Good Enough to Eat--Recipes Included!

A Catered Wedding: A Mystery with Recipes

By Isis Crawford

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When the bride-to-be takes an arrow to the chest and drops dead hours before her wedding, caterers--and sisters--Libby and Bernadette have more on their minds than pouring Cristal and cutting up wedding cake: They've got an archery-inclined killer to find.
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Being Dead is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral

By Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

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"In this deliciously entertaining slice of Southern life (and death), inveterate hostess Gayden Metcalfe explains everything you need to know to host an authentic Southern funeral, such as: Can you be properly buried without tomato aspic? Who prepares tastier funeral fare, the Episcopal ladies or the Methodist ladies? And what does one do when a family gets three sheets to the wind and eats the entire feast the night before a funeral?"

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Biggie and the Devil Diet

By Nancy Bell

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"Nancy Bell returns with another delicious installment in her series of rural Texas mysteries featuring local doyen Biggie Weatherford as amateur detective. Once again, young J.R. faithfully narrates the humorous exploits of Biggie, his grandmother. Filled with plenty of quirky characters and down-home Texas flair, Bell's stories continue to delight.

"An old friend of Biggie comes back to Job's Crossing. Rex Barnwell and his young wife have returned to convert his father's ranch into a retreat for overweight teenage girls, and Biggie is forced to reveal a secret that she has always kept from J.R. Not long after this startling revelation, Rex is murdered. Knowing full well that he won't be able to keep Biggie away, the Texas Ranger in charge of the case enlists her help."

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Bread on Arrival

By Lou Jane Temple

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Heaven Lee, Kansas City chef and reluctant heroine, is one tough cookie. Not only can she slice, dice, and julienne the finest food in town, she's got nerves of steel to match her culinary skills. This time, Heaven Lee takes on the fine art of making bread. But when one of her associates mysteriously winds up dead in the dough, perfecting her breadmaking skills is suddenly the last of Heaven's worries, as someone with a taste for murder is on the loose.

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Chile Death

By Susan Wittig Albert

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China Bayles attends a chili cook-off where a womanizing judge dies of an allergic reaction to peanuts. And since everyone knows peanuts don't belong in a bowl of Texas chili, China knows something suspicious is afoot.

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Chocolate Quake

By Nancy Fairbanks

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Carolyn Blue's trip to San Francisco includes a visit to her mother-in-law, a few earthquake tremors-and a stint in prison as a murder suspect. A column on prison food might make for an interesting change of pace...
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Death by Darjeeling

By Laura Childs

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First in a series featuring Charleston tea shop owner Theodosia Browning. When Theodosia caters a tea for 200 at the annual historic homes garden party, she much track down the killer of an esteemed guest.

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Dying for Chocolate

By Diane Mott Davidson

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The Caterer:
Meet Goldy Bear: a bright, opinionated, wildly inventive caterer whose personal life has become a recipe for disaster. She's got an abusive ex-husband who's into making tasteless threats, a rash of mounting bills that are taking a huge bite out of her budget, and two enticing men knocking on her door.

The Dish:
Now determined to take control of her life, Goldy moves her business and her son to ritzy Aspen Meadow Country Club, where she accepts a job as a live-in cook. But just as she's beginning to think she's got it made--catering decadent dinners and posh society picnics, murder strikes.

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Eat Cake

By Jeanne Ray

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"Cakes have gotten a bad rap. People equate virtue with turning down dessert. There is always one person at the table who holds up her hand when I serve the cake. No, really, I couldn't, she says, and then gives her flat stomach a conspiratorial little pat. Everyone who is pressing a fork into that first tender layer looks at the person who declined the plate, and they all think, That person is better than I am. That person has discipline. But that isn't a person with discipline, that is a person who has completely lost touch with joy. A slice of cake never made anybody fat. You don't eat the whole cake. You don't eat a cake every day of your life. You take the cake when it is offered because the cake is delicious. You have a slice of cake and what it reminds you of is someplace that's safe, uncomplicated, without stress. A cake is a party, a birthday, a wedding. A cake is what's served on the happiest days of your life.

"This is a story of how my life was saved by cake, so, of course, if sides are to be taken, I will always take the side of cake."

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Fat Chance: A Love Story of Food and Fantasy

By Deborah Blumenthal

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Maggie O'Leary has discovered her secret to success, and it is hidden between oysters and savory cheesecake. As America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart, Maggie has captured the attention of the American population. That is until the phone rings and Mike Taylor, Hollywood's sexiest actor, wants her to come to Hollywood to help him prepare for his upcoming role as a diet doctor.

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