Sunday, June 30, 2013

Liver Let Die

Liver Let Die
by Liz Lipperman [PB Lipperman]

In college, Jordan McAllister dreamed of being a sports columnist. After making a few bad choices she ended up in Ranchero, Texas writing personals for the Ranchero Globe. One day her editor, Dwayne Egan, asks her to take over the food column and write restaurant reviews while the regular culinary columnist recovers from a broken hip and arm. Jordan agrees with some trepidation because she can barely make macaroni and cheese from a box. Where is she going to find recipes for fancy food for her column? Jordan's friends in her apartment building come to her rescue and supply her with recipes with sophisticated names. Jordan's first restaurant review is an exposé of the way ducks are raised for foie gras and it created quite a stir. The public was outraged by the cruel way ducks are treated. Her editor is elated because newspaper sales are up. The restaurant owner had NO IDEA about the way the ducks treated and he invites Jordan back to his restaurant for a free meal (hoping for a better review the second time). Things become sticky for Jordan when her waiter from the restaurant is found murdered in her apartment building and Jordan is the prime suspect. This is the first book in the Clueless Cook series. With all of the winning characters in the series, it won't be the last. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the works of Cleo Coyne, Joanne Fluke and Julie Hyzy.] -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[ official Liver Let Die excerpt on the official Liz Lipperman web site ]

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