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Stick a Fork in It
by Robin Allen


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When the owner of a new restaurant is found hanging from a rope, it’s up to Poppy Markham to discover who sizzled his steak.

As a health inspector and former chef, Poppy Markham thought she’d seen it all—until she steps into Capital Punishment.  Read more...


 
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Overview

When the owner of a new restaurant is found hanging from a rope, it’s up to Poppy Markham to discover who sizzled his steak.

As a health inspector and former chef, Poppy Markham thought she’d seen it all—until she steps into Capital Punishment. The restaurant’s twisted concept—last meals of death row inmates—could be a hit only in outlandish Austin, Texas. But the macabre theme becomes all too real when co-owner Troy Sharpe is found dangling from a hangman’s noose in the cinder block dining room. Discovering that Troy was a hard-drinking jerk leads Poppy to the rub: if Troy had more enemies than a jail has bars, which one sent him to the land of rigor-mortised restaurateurs?

Praise:

"A must-read for cozy lovers."—Publishers Weekly 

"An entertaining mystery set in the modern, dynamic city of Austin, Stick a Fork in It demonstrates Robin Allen’s knowledge and skill as she masters her craft and entertains her readers."—Texas Books in Review


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738727950
  • ISBN-10: 0738727954
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Page Count: 275
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Poppy Markham #1

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-05-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

In Allen’s fun sequel to 2011’s If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Austin, Tex., health inspector Poppy Markham targets a new restaurant still under wraps, Capital Punishment, which features prison décor (electric chair, anyone?) and a menu of executed criminals’ last meals. The restaurant can’t open without her okay, and problem after problem keeps her returning to recheck progress—which stalls when Troy Sharpe, ex-jock and co-owner, is found hanged from the catwalk. The other owners—Troy’s twin brother, Todd, and the Sharpes’ schoolmate, Danny MacAdams—are determined to open on time, but construction chief Miles Archer struggles to get everything working at once. Determined to find out if Troy’s death is suicide or murder, Poppy must also contend with the mystery of the snack truck she can’t catch up with to inspect as well as her complicated love life. Lots of plot twists help make this a must-read for cozy lovers. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron & Associates. (July)

 
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