Cooked to Death, Volume V: Restaurant in Peace is a mystery anthology of short stories from Minnesota authors. Each story features a restaurant and a delicious recipe.
My entry is titled “Killer Tacos.” The restaurant I featured is Chill Aqui in Owatonna MN. It’s run by the wonderful de la Rosa family. The fish tacos blew me away! Amazing.The subtle flavors, perfectly fried cod, spicy-sweet crema, and fresh garnish–mmm! And tacos can’t be great unless the tacos are fresh and homemade. Chill Aqui serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, they offer coffee, lattes, mochas, smoothies, and a delicious assortment of pastries. Other dishes I highly recommend are the molletes, quesadillas, chilaquiles, and fresh guacamole with homemade tortilla chips.
Contributing Authors to the anthology include David Housewright, Joel Arnold, M E Bakos, and Jason Lee Willis. The stories range from dark murder mysteries to light-hearted cozies. “Killer Tacos” is in a cozy style. Writing a cozy was new for me and much different from writing my Matt Lanier novels–Straight River and Castle Danger.
So, buy your copy of Cooked to Death, Volume V: Restaurant in Peace, and enjoy sampling some of the best of Minnesota mystery prose. I’ll have copies available at future appearances and will be happy to sign your copy.
And so you know you’re helping a good cause, part of the proceeds from book sales goes to the Minnesota Farmers Market Association. This organization promotes local sustainable organic agriculture in our beautiful state.