uxbridge, MA


  13. I am a vegetarian and I do miss eating fish but sometimes I buy a vegetarian style fish. Thank you for the chance to win this book.


  14. I make a casserole of salmon and peas in a white sauce. Cracker crumbs are spread on top. My daughter loves it too - so I make it when she is coming. I also love salmon cakes - salmon, egg, and some mashed potato for binding. Fried with some catsup on them - wonderful.
    thanks for the chance to win the book.

  15. I love fish, especially baked tilapia with veggies. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. My goodness, what a delightful post. I eat a great deal of fish, and enjoy salmon with kale. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Don't make fish dishes a lot I prefer to eat fish at a restaurant no clean up or mess that way Although I still like & make my mom's tuna noodle casserole Thanks for the giveaway Cat on the cover looks like my Stella.

  18. I can cook so little...but my hubby makes wonderful seafood. Our favorite of his is salmon, with a side of kale salad - purely healthy and tasty! Would love to win this new first-in-series, with a cat and a mystery - perfect! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  19. I make pretty good salmon cakes, but my hubby is the grill master and his grilled salmon is always perfect! Looking forward to Linda's new read and the beginning of a new series! Thanks!

  20. My favorite fish dish is just salmon baked with an onion slice and tomato sauce and lemon pepper tossed on top.
    Thanks for the contest.

  21. I love reading about everyone's favorite fish dishes . . . and about your cats! Thanks to all of you for commenting, and good luck in the giveaway ~
    Linda Reilly

  22. Not a fish eater, although I like some shellfish such as shrimp and lobster. I love shrimp cocktail Especially with a fairly hot cocktail sauce. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. I love the Berkshires and would love to read this!r
    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  24. What a great response! Winner by way of is .... Ceblain!! Congratulations!!!

  25. This looks like a fun new series. Thanks for the opportunity to win.


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