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Book Review: Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman

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Liver Let Die is an entertaining, wickedly hilarious and thoroughly addictive debut from first time scribe Liz Lipperman.

Jordan McAllister is a feisty narrator who pops off the page delivering Lipperman’s well sketched dialogue in 4D.  Lipperman added her own brand of sass, grit and flavor to the overcooked culinary genre and struck platinum with her Clueless Cook Mystery series. Finally, a new writer who adds her own spicy style and writes with her own distinctive flair without rehashing, rebooting, and rehabbing what was written before.  Yes, there are many good writers on the shelves, but storytellers are a rare breed and should be celebrated.  Therefore, Lipperman gets a party akin to New Year’s Eve!

The Ranchero Texas setting is scrumptious, and the small town essence adds to the authenticity of Jordan’s orbit.  Jordan McAllister has aspirations of being a sports columnist, but is handed a temporary position as a food critic.  Jordan’s editor, Dwayne Egan, offers her the opportunity of penning Kitchen Kupboard, the weekly column in the Ranchero Globe, while the culinary reporter, Loretta Mosley, is recuperating in rehab after a fall that injures both hip and right arm.  The thing is, Jordan doesn’t know anything about food but knows she is fed up with dining on bologna sandwiches a few nights a week.  Jordan knows filling in for Loretta is one step closer to reaching her dream of being a sports writer – not to mention getting her grub on. 

Jordan’s first assignment is reviewing the new steakhouse, Longhorn Prime Rib, on the outskirts of town.  When the waiter, J.T.,  suggests she order the foie gras she decides to order the delicacy.  When it arrives, she inquires as to what exactly it is she ordered.  When J.T. informs her she ordered fatty duck liver, Jordan does the right thing and tosses the meal into her friend Rosie’s purse.  Thus, ruining the handbag.

When J.T.’s body is discovered outside her home, with her name and number in his pocket, she becomes the prime suspect.  Jordan knows it is time to use her journalism skills to get to the bottom of this before her goose is cooked!

Liver Let Die is supported by excellent dialogue, a skillfully plotted mystery and an assortment of well-drawn characters that make for a spectacular reading experience.

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About Diane Morasco

Diane Morasco is a triple fusion ethnically – vanilla, caramel and chocolate – and creatively – designer, media proprietor and writer. Ms. Morasco was born in the juicy apple and with a panoramic view of the Hudson River still calls the city home. She is the Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and Publisher of J Fox Ink™ (JFI), Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer of Diane Morasco Enterprises™ (DME), which is the parent company of Morasco Media™ (MM), and The Book Resort™ (TBR). Ms. Morasco first cut her teeth interviewing the immensely talented cast members of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Sons of Anarchy, as well as Kurt Sutter himself. She counts Ron Howard, Eddie McClintock and the Sons of Anarchy cast and team members for inspiring her to spread her wings into the film and television arena. She is the former Editor-in-Chief for Alwayz Therro Magazine, former reviewer for RT Book Review and still guest scribbles as her schedule permits for Blogcritics, Examiner, The New York Review of Books, and a sundry of periodicals. Ms. Morasco has a genuine fervor for animals, butter cream cupcakes, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Elementary, Castle, Major Crimes, Grimm, the beach, cinnamon gum, music, movies, shooting pool, hiking, Italy, HSN, QVC, and curling up near the ocean with a gripping novel !