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Murder with Macaroni and Cheese
by A. L. Herbert


Overview - Mahalia s Sweet Tea is known for serving the best soul food in Prince George s County, Maryland. But owner Halia also likes to indulge in some a la carte detective work. Can she solve the murder of a former mean girl when a high school reunion takes a deadly turn?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Mahalia s Sweet Tea is known for serving the best soul food in Prince George s County, Maryland. But owner Halia also likes to indulge in some a la carte detective work. Can she solve the murder of a former mean girl when a high school reunion takes a deadly turn?
When the organizing committee for her upcoming high school reunion desperately needs a caterer, Halia agrees to help out. Soon she s serving up her signature macaroni and cheese and famous chicken wings to a host of appreciative ex-classmates. Some folks have blossomed since graduation. Others, like manipulative Raynell Rollins, currently married to a former football star, haven t changed nearly enough.
When Raynell is found dead the morning after the reunion, the roll call of possible suspects could fill the school gymnasium. Extra-marital affairs, mega-church scandals and sports secrets Raynell had her perfectly manicured hand in a lot of sticky situations. With her cousin Wavonne s bungling assistance and a helping of unwelcome dating advice from her mother, Celia Halia is on course to track down the killer, before she becomes the alumna most likely to meet an untimely end
Features delicious recipes from Mahalia s Sweet Tea, including Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie and Chocolate Marshmallow Cake "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781617731761
  • ISBN-10: 1617731765
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 288

Series: Mahalia Watkins Mystery #1

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General
Books > Fiction > African American - Mystery & Detective

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sweet-tart and wickedly wholesome as the heroine’s fresh citrus margaritas, Hubert’s second book follows the surefire recipe of the series opener, 2015’s Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles. The menu’s sure to include mayhem when 40-something Halia Watkins, proprietor of Mahalia’s Sweet Tea in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, agrees to cater her high school reunion, despite nightmare memories of organizer Raynell Rollins. Now a rich realtor, Raynell has a fatal fall post-reunion. The cops call the death accidental, but folks with motive to kill abound. Cue bighearted Halia to suss out the murderer, “helped” by her hilarious trash-talking young cousin, Wavonne, who mainly sleuths Raynell’s closets for designer duds. Hubert’s African-American cast and culture offer refreshing spins on the default white tropes of cozy fiction. Instead of a jumble sale at the rectory, there’s a high-end charity auction at the Rebirth megachurch. Diet-busting recipes punctuate the action. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider/ICM Partners. (Sept.)

 
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