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By Cook Or by Crook

By Cook Or by Crook Author Maya Corrigan
ISBN-10 9781617731389
Release 2014
Pages 310
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Living with her cantankerous grandfather in a historic Chesapeake Bay town, former New York City cookbook publicist Val Deniston, who is working at the Cool Down Café at the local fitness club, must put her plans to write a cookbook on the back burner when one of the club's patrons is found dead. Original.



The Tell Tale Tarte

The Tell Tale Tarte Author Maya Corrigan
ISBN-10 9781496709189
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 304
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It’s a cold January in the Chesapeake Bay area, but Cool Down Café manager Val Deniston has plenty to sweat over—like catering a book club event, testing recipes for her Granddad’s cookbook, and catching the author of a deadly tale of murder. . . The last thing Val needs in her life is an unsolved murder, especially when the victim, an actor famed for impersonating Edgar Allan Poe, happens to be dressed exactly like her Granddad. To keep an eye on Granddad, whose latest job takes him to the home of Rick Usher, a local author inspired by Poe, Val gets herself hired as a cook in Rick’s House of Usher. When she discovers the actor wasn’t the only one doing an impersonation, separating the innocent from the murderous becomes a real-life horror story. But Val must decipher a killer’s M.O. sooner rather than later . . . or she can forget about finding poetic justice. Includes 6 delicious five-ingredient recipes! PRAISE FOR FINAL FONDUE “Corrigan keeps her simple mixture of pleasant characters, murder, and recipes in the oven.” —Kirkus Reviews



Final Fondue

Final Fondue Author Maya Corrigan
ISBN-10 9781617731433
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 304
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Val Deniston certainly has her plate full running a café, dabbling with recipes, and helping her grandfather prepare for the town's upcoming tri-centennial celebration, but she's grown fond of her new life in the Chesapeake Bay town of Bayport. . . So when Val is asked to reclaim her old position as a cookbook publicist in New York City, she puts off her decision in order to help her grandfather perfect his chocolate fondue for the weekend festivity's dessert cook-off. But after the opening ceremonies, Val finds a houseguest strangled to death in her grandfather's backyard. She suspects a classic case of mistaken identity, especially when another guest nearly bids her life a fondue farewell. Now it's up to Val to keep the killer from making another stab at murder . . . Includes 6 five-ingredient recipes! Praise For By Cook Or By Crook! "This is definitely a starter for fans of Diane Mott Davidson, Lou Jane Temple, and Virginia Rich." --Library Journal "A totally enjoyable read. Definitely worth checking out!" --Night Owl Reviews



Scam Chowder

Scam Chowder Author Maya Corrigan
ISBN-10 9781617731402
Release 2015
Pages 304
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Val Deniston loves the historic Chesapeake Bay town where she lives with her grandfather, the Codger Cook. Running the fitness club's Cool Down Café—and salvaging the five-ingredient dishes Granddad messes up—keeps her busy. She's used tohis catastrophes in the kitchen, but not in the dining room… Especially when one of his dinner party guests winds up face down in the chowder. The demised diner apparently scammed Granddad's best buddy, and since the other dinner guests have suddenly clammed up, the police have all the ingredients to cook up a conviction for Granddad. With his freedom—and Val's café job—on the line, Val is in a sweat trying to avert a catastrophe. But dredging up old secrets might just be a recipe for murder… Includes 6 five-ingredient recipes!



Played by the Book

Played by the Book Author Lucy Arlington
ISBN-10 9780698171275
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 320
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The New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries make their return with Lila Wilkins, literary agent and “murder magnet,” planning a book signing garden party. But things aren’t coming up roses when she has to weed out a dangerous killer… The owner of the Novel Idea Literary Agency is thrilled when former local boy and popular television show host Damian York returns to Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, to launch his new gardening book. But Lila is less than excited about the hubbub when she sees her mounting to-do list. Between planning York’s gala and sprucing up her yard for another event, she’s spread too thin—especially after she finds a skull buried in her flowerbeds. As Lila’s macabre discovery leads to other secrets hidden in Inspiration Valley’s past, a member of the local garden club is found slumped over her prize roses—murdered. Now it’s up to Lila to dig through old mysteries and new clues to unearth a murderer before someone else is found pushing up daisies…



Choose Your Own Love Story

Choose Your Own Love Story Author Ilyse Mimoun
ISBN-10 9780762458523
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 240
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Face it––love is a crapshoot. Say no to one guy and you might miss out on your soul mate. Say yes to another and you might find yourself in the middle of the world’s most awkward threesome. This book grants you the ultimate dating fantasy: a do-over! Choose Your Own Love Story puts YOU in the driver’s seat and lets you make over 50 choices and pick from 20 possible endings. Will you make out with sexy, brooding Zack, the mayor of red-flag island? Or will you settle down with Anthony, a gentle plumber with restless leg syndrome? If you don’t like where you end up, go back and start again! How will your story end? Are you ready to find out?



