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Burnt Ends

Burnt Ends

By Laura Wetsel
Categories: Fiction, Private Investigators, Women Sleuths, Traditional British, Suspense
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744311211, 320 pages, September 2024
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744311235, 320 pages, September 2024
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744311242, 472 pages, September 2024
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744311259, September 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-09-24
Expected to ship: 2024-09-24

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A private investigator suspects her uncle of killing her father and stealing his barbeque drive-in empire, but her hunt for the truth and for revenge takes a sinister turn when her uncle is murdered, and she becomes the prime suspect.


Murder is juicier with a side of barbecue sauce.

Private Investigator Tori Swenson gets a strange accidental death case that looks like murder at one of her uncle’s drive-ins and decides it’s time to get revenge on her estranged family. Pretending to want a reunion, she appears at her uncle’s party to secretly investigate them. When her uncle suddenly dies, Tori’s case takes a sinister turn that makes her a suspect in her uncle’s death and the killer’s next target. To uncover who dethroned the barbecue king, Tori will have to face her own fiery demons while pursuing a killer who wants to make dead meat out of her.

For fans of Knives Out and the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.


“Fire up the grill! Laura Wetsel serves up a delicious debut of grills, thrills, and chills.” —Riley Adams, author of the Memphis Barbeque Series

“Jessica Jones meets Succession with a side of coleslaw, this is the kind of book you want to sink your teeth into and not let go. Laura Wetsel bursts onto the scene with a mouthwatering mystery that will have readers begging for more.” —Moriah Richard, Writer’s Digest

“Charred and bloody to perfection, Laura Wetsel’s Burnt Ends is smoking hot!” —Jamie Stachowski, Meat America

“Something’s rotten in Kansas City as one brother is murdered, and the other becomes the king of midwestern barbeque. Laura Wetsel has constructed a mystery that sizzles with fiery heat from start to finish. The reader will not be able to put this book down.” —Richard Begam, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison