Review: Fried Cal by Stella Marie Alden

Southern charm and Brooklyn sass are at it again.


After the concert, I was plannin’ on some good lovin’ but that was before the bass player plugged in his amp. I jumped onto the stage but I was too damn late. Turns out, me and Sam had front row seats to a murder. Not only that, my pal’s wife is NYPD’s prime suspect.Meanwhile, I got other investigating to do like why the hell won’t Samantha ’fess up to that plastic pee-stick in the bathroom trash.5

Suds and Sam are back at it again. This time what starts out as a simple date night in Fried Cal, written by Stella Marie Alden, ends up in murder and so much more. Alden always gives us more than one mystery in her books, but in this case it is only one mystery. This one mystery leads us into very dark waters.

I just kind of lied. There is another mystery, but it is such a small mystery it does not really rate a mention unless of course this is a crumb for the next book as Sam “solved” the mystery but did not resolve it. You will understand that more when you read it. (laugh)

Suds and Sam keep the steam hot thank goodness. I love Suds. I want a Suds. Just saying. If I was voting for a book boyfriend, I would pick Suds.

Alden keeps me coming back for more with her creativity in the writing of her mysteries. Her humor. The heat between Sam and Suds. Plus all of the craziness of the secondary characters are why I read this series. If you have not started this series yet, you could start with this one because it can be read as a standalone. Stop by Suds and Sam for heat, laughs, oh and they have really cute cat too.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.



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Further Details:
Publisher: 979-8646539213, 20 May 2020
Series: Suds and Sam Series #5
Pages: 217
Settings: Brooklyn, NY, US and Dubai, India
Sex: Rated R

4Bio and/or Synopsis are from Goodreads.
5Bio and/or Synopsis are from Amazon.
Photo credit: Book cover is from Goodreads.


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