S more Murders

S more Murders Author Maya Corrigan
ISBN-10 1496709195
Release 2018-07-31
Pages 304
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Managing a fitness club caf� and collaborating on a cookbook with her gradfather are Val Deniston's usual specialties, but she's about to set sail into nearby Chesapeake Bay--straight into a murder case . . . Since catering themed events is a good way to make extra cash, Val agrees to board the Titanic--or at least cater a re-creation of the doomed journey on a yacht. The owner of the yacht, who collects memorabilia related to the disaster, wants Val to serve the last meal the Titanic passengers ate . . . while his guests play a murder-mystery game. But it is the final feast for one passenger who disappears from the ship. And that's only the tip of the iceberg. Now Val has to reel in a killer before s'more murders go down . . . Includes delicious five-ingredient recipes! PRAISE FOR FINAL FONDUE "Corrigan keeps her simple mixture of pleasant characters, murder, and recipes in the oven." --Kirkus Reviews



The War with Grandpa

The War with Grandpa Author Robert Kimmel Smith
ISBN-10 030754902X
Release 2009-06-24
Pages 160
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! The hilarious story of a boy who leaps into battle when he’s forced to share a room with his grandfather. Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs. Peter loves his grandpa but wants his room back. He has no choice but to declare war! With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even. They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far? WINNER OF TEN STATE READING AWARDS AN IRA-CBC CHILDREN'S CHOICE "Peter tells this story with honesty and humor....By the story's end, Peter has learned much about the causes and effects of war--and human dignity."-School Library Journal "The humor of the story derives from Peter's first-person account and from the reader's recognition of Peter's valiant effort to maintain two mutually exclusive emotions."-The Horn Book Magazine



Batter Off Dead

Batter Off Dead Author Tamar Myers
ISBN-10 0451225929
Release 2009
Pages 263
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When Minerva J. Jay, a local lady known for her prodigious appetite, collapses after consuming her pancakes at a church breakfast, Police Chief Chris Ackerman enlists the aid of a pregnant Magdalena Yoder to investigate the case, which is soon complicated by the death of their prime suspect.



Tastes Like Murder

Tastes Like Murder Author Catherine Bruns
ISBN-10 9781943587087
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 232
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USA Today bestselling series! Sally Muccio’s had her crosses to bear: a cheating ex-boyfriend, crazy Italian parents, and an unfaithful husband, just to name a few. After her divorce, she returns to her hometown to start a novelty cookie shop whose specialties include original fortune cookies, served with a sprinkle of foreshadowing. But there’s no warning when her ex-husband’s mistress drops dead on Sal's porch, and police confirm it’s a homicide. Determined to stop her life from becoming a recipe for disaster, Sal takes matters into her own hands. With two very different men vying for her affection, dead bodies piling up, and a reputation hanging by an apron string, Sal finds herself in a race against time to save both her business and life—before the last cookie crumbles. The Cookies & Chance Mysteries: Tastes Like Murder (book #1) Baked to Death (book #2) A Spot of Murder (short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection) Burned to a Crisp (book #3) "The delightful whodunit kept me guessing until the end, and the tasty treats had my mouthwatering from start to finish! A fantastic culinary mystery in the vein of Joanne Fluke and Diane Mott Davidson!" —Gemma Halliday, New York Times & USA Today bestselling mystery author "Catherine Bruns has found a winning recipe for an exciting mystery mixed with a dash of humor and a heap of danger. Add in a little romance for spice, and you get one sweet reading treat." —Mary Marks, bestselling author of the Quilting Mystery series.



Crime Rib

Crime Rib Author Leslie Budewitz
ISBN-10 9780698143142
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 304
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Gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy is determined to get Jewel Bay, Montana’s, scrumptious local fare some national attention. But her scheme for culinary celebrity goes up in flames when the town’s big break is interrupted by murder . . . Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, aka the Merc. Not only is Erin busy remodeling her courtyard into a relaxing dining area, she’s organizing a steak-cooking competition between three of Jewel Bay’s hottest chefs to be featured on the program. But Erin’s plans get scorched when one of the contending cooks is found dead. With all the drama going on behind the scenes, it’s hard to figure out who didn’t have a motive to off the saucy contestant. Now, to keep the town’s reputation from crashing and burning on national television, Erin will have to grill some suspects to smoke out the killer . . . INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!



