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Here Today, Gone Tamale
Rebecca Adler

Taste of Texas #1
Berkley Prime Crime
December 2015
On Sale: December 1, 2015
Featuring: Josie Callahan
304 pages
ISBN: 0425275914
EAN: 9780425275917
Kindle: B00SI0B89Q
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Reporter turned Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan is about to go from serving queso to solving cases…

After losing her newspaper job in Austin and having her former fiancé unfriend her on Facebook, Josie Callahan scoops up her Chihuahua, Lenny, and slinks back to Broken Boot, Texas. Maybe working as head waitress at Milagro— her aunt and uncle’s Tex-Mex restaurant—isn’t exactly living the dream, but it is a fresh start.

And business is booming as tourists pour into Broken Boot for its famous Wild West Festival. But when a local jewelry designer is found strangled outside Milagro after a tamale-making party, Josie’s reporter instincts kick in. As suspects pile up and alibis crack faster than taco shells, Josie needs to wrap up this case tighter than her tía’s tortillas—before another victim calls for the check…


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40 comments posted.

Re: Here Today, Gone Tamale

I am living in Minnesota waiting for the snow to come and I am
really homesick now. I have been to this area so many times as
a kid and have taken my kids and grandkids to this area. I am
from Monahans. We used to say Chili Today and Hot Tamale. Best
to you on your book.
(Leona Olson 1:43pm November 30, 2015)

I loved reading about a Tamalada. Had not heard that term
before and it sounds so wonderfully fun, and homey.
G. Bisbjerg 1:59pm November 30, 2015)

This sounds like a fun read!
Tamara Blackwell 2:12pm November 30, 2015)

I want to read this, sounds good
Jeri Dickinson 2:23pm November 30, 2015)

I would be totally thrilled to win this book. It sounds wonderful. Happy holidays! Cindy
Cindy Davenport 2:31pm November 30, 2015)

I think this books sounds like some fun reading. Thanks for
the giveaway.
Joan Varner 2:34pm November 30, 2015)

Sounds like a book to read more than once.
MaryEllen Hanneman 3:31pm November 30, 2015)

What a lovely interview. This book sounds delightful.
Sharon Berger 4:24pm November 30, 2015)

Sounds like a wonderful book!
Nancy Ludvik 5:31pm November 30, 2015)

The Tamalada sounds like when my granddaughters and I get together and make our Christmas cookies and candy . We have a lot of fun every year doing this together and get a few hugs in also . I hope to read this book soon , it sounds like a really fun one.
Joan Thrasher 5:47pm November 30, 2015)

Sounds great!
Julie Wingate 6:37pm November 30, 2015)

G--it is a lot of fun, and Joan your Christmas goodies get
together sounds very similar and just as delicious! Thanks
for stopping by! Good luck!
Kym Roberts 7:05pm November 30, 2015)

I love the sound of this book. It could be because I live in
Texas. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Cynthia Cook 10:16pm November 30, 2015)

This sounds like a really fun book.
Edward Washington 11:43pm November 30, 2015)

Nice interview
Marissa Yip-Young 6:52am December 1, 2015)

Any time there's an interview between the Author an
Kym- it boils down to one thing - FUN!! As soon as I
read the title to your book, I knew it was going to be
a book for my TBR list, and I was right!! I love
everything about your book, and I'm looking forward to
reading it!! Congratulations on your latest book, and
have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!
Peggy Roberson 9:17am December 1, 2015)

Thank you for stopping by everyone! For those return
readers, you're the best good luck on Rebecca's giveaway-
-it is a fun read, I'm glad you liked the interview;) For
those who are new, good luck to you too, this book is a
Kym Roberts 11:47am December 1, 2015)

Sounds like just the kind of book I love. Thanks.
Shirley Cochran 3:32pm December 1, 2015)

Hi Kym,
Rebecca, I'm looking forward to reading all about Josie.
Mysteries are so much fun to read.
Susan S 4:54pm December 1, 2015)

I would love to read about Josie & Ryan! Sounds like sparks are in the air!
Lily Shah 7:01pm December 1, 2015)

i want to read this book
Ann Unger 9:24pm December 1, 2015)

(This is a re-post, I posted on another area)
I am living in Minnesota waiting for the snow to come and I
really homesick now. I have been to this area so many times
a kid and have taken my kids and grandkids to this area. I
from Monahans. We used to say Chili Today and Hot Tamale.
to you on your book.
(Leona Olson 1:43pm yesterday)
Leona Olson 9:54pm December 1, 2015)

Howdy Kym, ladies...and Edward, thank you so much for giving
my first cozy mystery such a warm welcome! Whether you're
from Texas like Cynthia, Leona and me or just love Tex-Mex, I
hope you find something to smile about inside it's pages.
Best of luck!
Rebecca Adler 11:22pm December 1, 2015)

You book sounds like the perfect read for me! Thanks for your great writing style!
Susan Patterson 12:33pm December 2, 2015)

Love the premise (and now I want a tamale too). mmm
Krypton I 1:14pm December 2, 2015)

You are a new author for me and I'd love to read your book-
--and eat some Mexican food now that you have given me the
Sue Farrell 1:21pm December 2, 2015)

I like the story line of this book, looking to read it
Jeri Dickinson 2:36pm December 2, 2015)

I just love series mysteries, I know I'll enjoy reading about Josie and all her adventures and the delicious Melican food.
Sandra Stipins 3:38pm December 2, 2015)

I would love to read this book.
Linda Riffe 3:41pm December 2, 2015)

This book sounds like a good read.
Patsy Hagen 8:42pm December 2, 2015)

Wow, folks. I hope our interview did indeed give you a
hankering for a taste of Texas. Thanks for the book love!
Rebecca Adler 10:56pm December 2, 2015)

Love this! I definitely seem to have a hankering for
something spicy now... Merry Christmas!
Kelly Braun 2:00am December 3, 2015)

Sounds like a great series. there goes the to be read pile again.
Melinda Marks 9:50am December 3, 2015)

This sounds like a great read. Thanks.
Pam Howell 11:25am December 3, 2015)

This sounds like a fun book to read. Thanks for the chance to win.
Anna Speed 11:46am December 3, 2015)

Sounds like an awesome book. You are a new author to me and I
love a chance to meet new authors. Thank you!
Denise Austin 4:06pm December 3, 2015)

I love books that include recipes.
Sharon Strickland 11:07pm December 3, 2015)

Love the title, made me giggle.
Lisa L. 7:41pm December 11, 2015)

Although I do get a hankering occasionally for Mexican
food, which I'm sure is a far cry from Tex-Mex, I
enjoyed reading your posting!! Your book sounds like
it's going to be a real hoot as well, with all of the
characters involved, and to start from the ground
floor of the series, is the best place to start!!
I've put your book on my TBR list, and just hope it's
not going to make me too hungry for anything other
than wanting to finish your book!! I love the cover
as well. Someone went all out to capture the flavor
of your story (no pun intended). Congratulations on
your latest book, and I hope it does well!! How can
it not, with such a wonderful cast of characters,
along with such a great story line?? Have a wonderful
2016 as well!!
Peggy Roberson 5:56am January 5, 2016)

I am from West Texas, and reading this makes me homesick. I
make Mexican food and always love new recipes. Yesterday, I
cooked some hamburger so I could make a taco salad today. I
have already added this to my TBR list.
Leona Olson 8:10am January 5, 2016)

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