Guest Post: Christine Wenger author of Do or Diner

17 Aug


Do or Diner

Do or Diner

It is my pleasure to welcome Christine Wenger, author of a new mystery Do or Diner.  Sounds like a delicious read. I can’t wait to check it out.

Do or Diner by Christine Wenger

Summary from the author’s website:

When Trixie Matkowski agrees to take over her aunt’s diner, she pictures lakeside views and delicious comfort food in the small town where she spent summers as a child. But the sweet scene turns sour when someone puts murder on the menu?

Trixie is in need of a fresh start away from her cheating ex-husband, but she may be biting off more than she can chew when she moves to upstate New York to run her family’s famed Silver Bullet Diner. Not only is she caught off guard by the small town’s resident heartthrob, Deputy Ty Brisco, but her first health inspection turns into a nightmare?when the inspector keels over in his Blue Plate Special.

It seems someone made a deadly addition to an old family recipe, and Trixie is determined to find out whodunit. But between serving up orders and sniffing out clues, she’d better watch her back—or her next meal might be her last.

Includes recipes!




What is comfort food?  I haven’t consulted a dictionary, but I’ll take a fork stab at the definition: food that comforts.

Brilliant, huh?

My mother was the best cook in the world.  Her buffets for special events of ours (first communions, graduations, pre- and post-wedding parties, and birthday parties) are legendary.

Mom could really cook, and she knew just what us kids and our friends needed.  Is there anything more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup on a snowy day?  Or how about homemade chicken soup?

Macaroni and cheese reminds me of Friday night dinners.  Bacon and eggs and toast remind me of Sunday morning breakfasts.  There was baked chicken most every Sunday for dinner.

The rest of the week was filled with dishes like: spaghetti and meatballs, roast beef and mashed potatoes, roast pork or pork chops, meatloaf, potato soup or B-L-Ts.

Because I am of Polish heritage, there were pierogies (that took forever to make) fried in onions, galumpkie (cabbage rolls), and kielbasa.

The summer was time for splashing in the pool, barbecued meat on the grill and corn on the cob.  The winter was a time for soups and stews.

Comfort food.

So when I need “comfort”, I make my favorites.

Does life get any better than that?


Christine Wenger

Author of DO OR DINER,

a comfort food cozy mystery from Penguin Obsidian Books.

Thanks Christine for visiting today. If you would like to learn more about Christine and her other books visit her website.


Posted by on August 17, 2013 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Guest Post: Christine Wenger author of Do or Diner

  1. Dollycas

    August 17, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Great post!! I am so happy you are part of this tour! Thank you!!

  2. Melissa

    August 17, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Im currently reading this book – and really enjoying it! =)

  3. Christine Wenger

    August 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks so much for having me! I loved writing DO OR DINER and the recipes featured are truly from my family and friends. Best wishes to you and all the readers who love cozy mysteries.

    Chris Wenger


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