In the small town of Inspiration
Valley, in North Carolina, a murder is about to occur. Unaware
of the forthcoming tragedy, Lila Wilkins is excited and looking
forward to the first ever Taste of the Town festival. Lila
works for the Novel Idea Literary Agency in town, and she
is helping to organize a celebrity chef event, with cooking
demonstrations, a writing contest, and book giveaways.
one of the chefs is killed, a violet death resulting from
a gas oven full of cooking spray cans blowing up, Lila learns
that not only do the celebrity chefs put on false personas
for the public, one of them is most likely a cold-blooded
killer. Will the police, led by Lila’s detective boyfriend,
Sean Griffiths, be able to solve the crime before the murderer
kills again? Or will Lila have to do some behind the scenes
sleuthing to find the ingredients necessary for a recipe for
murder, and stir the pot of suspects until the killer rises
to the top?
This series keeps getting better and better. The authors,
Sylvia May and Ellery Adams, who write together as Lucy Arlington,
have once again come through with a mystery that is jam packed
with possible suspects, believable backstories for the visiting
characters, all the while adding depth and detail to the ongoing
cast of the series.
this book from cover to cover, and once again wished I could
visit Inspiration Valley in real life. However, I am more
than happy to visit in books, and hope that there will be
many more books in this series and that the authors write
together for years and years to come. Five Gold Stars to Books,
Cooks, and Crooks
be sure to check out the first two books in this series, Buried
in a Book and Every
Trick in the Book.