Steamed to Death [NOOK Book]


Gourmet health food caterer Gigi Fitzgerald is used to helping dieters drop a dress size. But when her clients start dropping dead, she’s ready to switch her chef’s hat for a detective’s cap and track down a killer. . .

Aging soap star...
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Gourmet health food caterer Gigi Fitzgerald is used to helping dieters drop a dress size. But when her clients start dropping dead, she’s ready to switch her chef’s hat for a detective’s cap and track down a killer. . .

Aging soap star Felicity Davenport is looking to revamp her image, and she’s using Gigi’s Gourmet De-Lite to help her shed a few of those unwanted pounds. Having such a high-profile client is definitely good for business, but when Felicity is found murdered in her sauna, things start getting too hot for Gigi to handle.

The list of suspects is a mile long, and Gigi’s best friend, Sienna, is at the top. Refusing to let her friend get blamed for a crime she didn’t commit, Gigi is determined to hunt down the real killer. But, as the case reaches a boiling point, Gigi will have to be careful or she could be the next one getting burned.


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What People Are Saying

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Praise for Allergic to Death

"A delicious, de-liteful debut...Tasty food, a titillating story, and a spicy town...Add a dash of romance, and you have the recipe for a successful series."—Avery Aames, Agatha Award-winning author of the Cheese Shop Mysteries

"Full of colorful characters, delicious diet foods, a rescued dog, and an intriguing mystery, Allergic to Death is tasty entertainment."—Melinda Wells, author of the Della Cooks Mysteries

"The meals that Gigi Fitzgerald makes may be low in calories, but author Peg Cochran serves up a full meal in her debut book."—Sheila Connolly, national bestselling author of the Orchard Mysteries

"A delicious amateur-sleuth tale."—Genre Go Round Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101623800
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 59,047
  • File size: 2 MB

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Such a disappointing follow-up to Allergic to death.  Our heroin

    Such a disappointing follow-up to Allergic to death.  Our heroine, Gigi, has apparently regressed from being a 30-something divorcee to a besotted teenager.  Gigi ponders what dress to wear, what cocktail to order, frequently blushes,  and still calls her hoped for boyfriend by only his last name.  She and the other characters speak like Perry Mason referring to clues and suspects and killers, and cases to solve.  Gigi rescued her sweet dog, Reggie, in the first book, but now Reg is just an afterthought.  More worrying, Gigi leaves Reg locked in her car, recommends declawing a friend's cat, and serves foie gras to her clients.  I enjoyed the first book but did not like Steamed to Death, may not take a chance on the third book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    Fun read!

    What a light, fun, and exciting read! I want to read the next one right away!

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  • Posted June 19, 2013

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    One of Gigi¿s new clients is aging soap star Felicity Davenport.

    One of Gigi’s new clients is aging soap star Felicity Davenport. She needs to lose a few pounds and then plans to have an extreme makeover to give her career a boost.  Felicity has also asked Gigi to do a little catering as she entertains some high profile guests from out of town. But before the guests even arrive Felicity has been steamed permanently. She was found dead in her sauna and it was definitely murder.

    The cops suspect Gigi’s very pregnant friend Sienna.  Gigi heats things up when she directs them toward several other suspects that have much better reasons to want the actress out of the picture. She had better be careful or she may be the next one getting burned!!

    I fell for these characters quickly while reading the first book in this series, Allergic to Death.They are even better in this one and they are joined by Declan McQuaid.  He may just give Dectective Mertz a run for his money when it comes to Gigi’s affections. In addition to Sienna she has served up a nice batch of other suspects too. From Felicity’s husband, her stepson, her manager, to the young starlet that plans to replace Felicity in the starring role, and more. Each could have set the dial to cook the soap star.

    The other thing I enjoy about these books is Gigi promotes healthy eating without sounding preachy and the delightful meals are described so well you can almost taste them. I wish they were really coming to our grocery stores but we are treated to a couple of recipes. One we plan to try soon as my husband just doesn’t believe it will work. I hope to post more about “Magic Omelets” soon!

    You do not have to be on a diet or a foodie to love this story. A well plotted mystery with plenty of red herrings  - in the story, not in the recipes 

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  • Posted June 4, 2013

    Steamed To Death is the second book in the A Gourmet De-Lite Mys

    Steamed To Death is the second book in the A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery series. And de-lite-ful series it is too.

    Soap opera star, Felicity Davenport has hired Gigi to help her lose a few pounds and to and prepare the food for a party she is giving for co-star and others from the show. Shortly before the party is to begin, Felicity is found dead in her sauna. What first appears as an accidental death, is soon to be considered murder as Gigi finds marks on the door, preventing Felicity to escape.

    There is a long list of possible suspects, the first being Sienna, Gigi's dear friend. Felicity's husband is reported to have money problems, Felicity's step son is known to steal money from her. Gigi needs to look at Vanessa, co-star of the soap and someone who desperately wants Felicity role, who is sporting an expensive.

    Gigi definitely has her plate full and not with her de-lite meals, if she is going to prevent Sienna from being charged with murder.

    Gigi's favorite restaurant is under new ownership and the owner, Declan McQuaid, a handsome Irishman with a tendency to flirt. Most of the other main characters from Allergic To Death are back to help. Alice, a police dispatcher, helping with the meals and helping Gigi sleuth. And of course of the person that Gigi would like to know better, Detective Mertz is back. Police work seems to always get in the way, but things are looking up. Last but certainly not least, Reg is back with his lovable little Westie ways. He's even called a Hero in this book.

    Delicious recipes are also included.

    Definitely looking forward to book 3.

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