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Beat Until Stiff
by Claire M. Johnson Details
At work very early one morning, pastry chef Mary Ryan steps on a laundry bag stuffed with the dead body of one of her employees. The investigation soon exposes all the dirty secrets that the food business would like to keep secret. Events begin to spiral that in time take out the restaurant's celebrity chef and force Mary to use her unique skills to uncover a poisonous scheme.
Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery
by Joanne Fluke Details
Hannah Swenson investigates the murder of a family reunion attendee whose murderer could be a man suffering from Alzheimer's.
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Hannah Swensen
Death by Darjeeling
by Laura Childs Details
Charleston resident Theodosia Browning is caught in mystery when a garden party she is catering turns into a murder scene.
Death is Semisweet
by Lou Jane Temple Details
When Heaven Lee's longtime friend starts a new business as a chocolatier after a divorce, Heaven is surprised and delighted to find out that Stephanie is getting back to her family roots with her new enterprise. The pair's excitement turns suspicious when a giant blimp advertising the 50th anniversary of the rival chocolate store is shot down almost directly on top of Stephanie's new store, its pilot dead before he hits the ground. Is this terrible event a direct threat to Heaven's friend's new business? Or is it all just a big coincidence?
Sweet Revenge
by Diane Mott Davidson Details
Catering a holiday breakfast for the local library staff, Goldy Schultz is shocked to see a supposedly dead woman who is believed to be Goldy's ex-husband's killer, an encounter that precedes the murder of a high-end map dealer.
The 27 Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders
by Nancy Pickard Details
Widowed Eugenia Potter is cooking in her Maine cottage when she receives an urgent call from her ranch manager, Ricardo Ortega, requesting her immediate return to Arizona. Upon her arrival the following day, both Ricardo and his granddaughter Linda are missing and no one knows why Eugenia was summoned.
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Eugenia Potter
The Flaming Luau of Death: A Madeline Bean Novel
by Jerrilyn Farmer Details
When Madeline Bean throws the hippest bachelorette luau ever -- with a suspiciously laid-back beach boy, a murderer in their midst, and a volcano eruption -- it looks like anything but happily ever after.
Updated 11/17/2011
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