Everyone in Prince George County, Maryland, is excited about Monique
Dupree and her Unique Chic Hair Convention coming to town. After all,
Monique and her products are the hottest thing in hair care. Halia
Watkins, owner of Mahalia's Sweet Tea, has never heard of Monique,
but her cousin, Wavonne, and their hairstylist and owner of Illusions
salon, Latasha have, and they want Halia to provide refreshments from
her restaurant for Monique's appearance. Unfortunately, not everyone
is a fan of Monique and the hair care queen is soon found dead after a
party at her home. Who wanted Monique dead?
MURDER WITH COLLARD GREENS
AND HOT SAUCE is the third book in the Mahalia Watkins Soul Food mystery series but
can easily be read on its own merits. A.L. Herbert provides enough
information on the ongoing characters and their relationships for a new
reader to jump right in and enjoy the storyline. And oh boy, what a fun
storyline it is!
I love Wavonne! She's outrageous, over the top, and sometimes
downright tacky, and yet I can't help but like her. Halia is the hard
worker, the serious and sensible one, but Wavonne is just pure fun.
Admittedly, in real life, I'd probably be great friends with Halia and
annoyed as heck by Wavonne and her antics, but in reading MURDER WITH COLLARD GREENS AND
HOT SAUCE, it is Wavonne who keeps me laughing. I won't reveal
spoilers but oh my, some of the comments about clothing are
MURDER WITH COLLARD GREENS
AND HOT SAUCE is just downright fun to read! A.L. Herbert eases
readers into the murder, letting readers not only meet but start to like
Monique first. Halia's recipes sound absolutely scrumptious, and I can't
wait to visit Mahalia's Sweet Tea again soon!
Mahalia’s Sweet Tea boasts the most flavorful soul food
in all of Prince George’s County, Maryland. But as events at
the beauty industry’s leading trade show turnugly,
owner Halia Watkins needs to bite into an unsavory new item
on the menu—murder!
When the chicest hair convention of the year gets cooking in
town, so does business at Mahalia’s Sweet Tea. Halia can
barely handle the influx of customers looking to satisfy
their appetites after spending the day surrounded by
outrageous runway styles. As buzz builds around beauty mogul
and pop culture icon Monique Dupree, collard greens start
moving out of the kitchen faster than models strutting down
the catwalk . . .
But the glitz fades the moment Monique is found shot to
death. Turns out, the glamorous entrepreneur’s vanity empire
was stained by bitter rivalries, explosive affairs, and
backstabbers scheming for fame and fortune. With more
suspects than ingredients listed on a bottle of deep
conditioner, Halia and her cousin Wavonne rush to discover
who pulled the trigger—before the conniving culprit dishes
another deadly surprise . . .