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Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles (A Mahalia Watkins Mystery #1) (Paperback)

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Welcome to Mahalia's Sweet Tea--the finest soul food restaurant in Prince George's County, Maryland. In between preparing her famous cornbread and mashed potatoes so creamy "they'll make you want to slap your Momma," owner Halia Watkins is about to dip her spoon into a grisly mystery. . .

Halia Watkins has her hands full cooking, hosting, and keeping her boisterous young cousin, Wavonne, from getting too sassy with customers. Having fast-talking entrepreneur Marcus Rand turn up in her kitchen is annoying enough when he's alive--but finding his dead body face-down on her ceramic tile after hours is much worse.

Marcus had his enemies, and the cast iron frying pan beside his corpse suggests that at last, his shady business deals went too far. Halia is desperate to keep Sweet Tea's name out of the sordid spotlight but her efforts only make Wavonne a prime suspect. Now Halia will have to serve up the real villain--before the killer returns for a second helping. . .

Features delicious recipes from Mahalia's Sweet Tea, including Sour Cream Corn Bread and Sweet Corn Casserole!

About the Author

A.L. Herbert grew up in both Prince George’s County and Charles County, Maryland. A.L. is currently working on the next Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery and more delicious comfort food recipes. Readers can e-mail the author at And please visit and

Praise For…

“Soul food and sassy characters combine in this series debut for a feast that will satisfy the appetites of readers.” -- Library Journal

“Foodies will welcome Herbert’s amusing debut, the first in a new cozy series complete with recipes.  The authentic local history seamlessly woven into the story sets the book apart from most light mysteries.” --Publishers Weekly

“This first in a planned series, complete with recipes, is funny and refreshingly straightforward.” --Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781617731747
ISBN-10: 1617731749
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: A Mahalia Watkins Mystery