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Description - Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz

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 whodidn'thave 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!

Praise forCrime Rib

'Leslie Budewitz has cooked up another exciting and scrumptious mystery withCrime Rib, the second book in her clever new series about small-town chef Erin Murphy, who's sleuthing skills are matched only by her gourmet cooking. With a well-crafted plot, believably eccentric characters, and a flowing style,Crime Ribis a mystery to be savored. And if that's not enough, there's a special selection of Erin's recipes at the end. Chocolate mousse cups! Mmmmmm . . . ' John Clement, author of the Dixie Hemingway Mysteries

Praise forDeath al Dente

'A dizzying culinary delight with a twisty-turny plot! I'm totally enamored of Leslie Budewitz's huckleberry chocolates, Shasta daisies, and Cowboy Roast coffee.' Laura Childs,New York Timesbestselling author

'A delicious new series. Leslie Budewitz has created a believable, down-to-earth heroine in Erin Murphy . . . The supporting cast of characters, from Erin's mother, Fresca, to her cat, Sandburg, are charming. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Jewel Bay.' Sofie Kelly,New York Timesbestselling author of the Magical Cat Mysteries

'An intriguing sleuth who loves gourmet food, family, and her hometown, plus recipes to die for distinguish a delectable mystery.' Carolyn Hart, national bestselling author ofDeath at the Door

'Clever, charming, and completely yummy. Leslie Budewitz cooks up a delectable mystery! A tempting concoction of food, fun, and fatalities.' Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity award-winning author

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780425259559
ISBN-10: 0425259552
Format: Paperback / softback
(174mm x 104mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leslie Budewitz

National bestselling author Leslie Budewitz writes the Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries. She fell in love with Seattle's Pike Place Market as a college student, and still misses prowling its streets and alleys, sniffing out tasty treats and sensory delights. Leslie won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel for Death al Dente, first in the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, and won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction for Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure. She loves to cook, eat, hike, travel, garden, and paint--not necessarily in that order. She lives in northwest Montana with her husband, Don Beans, a doctor of natural medicine, and their Burmese cat, Ruff, an avid bird-watcher.

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