The Big Chili (An Undercover Dish Mystery #1) (Mass Market)
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This is book number 1 in the An Undercover Dish Mystery series.
First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers...
Lilah Drake’s Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves. But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble…
After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don’t have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own. While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who’s really behind the apron.
So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder—and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective. To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide…
About the Author
Julia Buckley is the author of the Teddy Thurber mysteries and the Madeline Mann mysteries. She’s a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Romance Writers of America, along with the Chicago Writer's Association. Julia has taught high school English for twenty-six years; she lives near Chicago with her husband, two sons, four cats, and one beagle.
“Julia Buckley launches her new series with a delectable concoction of appealing characters and smart sleuthing—and tasty food!”—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author of the County Cork mysteries
“The Big Chili is sweet and highly entertaining, with a cast of fun, quirky characters...Readers are sure to devour this yummy mystery.”—Sue Ann Jaffarian, national bestselling author of the Ghost of Granny Apples mysteries and the Odelia Grey mysteries