By Chris Cavender
comfortable cities like trees Ridge, North Carolina--the domestic of Eleanor Swift's delectable pizzeria, A Slice of Delight--don't take good to prima donna celebrities. So nobody is especially happy while television host and recognized chef Antonio Benet roars into city for a publication signing and manages to insult Eleanor, her deliciously saucy sister Maddie, and everybody else inside of earshot. Insults are something, besides the fact that. . .but a chilly dish of homicide is kind of one other. . .
Eleanor understands she's at the menu of suspects who might bury a kitchen knife among the rolling-in-dough chef's shoulders. yet so is Beth, the landlord of the book shop, who can have a few deep secrets and techniques to dish. Or Benet's own assistant, who rather well can have had it with pampering his blowhard boss. . . and should also have a few pie-in-the-sky goals of his personal. after which there's the television producer--is it actual the crusty chef was once bellowing approximately going to a different community prior to he reached his untimely expiration date?
along with her freedom--and even her looking-good-for-a-minute-there love life--on the slicing block, Eleanor's bought a heavily complete plate. the single means out of this mess is a fine looking tall order: carry the genuine killer earlier than she reveals a knife in her back.
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