Thursday, January 8, 2015

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Diners, Drive-Ins and Death by Christine Wegner

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Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Death by Christine Wenger.  Please leave a comment or question for Christine to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a print copy of her book, by leaving a comment with your email address below.  You can also follow the rest of her tour by clicking on the banner above.  My review will be posted ASAP.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Death
By Christine Wenger
Comfort Food, Book 3

Publisher:  Signet
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ISBN:  978-0451415103

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

About the book: 

For Sandy Harbor’s tastiest comfort food, venture to the Silver Bullet Diner. But head next door to the new drive-in theater if you have an appetite for murder….

Trixie Matkowski has a tall order to fill this fall. Aside from dishing out delicious fare at the Silver Bullet during peak fishing season, she’s helping her friend—Antoinette Chloe Brown, or ACB for short—open a drive-in movie theater in the vacant lot beside her diner. It’s just the thing to take ACB’s mind off Nick, her missing biker beau.

But their plans are fried after Nick’s body is discovered during the groundbreaking for the drive-in. And when the police connect the murder weapon to ACB, she becomes the prime suspect in eighty-sixing Nick. With the fate of her innocent friend and her business on the line, Trixie must make the guilty party pay up before someone else gets stiffed…

Includes Delicious Home-Style Recipes!

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About This Author
I have worked in the criminal justice field for more years than I care to remember! It seems like I was forever going to school while I was working full time, but in the end, I received a dual master’s degree in Probation and Parole Studies and Sociology from Fordham University.
Unfortunately, the knowledge gained from way too many years in night school, didn’t prepare me for what I love to do the most – writing cozy mysteries.


The year 2013 began my series of “comfort food” cozies  which are set in a small-town 1950’s diner: the Silver Bullet (open 24 hours, air conditioned).  The Silver Bullet sits on the shore of Lake Ontario and many colorful characters, including the owner of the diner, Trixie Matkowski, live in Sandy Harbor or are just visiting.

The first book, DO OR DINER, from Penguin/Obsidian books was released in August, 2013.  Another followed, A SECOND HELPING OF MURDER, in April, 2014, and a third, DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DEATH, is scheduled for January, 2015.  I’d like to continue with this series for as long as readers keep reading about sleuthing Trixie Matkowski’s way.


I enjoy watching professional bull riding and rodeo with my favorite cowboy, my husband Jim. We put on our cowboy regalia (I look horrible in a cowboy hat!) and have traveled to events in Las Vegas, Florida, Connecticut, and other states.

Of course I have to do research for my comfort food diner series.  That takes me to diners all over the U.S. and Canada (and maybe Europe and Asia!) for meals.  It’s a tough job, but I just have to do it!
Best wishes to you, and I hope you smile when you read my books!

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  1. the book looks really good. i will have to add it to my TBR pile

  2. I love comfort food cozies!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  3. Sounds like a great cozy.


  4. Hi everyone! And many thanks to the QUEEN for hosting me! I can't wait to read her review! I loved writing this book. Trixie, my heroine, and the gang in Sandy Harbor are such fun.

    Any questions for me? I have to dash out, but I'll be back here for sure!

    Chris Wenger, author of DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DEATH

  5. This cozy is delightful and so appealing since I love diners, the food and the setting. Best wishes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. What a lovely feature and giveaway which would be very enjoyable. The author is talented and creative. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. Love this series and can't wait to read is book.

  8. This sounds like an interesting read. I've been seeing a lot of books with food being the theme. Thanks for sharing :)
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  9. It sounds like a fun book. I really enjoy cozy mysteries. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  10. Hi Readers!! I'm back after a long day of running around, but had a nice prime rib meal at a steak house. I am just getting ready to watch BIG BANG and then will do some writing after.

    Have a wonderful night! And I hope tomorrow is much warmer than today!


  11. Congratulations Christine on your current release! Oh how I want to read this series! Thank you Maria for a chance to win.

  12. Diners, Drive-Ins and Death sounds delightful! Another book I'll have to read! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  13. Looks like a good book.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

  14. a definite 'must-read' for me!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  15. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I love old diners. Makes me think of going out to eat with my family when growing up. Perfect theme for a cozy.