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Strawberry Shortcake Murder: A Hannah Swenson Mystery

By Joanne Fluke

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When a flour company chooses Lake Eden, Minnesota, as the site for its annual Dessert Bake-Off, Hannah is thrilled to serve as head judge. When a fellow judge is found dead, facedown in Hannah's celebrated strawberry shortcake, the stakes are rising faster than dough. Hannah will have to be careful because someone is cooking up a recipe for murder.
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The Body in the Big Apple

By Katherine Hall Page

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Thriving on the success of her new catering company, Faith runs into former classmate Emma Stanstead while catering an exclusive party on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Emma is terrified, and soon Faith is caught up in a desperate race to discover who's threatening to reveal the dark secret of Emma's past -- one that would quickly put an end to her husband's fast-rising political career -- before it's too late. But it isn't long before Faith realizes that Emma's life is in more danger than her reputation.

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The Body in the Lighthouse

By Katherine Hall Page

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Something is very wrong on Sanpere this summer . . . Escaping the misery of a particularly sweltering August in Aleford, Massachusetts, caterer and minister's wife Faith Fairchild and her family take a long drive to their favorite getaway, peaceful Sanpere Island off the coast of Maine. But things have changed since their last visit. The unique ambience of Sanpere is being threatened by aggressive real estate developer Harold Hapswell, whose plans to fill the island with huge, showy new mansions has infuriated many residents. Tensions are high, with animosity between year-round islanders and "summer people" reaching dangerous new levels. It's no wonder that, in an atmosphere so thick with ill feeling, murder rears its ugly head. The first outrage occurs when a successful real estate agent nearly dies after drinking a turpentine-laced cup of soda pop. Then, while exploring the grounds of Sanpere's historic, now-abandoned lighthouse, Faith has the misfortune of stumbling across the corpse of Harold Hapswell himself. His death is officially ruled an accident, but Faith's tried-and-true instincts tell her otherwise -- an unsettling inkling that is confirmed by the discovery of a second, more obvious homicide.
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The Christmas Letters

By Lee Smith

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Three generations of women pen Christmas letters: gossip, love, marriage, babies, death, divorce and recipes.

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The Debt to Pleasure

By John Lancaster

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"A wickedly funny, urbane ode to food. Traveling from Portsmouth, England, to the south of France, Tarquin Winot, the book's impeccably correct and snobbish narrator, instructs us in his philosophy on everything from the erotics of dislike to the psychology of the menu. Under the guise of completing an altogether new sort of cookbook, Winot is in fact on a much more sinister mission that only gradually comes to light."
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The Last Suppers

By Diane Mott Davidson

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"It should be the happiest day of Goldy the caterer's life. After years of putting the disaster of her first marriage behind her, she has finally found the courage to love again. Soon she'll be walking down the aisle of St. Luke's Episcopal Church to wed the man of her dreams, Tom Schulz, a homicide detective who shares Goldy's passions for preparing food and solving crimes.

"But moments after Goldy's put the finishing touches on the scrumptious wedding feast, and just before the ceremony begins, she receives an urgent phone call from the groom. The wedding is off, and the reason is a killer.

"In The Last Suppers, Diane Mott Davidson mixes irresistible suspense with delectable humor to create a five-star treat for readers and cooks alike. Included are Goldy's original recipes for such delicious dishes as her heavenly Dark Chocolate Wedding Cake with White Peppermint Frosting, savory Shrimp on Wheels and zesty Fusilli in Parmesan Cream Sauce."

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The Secret Ingredient Murders: A Eugenia Potter Mystery

By Nancy Pickard

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" Summoned from her Arizona ranch to take charge of her teenage great-nephew and his twin sister, Genia Potter takes a rental on the Rhode Island coast. Old acquaintance Stanley Parker is only too happy to welcome Genia to bucolic Devon. He has already put the boy to work in his greenhouse, and Genia and her great-niece are soon busily preparing for the tasting party that she and Stanley are hosting that evening at her cottage. A passionate cook and recipe collector himself, Stanley has already roped Genia into collaborating on The Secret Ingredient Cookbook, chock-full of Rhode Island culinary mysteries.

"Now is their chance to test some recipes and solicit others from each of the invited. Stanley has carefully selected the six guests. And each has been asked to contribute a recipe with one secret ingredient. Genia asks no questions -- until the lobster bisque is cold and all but one are present. Where is Stanley? Dead. And unlamented. Has one of the guests concocted a secret recipe for murder?'

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The Stars Dispose

By Michaela Roessner

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Young Tomasso de Befanini, befriended by the great Michelangelo, seems destined for a life as master chef. But when war threatens the city's future, Tomasso finds himself playing a crucial role in a grand and intricate mystical design. Includes recipes.

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Too Late For Angels: An Augusta Goodnight Mystery (with recipes)

By Mignon F. Ballard

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"Things in the town of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, rarely get much spicier than the extra red pepper Lucy Nan Pilgrim sprinkles into her homemade cheese straws. So when an elderly but surprisingly childlike woman calling herself Shirley shows up on Lucy's doorstep looking for her mama, Lucy thinks it must be another of her friend Ellis's pranks. But Ellis doesn't know a thing about it, and what's more, the two suspect the woman might be Ellis's cousin, Florence, who disappeared as a child more than fifty years earlier.

"When the mysterious woman vanishes from Lucy's house, she and Ellis don't know what to think. And considering that Calpernia Hemphill, the town's theater and music aficionado, has just been found dead of an apparent fall from the tower at Bertram's Folly, life in Stone's Throw suddenly seems less safe than sinister. Luckily, guardian angel Augusta Goodnight shows up to calm Lucy's nerves (with a basket of strawberry muffins, of course)."

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Truffled Feathers

By Nancy Fairbanks

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The CEO of a large pharmaceutical company invites Carolyn and Jason Blue to New York and offers Jason a job as a consultant. But before Carolyn gets a chance to get a true taste of the Big Apple, the CEO is dead--keeled over from a heaping helping of pastrami. Carolyn wonders if the well-liked CEO hadn't ruffled one too many feathers.
Includes over a dozen authentic New York recipes.
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