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Culinary Food Writer Series

Nancy Fairbanks
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Turkey Flambe by Nancy Fairbanks

Culinary Food Writer Series : Titles in Order

Book 9
Forty-something Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She’s finally decided to throw in the dishtowel—and take on a dream job as a food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime—to taste. She could very well get used to this.
 
Carolyn’s New York launch of her first book has gone up in smoke—literally. At the urging of her editor, Carolyn agrees to flambé her popular turkey recipe for a crowd of fellow foodies and writers. When the publicity stunt rages out of control, two flaming turkeys are tossed out onto the street below. One injures the publisher, who was on his way to the party—and the other causes a tragic accident that ends the life of a young woman. Suddenly, the acclaimed food writer is being accused of a terrorist attack on Lower Manhattan. Now it’s up to Carolyn to restore her reputation and find out who sabotaged her book-launch flambé.
Book 8
Forty-something homemaker Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She’s finally decided to throw in the dishtowel—and take on a dream job as a food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime—to taste. She could very well get used to this…
 
When Carolyn’s husband Jason is invited to lecture in Lyon, France, it seems like the perfect excuse to indulge in one of the culinary capitals of the world. But along with picturesque street scenes and exquisite meals, the couple is met with incomprehensible traffic, pushy locals, and a thoroughly unpleasant attempt on their lives.  A colleague falls victim to a fatal foie gras—intended for Carolyn and Jason. And as amorous secrets and more victims are added to the mix, Carolyn must discover who cooked the dirty dish—and really watch what she eats….
 
Includes authentic recipes of France!
Book 7
Forty-something homemaker Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She’s finally decided to throw in the dishtowel—and take on a dream job as a food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime—to taste. She could very well get used to this…
 
Even if Carolyn has to share a cabin with her mother-in-law, it’s still a terrific Mother’s Day present: passage on the Bountiful Feast, a gourmet European cruise ship. Unfortunately, the attitude of the disgruntled crew is putting a damper on the trip. So is the disappearance of a female passenger—not to mention the disastrous shortage of double chocolate raspberry mousse. And when passengers are drugged and a corpse turns up, it’s clear to Carolyn that the Bountiful Feast is sailing headlong into dangerous waters…

Includes recipes!
Book 6
Forty-something homemaker Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She’s finally decided to throw in the dishtowel—and take on a dream job as a food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime—to taste. She could very well get used to this.
 
Carolyn is looking forward to firing up some passion with her husband—and enjoying sumptuous Italian food—in romantic Sorrento, Italy. But an air-traffic controllers’ strike strands Jason in Paris and puts him in danger of missing his chemistry conference. So Carolyn’s first day is spent with a beautiful Italian woman named Paolina, who has been stood up by her lover. The next day, Carolyn’s ciesta turns as sour as balsamic vinegar when she finds her lovely companion drowned in the hotel’s pool. Could it have been suicide? The buffalo mozzarella? Or the president of the chemical company who just happened to be Paolina’s boss—with benefits?
Book 5
Forty-something homemaker Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She’s finally decided to throw in the dishtowel—and take on a dream job as a food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime—to taste. She could very well get used to this.
 
Carolyn spices things up at a post-production opera party in El Paso, Texas—where the company’s notorious artistic director, Vladislav Gubenko, eats some bad guacamole that disagrees with him right to the death. A scorned soprano admits to maliciously mixing the dish to get back at Vlad for passing her over for her dream role. But Carolyn learns that foul play, not foul food, was the real culprit—and uncovers some unsavory secrets about Gubenko that lead to a full menu of suspects. Now, the heat is on as Carolyn tries to drop the curtain on a fiend with a taste for murder.
 
Includes authentic Tex-Mex recipes!
Book 4
“The perfect blend of mystery and mouthwatering foods . . . A delectable series.”—The Mystery Reader

Forty-something homemaker Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She has finally decided to throw in the dishtowel—and take on a dream job as a food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime—to taste. She could very well get used to this…
 
Soon after arriving in San Francisco, Carolyn takes a deep breath and does what she has to…calls her mother-in-law to tell her they’re in town. The answering machine picks up: “You have reached Professor Vera Blue. I am not home because I have been arrested for first degree murder.”
 
Now Carolyn has to go directly to jail—to find out why the famous feminist was at the scene of the crime with the victim’s blood all over her. Between police and prisoners, lawyers and liars—and even a few earthquake tremors—Carolyn is truly shaken. And she still has yet to sample Frisco fare. She could always taste-test prison food. Now that would make an interesting column…
Book 1
Forty-something homemaker Carolyn Blue is through with cooking and cleaning. She’s finally decided to throw in the dishtowel—and take on a dream job as food writer. Now her plate is filled with exotic locales, delectable foods, and even a dash of crime—to taste. She could very well get used to this.It was a perfect arrangement. Carolyn had already planned to accompany her husband to an academic conference in New Orleans—an event that meant visiting old college pals. So why not use the opportunity to write a story about Cajun cuisine? But just as she gets a taste of Creole, she gets a bite of crime…Her friend Julienne disappears at a dinner party. True, she had been fighting with her husband, but this only worries Carolyn more. Now, she has to put her taste-testing aside to search for answers—and the trail leads her right to an alligator swamp. Carolyn better act fast, because in these parts, it’s eat or be eaten…Includes over a dozen delicious Southern recipes!

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