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A Cooking Class Mystery Series

Miranda Bliss
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A Cooking Class Mystery Series : Titles in Order

Book 5
Annie Capshaw has found that the way to a man’s heart is through his cooking class. But just as she and her best friend, Eve, are planning Annie’s big day with Jim, her former cooking instructor turned boss, murder takes the cake—make that the wedding cake…
 
Determined not to be a “bridezilla,” Annie is trying to keep the nuptial nuisances to a minimum. If only Eve could control her maid-of-honor mania! Or if the groom’s cousin, Alex, who flew in from Scotland, could stay out of trouble… 
 
But then ladies’ man Alex meets a lovely American lass—only to become a prime suspect when she turns up murdered. Instead of handling the details of her wedding, Annie is investigating the details of a killing. The victim seemed to be living the perfect life of a suburban wife—the life Annie’s always dreamed of. Now Annie has to wonder—is married life a recipe for murder?
Book 4
Things are really cooking for Annie with her transition to the restaurant biz, full-time. But what’s meant to be the first day of the rest of her life might be the last day of someone else’s…
 
Annie is finally leaving the safety of her old bank job to work at her boyfriend Jim’s restaurant, Bellywasher’s. Lucky for Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, she’s working safely away from the flames this time as a manager. And lucky for Annie, she’s even closer to her best friend Eve, the hostess.
 
Things start taking a turn for the worse when Jim’s old friend, legendary cook Jacques Lavoie, doesn’t show up to teach their class. When Annie goes to fetch him she finds his assistant dead and Lavoie nowhere to be found. With mounting evidence against him and his odd disappearance, it looks like the cook has really landed in the soup. And now Annie must sift through every morsel of evidence before someone else gets served their last course.
Book 3
Cooking class is back in session for best friends—and sometime sleuths—Annie and Eve. But this time, Annie finds herself on the teacher’s side of the cutting board, and her best friend Eve in more hot water than ever.
 
Bar food. You wouldn’t think it requires any special talent. But the newly redesigned Bellywasher’s, featuring simple, delicious fare, is D.C.’s latest hotspot. There’s something about its down-home ambience that draws people. The owner, Annie’s boyfriend Jim, is offering a six-week bar food cooking class, and Annie is rolling up her sleeves to help. She knows Jim’s food is good—but she’s about to learn that it’s to die for.
 
When one of the students, Brad Peterson, is murdered, Eve becomes the primary suspect.  The whole class heard her say she wanted to kill him. She had good reason, too: Brad was the former boss who had her fired when she spurned his advances. But now, to prove Eve’s innocence, she and Annie must make sure all their ducks á l’orange are in a row.
Book 2
Best friends Annie and Eve know the bare bones of both culinary school and amateur sleuthing. Now they’re in the trenches, struggling to keep a new restaurant, Bellywasher’s, from going belly up… 
 
Annie and Eve have joined their former cooking teacher, Jim—who doubles as Annie’s on-again, off-again boyfriend—in running his new restaurant, Bellywasher’s. Bombshell Eve is the hostess, while Annie stays behind the scenes, frantically managing everything from the books to the radicchio supply. Then a rave review makes the spot an instant success, drawing Washington’s high-powered elite to sample Jim’s cooking…people with both money and secrets to burn.
 
Everything’s simmering along just fine until Annie and Eve find their friend Sarah, staffer to a powerful Congressman, lying dead in her tub. The cops want to write it off as a suicide, but the girls notice that, like Annie’s invoices, the facts just don’t add up. Then, after a series of suspicious “accidents” that come dangerously close to taking the girls permanently out of commission,  Annie and Eve realize that this kitchen fire isn’t about to put itself out…
Book 1
This first Cooking Class Mystery introduces Annie and Eve, best friends with nothing in common—except a lack of skill in the kitchen. A series sure to please cooks, wannabes, the hip set, young and old.
 
Cooking and love. Too bad Annie Capshaw stinks at both. Once she almost burnt the house down—boiling a pot of water. And a year ago, her ex-husband ran off with the dry cleaner. Since then, Annie’s put love on the back burner, and leftover Chinese takeout on the front. Until her bubbly best friend Eve signs them both up for cooking lessons.
 
On the first night, Annie and Eve see their fellow student Beyla arguing with a man—a man who later turns up dead in the parking lot. Now, with the police bungling the investigation, and Beyla acting more suspicious every day, the friends feel bound to uncover whatever secrets she’s hiding, before someone else’s goose—perhaps one of their own—gets cooked
 
Includes recipes for a full-course gourmet meal!

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