I just finished another great book by Joanne Pence in her Angie Amalfi mystery series. It is titled Red Hot Murder, and I found it to be a very entertaining book.
Angie Amalfi is a gourmet cook in San Francisco, recently engaged to Homicide Inspector, Paavo Smith. Paavo is making a trip to the small town of Jackpot, Arizona, to help a friend investigate the murder of one of the locals. Angie accompanies him, excited over the thought of getting away for a while with her fiance and also hopeful that she may find Jackpot to be the perfect locale for their wedding. Things really heat up upon their arrival. There is more than one murder to deal with, and Jackpot has some secrets that do not want to become known. Angie and Paavo get into the thick of things, as they usually do.
I really enjoyed this novel. The descriptions of the desert and the small town made me feel like I was there, experiencing all of Angie and Paavo's adventures right along with them. There were also some very funny moments in the book where I found myself chuckling out loud.
Red Hot Murder is a 334 page paperback book with a few recipes at the end along with some excerpts from other Angie Amalfi mysteries.
I am definitely enjoying the Angie Amalfi series by Joanne Pence, and this book was no exception.