Friday, September 21, 2018

Mango Margaritas and The Trouble with the Truth

Kathy Krevat joins us today on Drinks with Reads to celebrate her book, In Trouble with the Truth with a mango margarita. Kathy knows how to pick fun topics for her books. Her first series, the Chocolate Covered Mysteries (written under the name Kathy Aarons) were a delight. And her new series is such a fun concept for cat lovers. Let's dig in...

In the Gourmet Cat Mystery series, Colbie Summers, owner of the Meowio Batali Gourmet Cat Food Company, loves the margaritas at Pico’s Restaurant, set in the fictional town of Sunnyside, California.

In THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH, Colbie is tryingto balance her hectic family life with her growing business. But when a Sunnyside resident is found dead in his garage, she takes on a new role: harboring a suspected killer.
The eighteen-year-old murder suspect, a former foster kid and Colbie’s part-time chef, had a powerful motive to snuff out the high-profile businessman. The real question is, who didn’t? Sifting through the victim’s sordid history unearths a cat’s cradle of crimes, including money laundering and abuse. Now, to clear an innocent girl’s name, Colbie must sniff out the truth before a killer who smells trouble goes on the attack again.

Colbie and her best friends Lani Nakano and Detective Norma Chiron celebrate Margarita Wednesdays at Pico’s where they discuss family, friends and the latest murder mystery in Sunnyside. 

Here’s a recipe of one of their favorites: Mango Margaritas.

1 cup of ice
2/3 cup of diced frozen mango
1-1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
2 TB agave or simple syrup
Lime juice squeezed from half a lime 

Blend it all in together until smooth and serve immediately.

Kathy Krevat is the author of the Gourmet Cat Mystery series by Kensington/Lyrical and the Chocolate Covered Mystery series by Berkley Prime Crime. She’s also president of the board of Partners in Crime – the San Diego chapter of Sisters in Crime; president of the board of Playwrights Project, a nonprofit that teaches literacy through playwriting; and an advisor to the CCA Writers’ Conference, the only free writing conference for high school students in the US. Find her at www.kathykrevat.comor on Facebook or Twitter.