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Fishing for Trouble

(Alaskan Diner Mystery #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Something fishy is going on at a local seafood processing plant, and Charlie Cooke is on the hook to solve the case in this new Alaskan Diner Mystery.

Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day, not to mention a surge of tourists and seasonal workers. Chef Charlie Cooke is eager for a busy yet relaxing season, but when a young man workin
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Published November 24th 2020 by Berkley Books
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Tina
This is a cozy mystery, and this is the second book in the Alaskan Dinner Mystery series. I have not read the first book in this series, but I also did not feel I was missing anything. I really love the characters, and this story was surprising suspenseful. I love the setting being in Alaskan, and the author does a great job putting in details to put the reader in Alaskan with the characters. I did find some of the pacing of this book off a little bit, but overall I really enjoyed this book. I w ...more
Juli
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I mistakenly thought this was the first book in the Alaskan Diner cozy mystery series when I requested it for review. But, this is book 2. Thankfully the author does a great job of filling in details on characters and the setting so I followed along easily despite not having read the first book yet.

I'm a sucker for any story set in Alaska...so I knew I would love this story even before I read the first chapter. In addition to the setting (which is like auto-love for me), I liked Charlie (the ma
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Linden
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlie Cooke is the owner of the Bear Claw Diner in Elkview, AK. She used to attend law school in San Francisco until she left a cheating fiancé, decided to go to culinary school, and returned to her home state. While a group of students who work summers in a local fish processing plant are waiting to eat at the Bear Claw, one of them dies. Charlie and her friends Chris and Annie are deputized by the local state trooper to help investigate the suspicious death. Was there something untoward goin ...more
Diana | Book of Secrets
Nov 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
FISHING FOR TROUBLE is the second installment in the Alaskan Diner Mystery series. Chef Charlie Cooke has recently returned to her hometown of Elkview, Alaska, to take over the family business, the Bear Claw Diner. When a young man working at a nearby fish processing plant keels over in her restaurant, Charlie is horrified — both for the victim and her diner's reputation. Charlie is a kind soul, and wants to help the man's grieving friend, so she ends up neck-deep in the investigation.

This was a
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Summer in Alaska means delicious long days of sunshine. Charlie is looking forward to a diner full of regulars and tourists. It also means seasonal workers have come from the lower 48 to rough it and earn big bucks working at the local fish processing plant. A group of these workers came into the Bear Claw diner for a bite but before they could order one of them keels over. An ambulance arrives too late to save him and a dead body in a diner is never a good thing. Knowing her
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Jan
When Charlie Cooke left law school, a career as a chef, and a supercilious ex-boyfriend to go back home to Elkview, Alaska, she knew that she'd assume the running of the family diner but not the rest of it. The trooper in town is an old family friend, her parents are on errands out of state, and something really weird happens with a young customer who works at the fish plant. He suddenly dies of mercury poisoning and another summer help from the plant goes missing. Lots of misdirection and red h ...more
Moondance
When an ambulance pulls up to the doors of a diner, it's never a good sign.

This is the second book in the Alaskan Diner series. Charlie Cook has taken over the family's diner in Elkview, Alaska. When a young man dies after collapsing in the diner, Charlie investigates to clear the diner.

I enjoyed revisiting with Charlie and the gang at the diner. I'm sure it would be catastrophic for a small business to be under the pall of death when it pertains to food. It was interesting to learn about the lo
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Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
After enjoying Mousse and Murder so much, I was really looking forward to book two. I’m pleased to report that Fishing For Trouble didn’t disappoint at all. I got to spend time with Charlie and Chris and Trooper and Benny the cat (all my faves from the first book) and visit Alaska again through the pages of a book. Combine that with a well-plotted mystery and I’m a happy camper!

The book starts off with a bang, as an ambulance carries off a young man who has just keeled over in Charlie’s Bear Cla
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Kim
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
I read Mousse and Murder, book one in An Alaskan Diner Mystery and gave it a three star rating because Logan just listed facts about Alaska instead of weaving them into the story, and none of the characters were engaging.
But since it was the first in the series and the first that I had read by Elizabeth Logan, I wanted to give book two a read, just in case it had improved. Obviously by my two star rating it hasn’t.
I really would expect better from an author that has five other series out under
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Mary Brown
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Synopsis:

Something fishy is going on at a local seafood processing plant, and Charlie Cooke is on the hook to solve the case in this new Alaskan Diner Mystery.

Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day, not to mention a surge of tourists and seasonal workers. Chef Charlie Cooke is eager for a busy yet relaxing season, but when a young man working a summer job at the local fish processing plant dies moments after walking into the Bear Claw Diner, she’s quickly
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Cozy Cat Reviews
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Alaskan Diner Mystery series. I enjoy this series setting of small town Alaskan life in the fictional town of Elkview Alaska. I have read the first in series and found this a fun series to read with a fast pace sleuth, likable charcters and the pleasing setting of Alaska. Thank you to Net Galley and to the Publisher. My review opinions are my own.

We return to the cafe run by Chef Charlie during the busy summer tourist season. I find it fascinating to learn about A
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Elizabeth Plunkett
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
The second book in the Alaskan Diner Mystery Series was just as fun as the first! This mystery has more twists than I usually expect from a cozy and it was fun to see Charlie unravel it. After finishing the book I'm craving one of the diner's famous bear claws! If you're interested in Alaska or love cooks who solve crimes this would be a perfect mystery for you! It felt fresh and I learned more about Alaska than I expected. ...more
Marlene
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Whenever someone’s ex shows up in a story, it always means drama. Not always trouble – although usually trouble – but always drama.

In romance, when an ex shows up with whom the protagonist has unfinished business, there’s the possibility of a second-chance-at-love story. But there are always other possibilities, especially in a mystery series like the Alaskan Diner series.

When Charlie’s (let’s call him emotionally abusive – as well as unfaithful) ex turns u
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Katreader
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
FISHING FOR TROUBLE by Elizabeth Logan
The Second Alaskan Diner Mystery

When a young diner collapses at the Bear Claw Diner, owner Charlotte “Charlie” Cooke is concerned. Part of a group of summer workers at the J and M Fish Processing Plant enjoying a break at the diner, Ethan's order hadn't even arrived before his collapse, so Bear Claw food wasn't to blame for his death. Still feeling partially to blame, Charlie takes his distraught female friend under her wing, but once Ethan's death is decla
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Christine
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies
This is the second book in the Alaskan diner series. Charlie runs the Bear Claw diner. A group of workers from the fish processing plant come into the diner for some food. Before any of them are served, one of the workers slumps over in his chair and is pronounced dead when the ambulance arrives. Charlie teams up with her friend Annie and local reporter, Chris to look into the death with the police's permission. I really liked this book. Charlie is fun and likeable. She is still new to sleuthing ...more
Daniele
Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
3.5 stars
FISHING FOR TROUBLE is much better than the first book in the series. There is much more of an Alaskan feel to the setting this time, and the characters are growing into their own. The mystery is interesting, if a bit repetitive.
Barb
It's summer in Elkview, Alaska, which means almost perpetual sunlight – and a busy tourist season. Charlie is grateful for the business, but when a young man dies soon after entering her diner, she is drawn into the investigation in order to protect her name and the reputation of her business.

This is the second book in this series, and I enjoyed it as much as the first book. The descriptions of the town make me feel like I'm there, and they reinforce my wish to visit Alaska soon – but definitel
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Dec 02, 2020 rated it liked it
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Fishing for Trouble
Alaskan Diner Mystery, Book #2
By Elizabeth Logan
ISBN#9780593100462
Author Website: minichino(.)com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele

Synopsis:

Something fishy is going on at a local seafood processing plant, and Charlie Cooke is on the hook to solve the case in this new Alaskan Diner Mystery.

Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day, not to mention a surge of tourists and seasonal workers. Chef Char
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Christy
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fishing for Trouble is a wonderful follow up to Mousse and Murder, the first book in An Alaskan Diner Mystery series. If you've been around my blog for a while, you know about my obsession with Alaska! It's like the last great frontier right? That pioneer spirit of my ancestors calls to me and tries to trick me into believing that living in Alaska would be life-changing. Sure it would, ancestors. I'd probably get eaten by a grizzly or lose a toe to frostbite! (Yes, I'm dramatic. I even have the ...more
Susan
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Charlie has returned to her hometown of Elkview, Alaska and taken over the family diner. She has made some serious changes to the menu and has connected with a local tour guide to be the meal stop on their way to Fairbanks and Denali National Park. As the story opens, there is a mixed group of diners present - a tour group and some seasonal employees from the local fishery. Before their order arrives, one of the student employees collapses at his table. He is taken by ambulance to the nearest me ...more
Tracy
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How far does a girl have to go to get away from her former cheater of a fiance'? You would think that returning to one's hometown and running the family diner in Alaska would be far enough, apparently, it is not. Charlotte "Charlie" Cooke, law student turned classically trained professional chef is a character whom you instantly like. Plus this story throws you right into the middle of the action with an ambulance showing up at the diner, which is never a good sign. Turns out that the kid who fe ...more
Sapphyria
Summer has arrived in Elkview, Alaska and with it comes seasonal workers at J& M Fishing, a local seafood plant. When one of those seasonal workers collapses and dies in her diner, Charlie Cooke knows she can't just leave this mystery alone. When the manner of death is revealed, Charlie also discovers another worker has disappeared. Is the missing worked involved, guilty, or another victim?

