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Cooking Up Crime

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An appetite for murder
by Lucy Burdette Details
When her potential new boss at "Key Zest" magazine--Kristen Faulkner, the woman who stole her boyfriend--is murdered, aspiring food critic Hayley Snow becomes the prime suspect in the investigation and works to clear her name.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
by Joanne Fluke Details
While trying to avoid her mother''s matchmaking schemes, Hannah Swensen stirs up trouble when she investigates the murder of her punctual delivery man whose body was discovered behind her bakery surrounded by her world-famous chocolate chip cookies. Hannah Swenson is the sharp and witty heroine of this culinary mystery series. She lives in a condo in Minnesota with her one eyed cat. The story is packed with plot twists, red herrings, and recipes.
Cookie dough or die
by Virginia Lowell Details
No one is more shocked than Olivia when prominent business owner Clarisse Chamberlain is found dead. It was Clarisse who encouraged Olivia to open The Gingerbread House--and she was one of her best customers. The sheriff is ready to call the case an accident, but Olivia's convinced there's a murder to solve. Then word spreads that Clarisse left Olivia a large sum of money, along with a collection of valuable antique cookie cutters. Suddenly, Olivia is the prime suspect, and when the local postman falls ill after sampling one of their cookies, all eyes are on The Gingerbread House. If the cookie-loving duo doesn't find the real killer, their reputation--and quite possibly their lives--will be battered for good...
Delicious and Suspicious
by Riley Adams Details
Welcome to Aunt Pat's barbeque restaurant--family run and located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Named in honor of Lulu Taylor's great aunt, the restaurant is known for its ribs and spicy corn bread, but now the Taylor family will be known for murder--unless Lulu can clear their name.
Farm Fresh Murder
by Paige Shelton Details
Becca Robins leads a simple life, making jams and preserves on her very own farm. But when there's a murder in her quaint little town, she puts herself in the line of fire to defend her friend's innocence-and goes from making jam to being in one.
Glazed Murder
by Jessica Beck Details
Meet Suzanne Hart, owner and operator of Donut Hearts coffee shop in April Springs, North Carolina. After her divorce from Max, an out-of-work actor she's dubbed 'The Great Impersonator,' Suzanne decided to pursue her one true passion in life: donuts. So she cashed in her settlement and opened up shop in the heart of her beloved hometown. But when a dead body is dumped on her doorstep like a sack of flour, Suzanne's cozy little shop becomes an all-out crime scene. Now, everyone in town is dropping by for glazed donuts and gruesome details--and they're all suspects. Soon Suzanne--who finds snooping as irresistible as donuts--is poking holes in everyone's alibis.
I scream, you scream : a mystery à la mode
by Wendy L. Watson Details
Recently divorced Tallulah Jones is mortified when she's stuck scooping sundaes for her two-timing ex-husband--and his bodacious new girlfriend, Brittanie--at his company luau. But when Brittanie drops dead, Tally is suddenly the prime suspect in her murder investigation. To catch the killer, Tally will have to dip deep into her small Texan town's darkest secrets and churn up stories some would prefer to keep in the past. But can she uncover the real culprit before a murder charge puts her dreams on ice for good?
Murder and Marinara
by Rosie Genova Details
When Victoria takes a break from penning her popular mystery series and moves back to the Jersey shore, she imagines sun, sand, and scents of fresh basil and simmering marinara sauce at the family restaurant, the Casa Lido. But her nonna's recipes aren't the only things getting stirred up in this Italian kitchen. Their small town is up in arms over plans to film a new reality TV show, and when Victoria serves the show's pushy producer his last meal, the Casa Lido staff finds itself embroiled in a murder investigation. Victoria wants to find the real killer, but there are as many suspects as tomatoes in her nonna's garden. Now she'll have to heat up her sleuthing skills quickly...before someone else gets a plateful of murder.
Murder with ganache
by Lucy Burdette Details
While baking cupcakes for a friend's wedding, Hayley, knee-deep in frosting and sprinkles, must prove her teenage stepbrother's innocence in the murder of a girl who helped him steal a jet ski.
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Sprinkle with murder
by Jenn McKinlay Details
Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are finally living out their dream as the proud owners of the Fairy Tale Cupcakes bakery. Their first big order is a sweet deal, too--five hundred cupcakes for a fashion designer's wedding. The only sour note is the demanding bridezilla who insists on original recipes for the cupcakes. When Mel stumbles upon the bride-to-be dead-by-cupcake, she immediately becomes the prime suspect. The police believe that a secret ingredient in the cupcakes caused her death. To save Mel and their business, the ladies need to find the real murderer--before the cupcake killer ices someone else..
The Long Quiche Goodbye
by Avery Aames Details
Winner of Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Charlotte Bessette finds the grand opening of her new cheese shop, Fromagerie Bessette, marred by a crime of passion that causes her to become the prime suspect in the murder investigation.
The Quiche of Death
by M.C. Beaton Details
In order to introduce herself to the picturesque English village where she has just retired, Mrs. Agatha Raisin enters a quiche in a local competition and promptly finds herself a murder suspect when the judge dies from her poisonous pie.
Updated 08/16/2014
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