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The Secret Ingredient Murders: A Eugenia Potter Mystery Mass Market Paperback – February 26, 2002
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A special dinner at Genia's rented cottage is arranged for the chefs. On his way over to attend the dinner, someone kills Stanley. Unable to ignore the murder of her long time friend, especially since Jason is the prime suspect, Genia begins to investigate in hopes of finding who had a motive. To Genia's shock, many of the locals, including the guest chefs, preferred seeing Devon dead.
Renowned author Nancy Pickard (see the Jenny Cain tales) affectionately pays homage to the late Virginia Rich by continuing the latter's popular Genia Potter series. The story line does justice to the original novels especially its star, leaving most readers unable to discern any difference between the two writers. As expected with a culinary amateur sleuth tale, the novel is filled with delectable recipes and savory food descriptions. Although the support cast is amusingly stereotyped to the extreme, there is no secret that this novel is a gourmetís delight.
The book totally keeps you guessing and the ending is great.
It did not deserve only one star. It was a good book.
A pleasant read with not much heavy lifting to solve the murder. The recipes seemed good as well.
When Stanley doesn't show up to his own party, the crowd soon discovers Stanley is dead. Genia decides to investigate the circumstances surrounding his murder, especially because her nephew is the chief suspect.
Genia soon finds that the none of area residents are saddened by his death, and now any number of people are under suspicion.
Nancy Pickard deftly continues the Eugenia Potter culinary mystery series. Her writing seems much more relaxed in this book, and flows well for an easy and enjoyable read.
It isn't easy to assume another authors writing style and voice, but Pickard has accomplished that and more as she has thrilled Eugenia Potter fans with three more stories than they would otherwise have enjoyed if she had not stepped up to the plate.
The Secret Ingredient Murders: A Eugenia Potter Mystery
Other than the above the plot is tight and the conclusion is satisfying.
Nash Black, author of SINS OF THE FATHER.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good mystery with lots of choices of whodunit. If you like the Eugenia Potter mysteries, you will like this. Recipes are not for the everyday cook.Published on April 4, 2014 by cb
This tale opens from the third person perspective of Stanley Parker, a diehard, leathery old man who's feeling, yet not succumbing to deterioration in every skeletal line, angle,... Read morePublished on April 7, 2005 by Linda G. Shelnutt
Ignore the rating of other critics. It is a wonderful read. Eugenia Potter is sympathetic and you just want to read the book in one sitting.Published on June 9, 2002
You might enjoy the book. The first chapter was so full of similes that it almost made me sick - as if this was the writing element being practiced at the moment. Read morePublished on May 24, 2002