The Big Chili

The Big Chili

Book - 2015
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First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers...

Lilah Drake's Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves. But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble...

After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don't have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own. While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who's really behind the apron.

So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder--and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective. To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide...
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Prime Crime,, 2015.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market edition.
ISBN: 9780425275900
Characteristics: viii, 293 pages

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CindyK2
Jul 22, 2017

I had read both books in her "Writer's Apprentice" series and thoroughly enjoyed them. The title of this book did not intrigue me, but I decided to read it anyway. I'm glad I did. The story was well developed and kept me guessing. I look forward to more books in this series.

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Cecilie60
Apr 30, 2017

This is my first book by this author. It was a really good read. Fast pace I look forward to her next book.

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