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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (February 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425225984
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425225981
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,763,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In Conant-Park and Conant's cute fourth Gourmet Girl mystery to feature Chloe Carter (after 2008's Turn Up the Heat), Josh Driscoll, Chloe's chef boyfriend, unwittingly serves up some poisoned lamb on a Boston cable reality TV show, Chefly Yours. Both Josh and Chloe fall ill, but it's Francie, a randomly chosen shopper at the gourmet store Natural High, who eats too much of the digitalis-laced dish and doesn't recover. Was Francie the intended victim or just unlucky? Suspects range from Josh's fellow contestants competing for a new eight-part cooking show to some pranksters who may have taken a joke too far. Preparations for the wedding of Chloe's very pregnant best friend distract social work's answer to Nancy Drew from her sleuthing, but not for long. Recipes, some by pro chefs, round out this delectable chick lit cozy, which ends on an emotional cliffhanger for Chloe. (Feb.)
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Every chef’s worst nightmare is to have a diner drop dead after consuming his cuisine—it’s the ultimate negative review. In the latest mystery-with-recipes from the Conants, the authors find inspiration from popular television cooking shows. Chloe’s friend Josh competes on cable television in a series where a chef descends on some unsuspecting grocery shopper and accompanies the shopper home to “surprise” a significant other with a gourmet dinner. Voyeuristic thrills come from the stunned and startled eater’s reaction, and foodies get to watch professional chefs adapt to unfamiliar kitchens and improvised menus. To chef Josh’s chagrin, the unsuspecting shopper’s wife reacts to his fancy dinner with a speedy, televised demise. Chloe must find out just what killed the poor woman and who devised the foul deed. Recipes appended to this whodunit come from restaurants and stretch from simple salad to butter-poached lobster. --Mark Knoblauch

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At times I didn't particularly like Chloe, the main character.
momgonenutz
I eagerly await each GOURMET GIRL MYSTERY with open arms, and have loved each and every book in the series, but even I have to admit that FED UP takes the cake.
Erika Sorocco
I read it in about two days... I was even reading it during class.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BIGGSonbooks on June 29, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I absolutely loved this book! I read it in about two days... I was even reading it during class. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It was unpredictable and riveting. I'm looking forward to reading a lot of other books by these authors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 22, 2009
Format: Kindle Edition
Chloe has a very busy summer during her break from school. Not only is she planning her best friends wedding (and showers), but she's also working for her parents and helping out her boyfriend Josh as he competes for a TV food show of his own. When one of the contestants drops dead (as well as Chloe, Josh and the film crew getting sick) everyone assumes it was food poisoning. Unfortunately it's never that easy when Chloe is around. When Chloe finds out that the woman was in fact murdered, she sets out to find out just who is responsible. While dealing with Josh's weird behavior, the bride's whacked out mother and a very hot carpenter Chloe is determined to find out what happened. The wedding of Owen & Ade is sweet, funny and surprising all at the same time. Naomi (her mentor from last semester) helps brings calm and reason when it's needed most. And the cliffhanger will leave you begging for the authors to write book 5 just as fast as they can! Another delectable treat you won't want to miss!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Story Circle Book Reviews on April 11, 2009
Format: Hardcover
If "how I spent my summer vacation" is an essay topic for soon-to-be second-year social work graduate student Chloe Carter, she's going to go right over the word limit. She has quite a summer to tell about.

In the fourth offering of the "Gourmet Girl Mysteries" by mother-daughter team Jessica Conant-Park and Susan Conant Fed Up, Chloe has lots of adventures--and problems on her hands. She planned to spend the summer selling environmentally-sound rain barrels in and around Boston for her somewhat zany parents' landscaping business. She expected to use her extra hours helping her best friend plan her wedding, and to enjoy her boyfriend Chef Josh's company and cooking. Plenty to fill a summer.

Then while Josh is the featured chef on a reality cooking show, the woman diner takes a bite of his scrumptious lamb chop and shrieks. She doesn't shriek for long. In a few minutes, she is dead--poisoned with digitalis. Chloe, who sees herself as a latter-day Nancy Drew, tackles the mystery and manages to solve it, but not without excitement and some rather comic scrapes.

While the story has a light-hearted approach and some interesting subplots about wedding planning and flowers; especially foxglove; there are also serious moments--especially those dealing with the relationships between mothers and daughters. This is a cozy series with lots of appeal. Who knows where and when Chloe will confront her next mystery? I'm sure she will.

I face a dilemma about what to do with the book now that I've read it. Do I slip it into the bookcase with my collection of mysteries? Or does it join the ranks of cookbooks on the kitchen shelf? It's hard to decide, for a bonus lies within its pages, a collection of great recipes. (Yes, even one for lamb.) I can't wait for pumpkin season to try the wedding reception highlight "Pumpkin Stew in a Pumpkin."

by Patricia Nordyke Pando
for Story Circle Book Reviews
reviewing books by, for, and about women
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erika Sorocco on March 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Part-time Boston graduate student Chloe Carter is confident that she knows everything there is to know about fine dining and good grub due in large part to the amount of time she spends hanging around her hunky chef boyfriend Josh Driscoll. So when he has the opportunity to compete for a starring role in a local reality television series called "Chefly Yours," Chloe is determined to stand by his side and cheer him on, even though she has her hands full with assisting her pregnant best friend as she plans her wedding, and working with her parents selling - of all things - environmentally-friendly rain barrels. The prospect of the show is clever and original: Josh will kidnap unknowing grocery shoppers in the produce aisle, sweep them back to their humble abodes, and whip up a gourmet dinner that will make them grovel at his feet. Everything is going swimmingly until one of the shopper's turns up dead - after indulging in one of Josh's mind-blowing meals, that is.

It's obvious that Josh had nothing to do with the death. After all, the cameras were on him from the getgo; but even with Josh's name clear, Chloe is hungry to finger the killer. The tough part is that almost everyone appears guilty, or has a motive that would make them the perfect killer. Chloe can't seem to figure out whether one of the other competitors is behind the crime, or if the killer is closer to home - like the deceased's vegetarian husband. The list of suspects seems daunting, and Chloe can't seem to find a lead. It doesn't help that Josh has been acting a little off-the-wall lately, or that a sexy young carpenter has just made an appearance, and seems interested in luring any guy - single or spoken for - within a two-foot radius into her clutches.
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Format: Hardcover
Chloe Carter's boyfriend Josh is competing with two other chefs to win a slot on a new eight part TV cooking show. To win the contest he has to star in three episodes of Chefly Yours (as does his rivals) cooking meals for supermarket customers selected randomly by the show's producer. When the nine shows air, the audience will vote on who will star as the chef of the new series.

Josh has to cook meals for Leo the vegetarian and his wife Francie who is a meat eater. Challenged, by the herbivore-carnivore couple, Josh makes his selection and goes to their home to prepare their repast. While dining, Francie dies on camera; others who took bites of her meal get ill. Someone sprinkled the food with digitalis from the foxglove plant. In between coordinating her best friend's wedding and working for her parents while grad school is out for the summer, Chloe investigates the murder.

The latest "Gourmet Girl Mystery" (see TURN UP THE HEAT, SIMMER DOWN and STEAMED) is a delicious entry filled with action and plenty of humor. The whodunit is clever as there are many suspects who had opportunity and Chloe realizes what their motives are. When the killer is revealed this will make total sense to the reader as being obvious yet it is almost impossible to pick out the perp during the course of the story. The spunky heroine is the obvious master chef keeping the story line focused while the strong support cast adds depth to a tasty amateur sleuth.

Harriet Klausner
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