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Death On Eat Street

Zoe Chase always wanted to own her own restaurant but first, she'll have to serve up a heaping helping of meals on wheels, with a side of mystery.

When she's once again passed over for a promotion at work, Zoe decides to take the big leap and go for her dream. She quits, gives up her fancy digs, and buys a fixer-upper diner in a shady part of town. To keep above water during the renovation, she buys a used food truck to serve the downtown and waterfront of Mobile, Alabama.

Zoe starts to dish out classic Southern food but her specialty is her deep-fried biscuit bowls that blow traditional bread bowls away.

After a promising start, things start to go downhill faster than a food truck without brakes. First, someone tries to rob the cash register. Next, Zoe is threatened by the owner of a competing food truck for taking their spot. And when the owner ends up dead inside Zoe's rolling restaurant, Zoe and her sole employee, Ollie, find themselves hopping out of the frying pan into the fryer. They need to find the real killer, before both of them get burned.


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"This is the first in a new series and has brought wonderful new characters, a great mystery, and interesting recipe ideas. I am already a fan of JJ Cook's other series, Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mysteries, and this series should prove to be just as enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next book in the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery series." ~Linda K.

"Competition is tough between Food Trucks but when owner of one starts finding bodies and getting threaten herself, its a whole another story. With an overbearing mother, an ex that won't give up, budding romances and a missing recipe all add up to amazing read. If you haven't pre-ordered this first in new series that hits the shelves April 1st, you will be missing out on a fun book." ~ Becky Prazak

"I have wanted to read this book since I first saw the cover of it online. Add the fact that it's written by J. J. Cook, a.k.a. Joyce and Jim Lavene, and I just knew it was going to be great. I was right! The action starts off very soon into the book and just keeps going. DEATH ON EAT STREET is the perfect book to kick start the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery series. It has insured this will be a series that will continue for many years to come!"  ~ Lisa K. Reviews

"Death On Eat Street is the first book in the A Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery series from this great story telling duo. A fun new series with a cast of enjoyable, fun characters." ~ Fred Yoder

"This was great book! I enjoyed every minute of it. Zoe is a very likeable character with a crazy hilarious cat. I also enjoyed the food truck setting. Already looking forward to the next book!" ~ Dawn Frazier

"After leaving her loan officer job Zoe moves back to Mobile, hoping to earn enough money to keep herself out of the poor house as she decides to open a food truck. A food truck specializing in southern food, focusing mainly on biscuits. When another food truck owner is found dead in Zoe's truck, she of course feels the need to solve the murder. J.J. Cook is the pseudonym of husband-and-wife team Jim and Joyce Lavene. if you haven't read their books may I suggest that you pick up one and read it."  ~ Tess