Meet Detective Mick Meiser of the Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by Jodi Rath

Character Post: Detective Mick Meiser

I’ve wanted to work in law enforcement my entire life—as far back as I can remember. I have VERY good reasons for wanting to have order in my life—one in which is a secret that I want to keep from Jolie. I don’t want to lose her, and I’m not sure she’d understand.

Life hit me below the belt recently with an illness. I’m struggling to cope with the diagnosis. All of my hard work to become a cop, then working my way up the ladder to detective in my early thirties could all be thrown out the door in a matter of years. Everything depends on the prognosis of this disease. But I have a back-up plan. Of course, I’m juggling all of this when into my life walks this curly-haired blonde with these huge, indigo-blue eyes, I tell you, they are bottomless. They have seen things, but they never look scared. woman with these amazing indigo, ocean blue eyes behind those long, blonde curls that look tired from life but never look scared. She points those beautiful things at me and it’s like she sees me and all my past and my pain—which is weird. I know she doesn’t know—but it feels like she gets it. She’s smarter than any woman I’ve met–my age or older. She’s got an old soul. She’s so honest—and not at the same time. She’ll lie right to my face, then take it all back in less than a minute. She’s an enigma—that’s for sure.

Even though my past and my illness haunt me daily, I’ve found happiness in this small village of Leavensport. Right now, I’m just renting. I haven’t fully put down roots, but I plan to. So far, I’m able to continue as a detective. My brother, who was the mayor of Tri-City where I used to live, and work caused a ruckus recently and had to resign. I’ve managed to not have to go into too much detail over that mess—so far.

I can feel a shift in the air. Things are changing in Leavensport—heating up with the summer months. I plan on getting Jolie on a date if it’s the last thing I do. But I also fear some dark secrets will come out.


About the Book

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Murder

(The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in the Series

JalapenoMurder_cover_hi_res_1563x2500 (3)Financial fraud of elderly villagers in Leavensport, an urban sprawl threat to the community, disastrous dates, cross-sell marketing gone wrong, and another murder? Jolie Tucker is ready to try dating again. Well, she has no choice—since her family auctioned her off to the highest bidder. Her best friend, Ava, has agreed to a double date, but both friends find out hidden secrets about their partners as well as deception by one of the village’s own, who will soon be found dead. This plot is sure to be spicy!







About the Author

Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAlife of crime in her The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.


Author Links:


FB: jodirath

Twitter @jodirath

Goodreads: author dashboard

Bookbub: bookbub jodi-rath

Pinterest: jodirath

Purchase Links – Amazon

All other e-platforms:



June 21 – ❧Defining Ways❧ – CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 22 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

June 22 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

June 23 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

June 23 – Eskimo Princess Book Review

June 24 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

June 24 – The Self-Rescue Princess – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

June 25 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT WITH RECIPE

June 25 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

June 26 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW  

June 26 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – GUEST POST

June 27 – eBook Addicts – REVIEW

June 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST

June 28 – I’m All About Books – GUEST POST

June 28 – Author Teresa Watson – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

June 29 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

June 29 – MJB Reviewers – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

June 30 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

July 1 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

July 1 – 4covert2overt ☼ A Place In The Spotlight ☼ – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

July 2 – fundinmental – SPOTLIGHT

July 2 – Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting – REVIEW

July 3 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

JalapenoMurder_cover_hi_res_1563x2500 (3)