Review: Diners, Dives and Dead Ends - Terri.L. Austin

Do you love reading the Stephanie Plum novels ?
Wanting something similar but a bit more fast-paced and aimed at the late teen/adult stage ?
Review: Diners, Dives and Dead Ends - Book #1 Rose Strickland Mysteries - Terri.L.Austin- July 2012
Omg , this was one of the funniest and most amazing light-hearted mysteries I have read , I did not want to put it down and the cover is amazing as well. I'm not normally a fan of light mysteries filled with humour etc as they tend to get a bit too silly for my liking but Terri's Diners, Dives and Dead Ends I really enjoyed. From the friends and family dynamics to the anticipation of what's going to happen next and of course what mischief Rose will find herself in. 
In Diners, Divas and Dead Ends we meet main character Rose aka Rosalyn Strickland . She is in her early to mid 20's and when she was 19, she found herself cut off from her wealthy family and left to fend for herself in the real world. Rose works as a waitress at Ma's Diner and when she isn't working , she is taking a lot of different classes at the local college to see what she wants to theoretically be when she grows up.  The story starts when Rose's friend Axton , also a rich boy now stoner turns up at the Diner asking Rose to do him a huge favour, to look after his backpack. Rose is suspicious as he doesn't go anywhere without it , but as the good friend she doesn't ask questions. Then Rose gets worried about Axton as he doesn't turn up the next day or the next. But it seems , that Rose is not the only guy looking for Axton as she is being stalked by a guy she nicknames BJ and Scarface. Can Rose find Axton and get to the bottom of what is going on ? But what will happen when it seems that Rose is too far over her head and they are threatning her family.  Mix this tale with a dysfunctional family , a variety of awesome and out-there friends, a group of IT nerds and you have an awesome and enjoyable mystery for all. I look forward to reading more of Terri. Austin's work and will have to check out Book #2.



  1. Paula, thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Is this a Christian fiction book?

    1. Nope , this is a Humourous Light-Hearted, Cozy Mystery novel.


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