Allergic to Death (Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series #1)

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Preparing calorie-conscious meals for the dieters of Woodstone, Connecticut, Gigi Fitzgerald knows a cheater when she sees one. And when murder is on the menu, she's ready to get the skinny on whodunit...

Business is looking up for Gigi's Gourmet De-Lite, thanks to her newest client, restaurant reviewer Martha Bernhardt. Martha has the clout to put Gigi's personal meal plans on everyone's lips. But instead of dropping a few pounds, Martha drops...

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Overview

Preparing calorie-conscious meals for the dieters of Woodstone, Connecticut, Gigi Fitzgerald knows a cheater when she sees one. And when murder is on the menu, she's ready to get the skinny on whodunit...

Business is looking up for Gigi's Gourmet De-Lite, thanks to her newest client, restaurant reviewer Martha Bernhardt. Martha has the clout to put Gigi's personal meal plans on everyone's lips. But instead of dropping a few pounds, Martha drops dead from a severe peanut allergy...right after eating one of Gigi's signature dishes.

When the distractingly debonair Detective Mertz identifies traces of peanut oil in Martha's last meal, Gigi suddenly finds her diet catering business on the chopping block. Now she'll have to track down who tampered with her recipe before her own goose is cooked.

Includes delicious—and healthy—recipes!

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"A delicious, de-lite-ful debut."—Avery Aames, Agatha Award-winning author of the Cheese Shop Mysteries"Full of colorful characters...tasty entertainment."—Melinda Wells, author of the Della Cooks Mysteries"Peg Cochran serves up a full meal in her debut book."—Sheila Connolly, national bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries"A scrumptious mystery!"—Krista Davis, national bestselling author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425251461
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Gourmet De-Lite Mystery Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 263,132
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted August 18, 2012

    I like it. The key characters are all likable, from Gigi whose

    I like it. The key characters are all likable, from Gigi whose dogged
    pursuit of justice helped to apprehend a killer. There’s her best friend
    Sienna who plays the role of sidekick and lends a welcome ear when
    needed. Adorable Reg who gives Gigi unconditional love and then there’s
    Detective Mertz. The author did a good job in keeping me in suspense in
    this nicely prepared mystery that entertained me from beginning to its
    rewarding conclusion. This is an irresistibly and appetizingly
    delightful debut in the cozy genre that I hope is here to stay.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

    Allergic to Death

    This was an enjoyable mystery story. It was a quick read and interesting that it touched on peanut allergy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    Good!

    I really enjoyed this book! It is a fast-paced, easy read! I plan on getting the next one!

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  • Posted March 2, 2013

    The idea of this first cozy by Peg Cochran is very practical and

    The idea of this first cozy by Peg Cochran is very practical and timely.  Gigi runs a delectable gourmet diet food catering business where she prepares delicious whole fresh foods for her clients every meal.  Unfortunately, someone used her delivery service to manage to murder one of her clients. Even though the death is deemed  'accidental', death of a customer is never a selling point for this type of service.  The only reasonable thing GIgi feels she can do, is find out for herself what really happened.




    Many characters in this story are centered around a local theater group.  Overacting and huge temperaments prevail to make detecting difficult for Gigi.  Tall, handsome Detective Mertz tempts Gigi to make friends, as does Carlo, who runs an Italian restaurant.  Convincing people that someone is a murderer and it's not her, Gigi gets into many fascinating, and sometimes dangerous situations, but her whole business and beautiful new cottage will only remain hers if she can reveal the murderer.  The only good result of all this seems to be Reg, the adorable dog of the murdered woman.  Gigi adopts Reg and he becomes her 'buddy' and informal body guard.




    Fun characters, yummy foods, an adorable dog, and a mysterious 'accident' makes this a great first read that left me with an appetite for more!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Loved it

    I really could not put it down. Gigi was not full of herself like so many charactes are. Which tells me that the writer is not either, how refreashing. I can't wait for her new book. I hope that she gives detective mertz a chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Tammy

    Love this new series and look forward to more from Gigi!!!

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

    It was an ok read for a first novel, but I grew tired of reading

    It was an ok read for a first novel, but I grew tired of reading
    descriptions of meals for Gigi's Gourmet De-Lite meals. I know word
    count is important in a book, but let's have more plot and less edibles.
    Probably won't buy any more in this series.

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  • Posted August 13, 2012

    A fun read with great characters and nice recipes! I will read m

    A fun read with great characters and nice recipes! I will read more from this author.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

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    Gigi Fitzgarald has brought a new diet plan to Woodstone with he

    Gigi Fitzgarald has brought a new diet plan to Woodstone with her business Gigi's Gourmet De-lite. She makes 3 meals a day for her clients. With Martha Bernhardt, a restaurant reviewer, as her newest client she just knows her business is going to grow as her clients lose some inches. When Martha drops dead after eating one of Gigi's meals things just go nuts! Seems Martha had a peanut allergy and there were traces of peanut oil in her last meal.

    Gigi know she didn't drizzle any peanut oil anywhere near Martha's meal so she needs to find out who did and fast before more of her clients start dropping like flies instead of dropping the pounds.

    The author has created a wonderful mix of characters in a wonderful setting. Gigi has just enough spice to make her a woman to reckoned with and a heart that will have you rooting for her from the first chapter. Her friend Sienna is a great sounding board and Detective Mertz was really growing me and Gigi too. The puppy on the cover is a lovable Westie that used to belong to Martha. Gigi wastes no time in agreeing to take in her new four legged friend.

    As someone who is allergic to nuts this story his me on a personal level. Thankfully I have never had a severe reaction and watch what I eat so have not even had a minor flare up in years. But what a perfect way to commit a murder. Well almost perfect because the culprit does get caught.

    A great debut for what I know is going to be a great series. There are even some of Gigi's de-lite-ful recipes to try and some dieting tips too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Love the t Love the theme

    Satisfying read!

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