January is Hot Tea month and I can not think of anything more lovely to accompany a pot of tea then a great cozy series and a cat in the lap. Today for my second author feature of the year, I am sharing a series I have added to my To Be Read List by J.J. Cook (Joyce and Jim Lavene) The Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade series looks fantastic and when I read Murder Fir Christmas, I learned of this series and I can not wait to dive in! There are already 4 books in the series with the 4th one Sweet Pepper Hero due out on January 5th!
I will share a bit about each book here and tell me if it doesn't make you want to run right out and read them! I love the covers too! Starting with the newest one out tomorrow..."Old rivalries heat up in the fourth Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade mystery from the national bestselling author of "In Hot Water." Fire chief Stella Griffin has been put in charge of judging the annual recipe contest, but Eric her resident ghost and true culinary genius has vanished. Before she can track down his latest haunt, she s called in to investigate a local moonshine distillery that was set ablaze, making her realize there s more than pies and cakes cooking in Sweet Pepper. As rumors of a revived whiskey war ignite, Stella turns to the town s elders to help her find answers. The past might have some clues as to what has sparked the present fires. But when following a lead lands her in buried rubble, Stella realizes she must extinguish this case fast or she might be going down in flames." Click here for how to order with free shipping"
"Set in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, J. J. Cook's thrilling new mystery series features Fire Chief Stella Griffin, who solves crime with the help of her predecessor, who just happens to be a ghost... "NO MATCH FOR MURDER After knocking the lights out of her boyfriend when she catches him cheating on her, Chicago fire fighter Stella Griffin hops on her Harley and heads for Sweet Pepper, Tennessee, where she ends up becoming the small town's fire chief. When her dear friend Tory Lambert dies after her gingerbread-style house is set ablaze, Stella suspects arson and foul play. As Stella investigates, she gets help from a most unlikely source--the ghost of Eric Gamlyn, Sweet Pepper's old fire chief. And if that isn't enough to rattle her, attractive police officer John Trump seems to have taken an interest in her. But Stella's got to stay focused if she hopes to smoke out a killer before her own life is extinguished. INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES! Click here to learn more about how to order
"Welcome to Sweet Pepper, Tennessee. Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, it s home to the hottest and sweetest peppers in the world as well as at least one ghost and a hotbed of secrets " GETTING WARMER Fire Chief Stella Griffin is working to solve the mysterious death of her predecessor, Eric Gamlyn who also haunts her cabin. Yet the more she learns, the more burning questions she must answer. Just as Stella thinks she has a lead from Deputy Chum, someone snuffs her hopes and the lawman. Adding fuel to the fire, Stella s parents soon arrive with her ex-boyfriend hoping to persuade her to return to Chicago. Now Stella is torn between the life she left behind and uncovering what happened to her ghostly friend. But she d better think fast or more than her investigation could go up in flames" Click here for how to order