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Beat Until Stiff
by Claire M. Johnson
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.
Death by Darjeeling
by Laura Childs
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
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?
Dine and die on the Danube Express
by Peter King
As the Danube Express chugs into the night, haute cuisine, fine wine, and murder become the main orders of business on this fun and fascinating foray through a world of mouth-watering delights.
Murder and Marinara
by Rosie Genova
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.
Sweet Revenge
by Diane Mott Davidson
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
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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The Diva Runs Out of Thyme
by Krista Davis
Gracious living can be murder. First in an all-new mystery seriesa includes delicious recipes and great tips on entertaining! Few can compete with Natasha Smith when it comes to entertaining, but her childhood rival, Sophie Winston, certainly tries. Natasha may have stolen the spotlightaand Sophieas husbandabut Sophie is determined to rob her of the prize for the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown. She just needs the right ingredient. But Sophieas search for the perfect turkey takes a basting when she stumbles across a corpse. And when the police find her name and photo inside the victimas car, Sophie will have to set her trussing aside to solve the murderaor sheall be serving up prison grub.
The Flaming Luau of Death: A Madeline Bean Novel
by Jerrilyn Farmer
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.
The Long Quiche Goodbye
by Avery Aames
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.
Updated 08/01/2014
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