Charlie intends to find out how the death and disappearance relates to J & M Fishing, and why on earth her
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Sarah  Woodhouse
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Let me first say that I love books about Alaska. The nature, the people, everything. So, when I saw this book it was a no brainer. And I am so glad that I gave it a shot. This is my first book by Elizabeth Logan and I thought it was wonderful. Charming, has plenty of critters in it, a great mystery, and has a lot of great characters in it.

Charlie is wonderful. I love that this is based in a classic American diner. Who hasn't grown up going to some kind of diner? The food is great, the atmospher
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Kimberly
Dec 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you @netgalley for the review copy of this cozy mystery. All opinions are my own.

This is the second book in the Alaskan Diner Mystery series. I really like the quaint setting of Elkview. The Bear Claw diner serves comfort food for the locals as well as offering the perfect roadside pit stop for tourist. I wouldn’t personally try elk jerky, but I love that they provide snack packs for groups embarking on their various adventures. As with the first book, Mousse for Murder, I feel like it ga
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Nancy
Nov 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This book would have been better served by removing the unnecessary fluff and replacing it with an engaging secondary plot. The straight line from beginning to end was tedious, and with a large cast of characters, you would think Elizabeth Logan could have come up with something else, other than her parents, that was going on in the periphery.

Still trying to get her feet underneath her as the new owner of the Bear Claw Dinner in Elkview, Alaska, Charlie Cooke wasn’t expecting a customer to fall
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Mary
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd installment in the Alaskan Diner mystery series. Charlie Cooke is back home in her hometown of Elkview Alaska and has taken over the Bear Claw diner from her mother over a year ago. It is now June in Alaska and more tourists are arriving and the diner is full but at one table a young man Ethan who works at the local fishery has collapsed at his table and later dies. Charlie is worried about the diner’s reputation as well as helping out with the investigation. The state trooper wh ...more
Kathleen Gray
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charlie's first thought when Ethan, a teen, keels over in her diner, is what this will do to her business. Can't blame her really- this is Elkview, Alaska and she's dependent on tourist traffic. Turns out, though, that Ethan didn't die as a result of her cooking but he was poisoned. What does his girl friend (or girlfriend) Zoe know about it? Well, the two of them worked at the J&M fishing business. Charlie takes Zoe in and starts investigating, against the wishes of Trooper, an old family frien ...more
Jeannine
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable second in the Alaskan Diner mystery series. When a man falls ill in Charlie's diner and soon dies (BEFORE the food arrived!), she and journalist Chris are once again "deputized" by Trooper to dig into his death, especially when the autopsy shows death by mercury poisoning. Emphasis on poisoning, as in murder, not accident. The young man worked at the local fish processing plant, one of many summertime workers, with lots of non-resident suspects, not to mention a certain slimy ex ...more
Jacque
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fishing for Trouble is the second in An Alaskan Diner Mystery series, and it is rapidly becoming one of my favorites! Charlie dropped out of law school, became a chef, dumped her cheating boyfriend in San Francisco, and returned home to Elkview, Alaska, where she now runs her parents’ diner.
In this book, a group of young people, working in the local fish cannery come into the diner, but before they even get their food, one collapses and dies. Charlie and her friends once again function as unoff
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Kav
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love an Alaskan setting but Alaska in the summer? Think this is my first non-wintry Alaskan read which was fun. Book Two in the Alaskan Diner Mystery series is just as fun-tastic as the first. All my favourite characters are back including Benny the most-pampered-cat-ever who allows Charlie to cater to his every whim. And -- yay -- there's a hint of romance in the air which I'm looking forward to exploring more in future books. (please no love triangles, please no love triangles, please...) A so ...more
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A pseudonym used by Camille Minichino

Camille Minichino writes the Sophie Knowles mysteries under the pseudonym Ada Madison, Geraldine Porter "Miniature" mysteries under the pseudonym Margaret Grace, and Charlotte “Charlie” Cooke "Alaska Diner" mysteries under the pseudonym Elizabeth Logan.
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