Here Today, Gone Tamale:

Book 1 in the A Taste of Texas Mystery Series


In this all-new culinary cozy mystery series, 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...

The Good, The Bad, The Guacamole:​

Book 2 in the A Taste of Texas Mystery Series

Tex-Mex waitress and part-time reporter Josie Callahan serves up some home-style justice in this spicy mystery from the author of Here Today, Gone Tamale.

Business continues to boom in Broken Boot as tourists pour into town for the annual Homestead Days celebration. Opening the festivities at Two Boots Dance Hall is smooth-talking country singer Jeff Clark, who just happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Patti Lopez, Josie’s best friend. When the charming Clark woos Patti onto the stage during his concert in an attempt to rekindle some sparks with his old flame, Josie fears her friend will end up just one more notch on the singer’s guitar strap.

To impress her editor at the Broken Boot Bugle, Josie and her Chihuahua Lenny pursue the up and coming singer to Patti’s house, hoping for an interview. Instead of an exclusive, they discover Clark face down in a bowl of guacamole with a bloodied guitar at his side. With Patti suddenly a murder suspect, Josie must use her reporter skills to find out who had a chip on their shoulder--before the killer double-dips...

Rebecca Adler

 Taste of Texas Mysteries