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Out of the Frying Pan
by Robin Allen


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Death for Dinner

Health inspector Poppy Markham suspects murder when a popular chef buys the (organic) farm.

Feast in the Field is the event of the season for Austin foodies. A fine-dining affair hosted by the Friends of the Farm, it’s Poppy Markham’s favorite opportunity to drink boutique wine and get the latest scuttlebutt from her pals in the restaurant business.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Death for Dinner

Health inspector Poppy Markham suspects murder when a popular chef buys the (organic) farm.

Feast in the Field is the event of the season for Austin foodies. A fine-dining affair hosted by the Friends of the Farm, it’s Poppy Markham’s favorite opportunity to drink boutique wine and get the latest scuttlebutt from her pals in the restaurant business. But this year’s hottest dish of gourmet gossip won’t be whispered over a plate of cucumber crudités. Instead, it will be the announcement of the organization’s new president-elect. The competition between the candidates has been hotter than horseradish, and when the winner—uptight restaurateur Dana White—is struck down in her own kitchen, it’s up to Poppy to figure out who took her off the menu. 

Praise:
“A must-read for cozy lovers.”—Publishers Weekly

“Allen delivers a breezy and likeable menu.”—Kirkus Reviews


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738727967
  • ISBN-10: 0738727962
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Publish Date: July 2013
  • Page Count: 258
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: Poppy Markham #1

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-05-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Allen’s engaging third culinary cop mystery (after 2012’s Stick a Fork in It), Dana White, the new president of Friends of the Farm (a community-sponsored agricultural farm outside Austin, Tex.) and guest chef for the farm’s fundraising dinner, expires after drinking what she thinks is a glass of champagne. That it’s actually concentrated hydrogen peroxide clearly shows Dana’s death is no accident. Poppy Markham, an endearingly sincere investigator, uses her position as a public health inspector to work behind the scenes and find out who wanted to do Dana in. The presence of two suitors—Drew Cooper, general manager of her family’s restaurant, and Jamie Sherwood, a food writer who she’s still forgiving after an infidelity—provides romantic distraction. Allen presents the social politics of the restaurant industry without lingering on descriptions of dishes or kitchen sex. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (July)

 
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