Books, Cooks, and Crooks by Lucy Arlington
Date Read: August 2015
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
The national bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries are back, as Lila Wilkins—literary agent and sleuth—is setting up a delicious cookbook fair. But the tension in the kitchen is about to boil over...
Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, is bubbling with excitement for the Taste of the Town festival, and Lila is right in the middle of it all. Along with her coworkers at the Novel Idea Literary Agency, Lila is organizing a grand celebrity chef event, featuring food television's biggest stars, complete with cooking demonstrations, cookbook giveaways, and even a culinary writing contest.
But just as the celebration is about to start, the demo kitchen blows up, taking one of the star cooks with it. With all the explosive egos of the cook’s colleagues, it’s hard to find someone who didn’t have a motive to eliminate the competition. Now Lila will have to scramble to figure out which of her clients is a killer—before someone else gets burned.
Series: Novel Idea #3
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Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Read It, Rate It Thoughts: I really enjoyed Books, Cooks, and Crooks by Lucy Arlington! I found the characters delightful, the mystery fun, and the town to be one that I want to visit again. I also may watch Food Network now with a little bit of “I wonder how they are behind the scenes” LOL
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