Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Beef Stolen-Off (A Clueless Cook Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – July 3, 2012
|New from||Used from|
In the Barren Ground
Rookie cop Tana Larsson must track a killer—but can she survive the wild and frozen dark? Learn More
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
“Jordan McAllister heads up an appealing cast of characters in the fun, new Clueless Cook series from Liz Lipperman.”—Misa Ramirez, author of the Lola Mysteries
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
I don't do synopsis--you can get that from the blurb above. And, unlike many series, you don't actually have to read the first one to enjoy this second book (but I do highly recommend you do).
It is obvious that Liz Lipperman lives in Texas. Her scene descriptions, dialogue cadence, and legal references ring true. Though Ranchero may be a fictional town, the setting is not. Anyone who has ever been to North Texas recognizes the towns and the people. I like that in a Texas book.
Her characters are amazing. Too many mystery authors forget the importance of the supporting cast, as it were. But in order to keep a series fresh, those secondary characters are important. Rosie, Ray, Victor and the rest of the apartment crew, as well as the newspaper employees, assorted family members (some by reference only), and the obligatory love interest make Jordan's life real and make the reader care. The additional "this book only" characters are equally well developed and true to their Texas equivalents.
And, of course, you have to consider the actual mystery when reading any cozy. Like most cozies, the solution to the whodunit is not particularly difficult. But it is the getting to the solution that marks a good mystery. And Lipperman takes the reader on a lively path before revealing all.
In addition to the Cattleman's Ball, the reader is treated to big Texas ranches, larger than life cattlemen, and good old Texas bbq.Read more ›
As Jordan tries to attend the Memorial, she begins to learn more questions about the death than answers, especially when her youngest brother suddenly appears and even more shockingly, her boyfriend, Alex makes an unscheduled (but dreamed of,) appearance. What is going on?
Delicious recipes accompanying this novel and yes, we have tried the "Beef Stroganoff", and "Sandy's Almond Balls." Seriously yummy dinner.
I can't wait to see what adventures Jordan and friends get into next...
Jordan soon finds her helping her brother, Danny, investigate cattle rustling in the area - something that the murder victium was supposedly a part of. Can they solve both the murder and the rustling?
I really enjoyed this second installment of Liz Lipperman's series, once again she did an amazing job of weaving the main plot with the subplots - keeping me guessing with every chapter. Liz dropped clues throughout the whole novel, but not enough to give away the ending - which to me makes a great mystery. The reader should have an idea of whodunit, but not be convinced.
Again the residents of Empire Apartments helped Jordan solve the mystery, with all of their characters developing more - I love them all!
The only flaw, more of a pet peeve, I had with this book was the lack of consistency in the timeline - but only when referring to what happened to Jordan in the first book. Sometimes it was referred to as a few weeks ago, then several months ago, etc - no consistency, but it wasn't important to the plot, so no star lost. It's just a minor annoyance.
*Review Disclaimer* This review reflects my honest personal opinion of this work, and was written to help others who have the same tastes as mine. That being said, everyone has their own opinions and there will be disagreements -- so please show my opinion respect, as I show your opinion respect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My house is getting dustier and laundry is piling up! But I am so enjoying getting lost in this series. Thanks Liz!!Published 22 months ago by Cathy Chirpas
This series is funny, has a great set of characters, and good mysteries. I really enjoy them.Published 23 months ago by AJS
This is the second book in a series that is just for me, or anyone loves food but cant cook. In thkis book, you will find new friendships being formed, great recipes, sibling... Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by SueR
Liz Lipperman does it again. Her stories are so interesting - humorous, too. I'm a newly acquired fan of her books and hope that she continues to write others just as good as... Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by My Three Cents
I liked reading it but I did get irritated with all her books that she didn't figure things out very soon and often didn't tell someone important information.Published on June 30, 2013 by marge hutchinson
Jordan McAllister aspires to be a sports reporter, but she's been making her living writing personal ads. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by mychellem
I really enjoyed this book by Liz Lipperman. Appealing heroine and supporting cast with deft dash of romantic interest and receipes. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by K. N. Cornwell