Sweet Pepper, Tennessee, has the world’s hottest and sweetest peppers—as well as a ghost that cooks and a fire chief who fights crime…
SPARK OF INTEREST
Stella Griffin should be bubbling over with joy now that she’s the full-time fire chief of Sweet Pepper, except trouble is brewing on her doorstep. An angry resident has purchased her cabin, and—with a bulldozer in tow—is ready to tear it down. But as Stella worries over the fate of her home and Eric, her ghostly roommate, there’s soon an even greater cause for alarm.
A suspicious house fire in the pricey Sunset Beach community at Sweet Pepper Lake claims the life of ex-state representative Barney Falk. The nature of the death has Stella feeling out of her depth, so she teams up with the state’s arson investigator. Moving full steam ahead with the case, they must smoke out a killer before the firebug strikes again…
About the Author
J. J. Cook is a pseudonym for a married couple who writes mysteries, mostly set in the South, with a touch of paranormal and romance. In Hot Water is the third Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade novel. As J. J. Cook, they also write the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck mysteries.
“A master at cliffhangers.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques
Praise for Playing with Fire
“Enough twists and turns in the plot to keep readers guessing until the end.”—Debbie’s Book Bag
“[This] series is fast-paced, and as exciting as a July Fourth fireworks show!”—MyShelf.com