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Nan and Ivan Lyons

Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe: No review is available for this title.

Someone is Killing the Great Chefs of America: Just after Switzerland's Enstein Cinic releases formerly obese murderer Achille van Golk, culinary sleuths Natasha O'Brien and Millie Ogden once again set out on the trail of a serial chef killer--this time stalking American cooking experts.

Somebodys Killing the Great Chefs of Paris: No review is available for this title.

Valerie Malmont

Death, Lies, and Apple Pies: Following her debut in Death Pays the Rose Rent, novelist/amateur sleuth Tori Miracle revisits Lickin Creek in Amish country and finds the small Pennsylvania town and its eccentric residents awash in madness, mayhem and murder. Looking forward to rekindling a romance with the town's good-looking police chief, Tori suspects foul play when a strange rash of accidental deaths breaks out.

Charlotte Murray

Cook Up a Crime: Meet Jane Amanda Edwards, a self-styled "full-fashioned" spinster who complains she hasn't looked at herself in a full-length mirror since Helen Hokinson started drawing for The New Yorker. But you can always count on Jane to look into other people's affairs, especially when there's a juicy murder case to investigate. This one starts when Jane's friend, Detective Captain George Hammond, puts the idea of publishing a cookbook in her mind. That leads her to visit Jessie Nye, an irritating woman who unfortunately is the safekeeper of her family's famous recipes. Jessie thinks a cookbook a marvelous idea but immediately announces that she is far better suited to put it together than Jane. So when Jessie turns up dead, Jane decdies to look for clues--and recipes--among the murdered woman's effects.

Katherine Hall Page

A Body in the Belfry: Hall's charming heroine Faith had me searching the web for more titles featuring her as sleuth. The author's descriptions of New England landscapes, customs and people leap off the page. The book drew me in from the first paragraph, and, unbelievably, drew tears from me at critical moments, so much did I care about the characters. I'm so happy there are more "Faith Fairchild" titles out there to enjoy!

A Body in the Kelp: A lovingly constructed quilt, purchased at an estate auction on the island where transplanted New Yorker Faith Fairchild is vacationing, leads to the discovery of a kelp-covered corpse floating in a tidal pool.

A Body in the Bouillon: "Only the best people go to Hubbard House to die". So Faith Sibley Fairchild, gourmet caterer-turned-amateur sleuth, is told as she begins to investigate some mysterious doings at a retirement community near the village of Aleford, Massachusetts, where her husband is the local minister. And die they do--in Faith's bouillon, even in her bed.

A Body in the Vestibule: Another thrilling Faith Fairchild adventure from the Agatha Award-winning author of The Body in the Belfry. The Fairchild family is blissfully on sabbatical in Lyon, France, when their peace is interrupted by Faith's discovery of a body in the dumpster.

A Body in the Cast: Attending to a busy catering schedule brought on by an election and the presence of a quirky film crew, Faith Fairchild finds her reputation on the line from a mysterious case of food poisoning and launches her own investigation.

A Body in the Basement: Saddled down by her successful catering business, Faith Fairchild asks her friend Pix Mitchell to check on the progress of the new summer cottage the Fairchild's are having built. Pix goes to the building site and finds the project behind schedule--and a corpse shrouded in a quilt and partially buried in the basement foundation. Against advice, Pix investigates.

Faith's Emergency Sewing Circle Spreads

Chutney Cheese:
8 oz plain cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup chutney

Cream the chutney and cheese together by hand. Do not use a food processor or blender otherwise you end up with cheese sauce. Pix used her own green tomato chutney, which is a spicy combination of the tomatoes, onions, raisins, and walnuts. All and any varieties of chutney work well.

Chevre with Herbs:
4 oz plain cream cheese, room temperature
4-5 oz cevre (100% goat's milk cheese)
Herbs to taste

Herbed chevre is readily available in most markets and cheese shops. Pix likes to keep things simple and buys the herbed variety. Combine the cheeses by hand. The cream cheese makes the combination easier to spread. If you are using your own herbs, rosemary, tarragon, and summer savory are good choice, alone or in combination.

Pix Rowe Miller's Family Fish Chowder
6 - 7 slices of bacon, 1/4" thick
3 cups diced yellow onion
5 - 6 medium potatoes, peeled
1 lb. haddock
1 lb cod
2 cans [3 cups] evaporated milk
1 cup whole milk
salt
freshly ground pepper

Fry the bacon, remove from the pan, and place on  a paper towel. Saute
the onions in the bacon fat and set the pan aside.

Cut the potatoes in half the long way, then into 1/4" slices. Put them
in a nonreactive pot large enough for the chowder. Cover the potatoes
with water and boil until tender. Be careful not to put in too much
water or the chowder will be soupy. While the potatoes are cooking, cut
the fish into generous bite-sized pieces. When the potatoes are ready,
add the fish to to the pot, cover and simmer until the fish flakes.

When the fish is done, crumble the bacon and add it to the pot along
with the onions and any grease in the pan, the evaporated and whole
milks. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and turn the heat down.
Simmer for five minutes and add salt and pepper to taste.

Chowder invariably tastes better when made a day ahead.

The chowder is still quite delectable with olive oil instead of bacon
fat. You  may also use salt pork. Two kinds of fish make for a more
interesting chowder, but these can be any combination of the following:
haddock, cod, pollack, monkfish, and hake. Finally there is the question
of garnishes: dill chopped parsley, oyster crackers, butter are all
quite good. According to one of the characters, curry spices can also be
used.

A Body in the Bookcase: As amateur detective Faith Fairchild prepares a lavish feast for finicky Stephanie Bullock's wedding, Page showcases more the the delicious recipes her readers have come to adore.

A Body in the Fjord: Caterer, minister's wife, and mother of two, Faith Fairchild is a woman of many talents. Over the years her adventures into intriguehave taken her and her best friend Pix Miller to a variety of places. This time out, however, Pix finds herself on an unexpected journey to Norway to uncover the truth about the unexpected disappearance of an old family friend.

A Body in the Bog: When her son's teacher begins receiving threatening phone calls, Faith believes there's a connection between the threats and the woman's unscrupulous brother-in-law's local real estate dealings. After a house is burned to the ground with its owner inside, Faith investigates the urder and finds herself stalked by an unknown killer.


 

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