Take a bite of CRIME RIB

CrimeRib_CV.inddRemember when you were a kid and a big event like your birthday or Christmas or the last day of school seemed so far away? You waited and waited and waited — and then it was here and you could hardly believe it.

I’m in the waiting phase. CRIME RIB, the second book in my Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, will be out July 1. My author copies have arrived. The first review is in, from RT Book Reviews:

“Budewitz’s latest is deliciously appealing. A strong sense of community among the villagers creates a feel-good setting. … Erin is a spunky and tenacious heroine and a fighter who won’t let anyone bring down her business or her beloved village. Cozy mystery lovers and foodies alike will enjoy this story of good neighbors, luscious food and a bad egg (or two) who is capable of murder.”

IMGP2323You can read an excerpt and find links to online sources and western Montana bookstores  on my website. Both the paperback and the e-book can be pre-ordered now; you’ll be charged when the book ships or downloads to your e-reader. Both pre-orders and early reviews give authors a big boost. Leave a review on any online site and I’ll be grateful.

And yes, there are recipes — for a yummy steak dish, Erin’s favorite grilled chicken, a terrific summer salad, and more, including my very own S’more Sandwich Cookies!

If you’re in western Montana, join me for a killer launch party Friday, June 27, from 5-8 at Frame of Reference Gallery in Bigfork. Though it’s early, books will be available! (Thanks, Penguin!) And we’ll be celebrating in Missoula on Wednesday, July 2, from 7-9, at Fact & Fiction Books.  See you there!