Murder at the Book Group

Murder at the Book Group Author Maggie King
ISBN-10 9781476762463
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 400
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When her friend and fellow murder mystery book group member Carlene drops dead after drinking cyanide-spiked tea, Hazel Rose investigates Carlene's past, which she took great pains to hide, in search of a motive for murder.



Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth Author Tamar Myers
ISBN-10 9781625172150
Release 1993-12-01
Pages 245
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An Amish Bed and Breakfast Mystery with Recipes PennDutch Mysteries #1 “Bubbling over with mirth and mystery.” –Dorothy Cannell “A delicious treat!” –Carolyn G. Hart This debut mystery introduces Magdalena Yoder, prim, proper, and persnickety proprietor of the PennDutch Inn, where guests luxuriate in the true “Amish experience,” (read: doing Magdalena’s chores and paying top dollar for the opportunity!). When one of her more reclusive guests takes a tumble down the PennDutch’s picturesquely steep staircase and breaks his neck, the timing couldn’t be worse. It’s the start of hunting season – and her inn is packed to capacity! What at first seems to be a horrible accident (and insurance nightmare for Magdalena!) could turn out to be a much more sinister event; and when another mishap occurs, Magdalena is certain there is a killer in her group – and it’s up to her to sniff out the culprit...before the world’s most incompetent town sheriff throws her in jail! Readers will delight in this laugh-out-loud cozy mystery debut – and relish the country cooking recipes included.



A Catered Halloween

A Catered Halloween Author Isis Crawford
ISBN-10 9780758295231
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 352
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Reprinted Edition With the promise of a hefty commission and some valuable word-of-mouth for their catering business, A Little Taste of Heaven, sisters Bernadette and Libby Simmons agree to cater the charity haunted house being staged at the old Peabody School. But when wealthy socialite Amethyst Applegate is found dead in the haunted house, Bernie and Libby wonder if a murderer might also be lurking about Peabody's gloomy halls. . . While almost everyone Amethyst ever met might have a motive for killing her, not everyone had access to the Peabody School. All Bernie and Libby know is if they don't solve this mystery soon, they might become the next stars in a real-life horror flick. . . "Fun. . .well-plotted. . .. A selection of delectable seasonal recipes rounds out the volume." --Publishers Weekly



Crooks Like Us

Crooks Like Us Author Peter Doyle
ISBN-10 1876991348
Release 2009
Pages 318
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At last the much anticipated follow up to City of Shadows. Peter Doyle's new book tells the real story behind the mysterious photographs from early Australian police records. He adds flesh to the haunting images of the crims, prostitutes, pick pockets and pimps that stare back at us from history.



Egg

Egg Author Michael Ruhlman
ISBN-10 9780316254076
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 256
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In this innovative cookbook, James Beard award-winning author Michael Ruhlman explains why the egg is the key to the craft of cooking. For culinary visionary Michael Ruhlman, the question is not whether the chicken or the egg came first, it's how anything could be accomplished in the kitchen without the magic of the common egg. He starts with perfect poached and scrambled eggs and builds up to brioche and Italian meringue. Along the way readers learn to make their own mayonnaise, pasta, custards, quiches, cakes, and other preparations that rely fundamentally on the hidden powers of the egg. A unique framework for the book is provided in Ruhlman's egg flowchart, which starts with the whole egg at the top and branches out to describe its many uses and preparations -- boiled, pressure-cooked, poached, fried, coddled, separated, worked into batters and doughs, and more. A removable illustrated flowchart is included with the book. Nearly 100 recipes are grouped by technique and range from simple (Egg Salad with Tarragon and Chives) to sophisticated (nougat). Dozens of step-by-step photographs guide the home cook through this remarkable culinary journey.



Bones to Pick

Bones to Pick Author Linda Lovely
ISBN-10 1635112591
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 274
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"Living on a farm with four hundred goats and a cantankerous carnivore isn't among vegan chef Brie Hooker's list of lifetime ambitions. But she can't walk away from her Aunt Eva, who needs help operating her diary. Once she calls her aunt's goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm's pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva's husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva"--Back of dust jacket.