The Twenty-Seven Ingredient Chili Con Carne Murders (Eugenia Potter Series #1)

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When a dinner guest of Eugenia Potter is found poisoned, supposedly from Mrs. Potter's famous twenty-seven-ingredient chili, the flabbergasted hostess knows she must act quickly before someone else is murdered.

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Overview

When a dinner guest of Eugenia Potter is found poisoned, supposedly from Mrs. Potter's famous twenty-seven-ingredient chili, the flabbergasted hostess knows she must act quickly before someone else is murdered.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Using notes and recipes of the late Virginia Rich ( The Cooking School Murders), Pickard, author of the Jenny Caine mysteries, serves up a fourth satisfying, chatty tale about master cook and amateur sleuth Eugenia Potter. In her home in New England, the widowed Mrs. Potter receives a call from Ricardo Ortega, manager of her Arizona ranch, who hints at trouble. Alarmed, she flies out to find that Ricardo and his granddaughter have disappeared. As neighboring ranchers and friends conduct a search, Mrs. Potter tries to determine the cause of Ricardo's unease. To feed the volunteers, she cooks up a huge pot of her 27-ingredient chili. Ricardo's body is discovered badly battered after an apparent fall, but Linda remains missing. The savory supper somewhat comforts the searchers, who leave with containers of leftovers. The next morning Mrs. Potter's elderly hired hand and two illegal immigrant boys are found dead, poisoned by the chili. Aiding the forthright sleuth in her ultimately successful pursuit of the killer and the missing girl is a rediscovered former lover. Suspense with dollops of romance and gossip makes this offering irresistible. Mystery Guild main selection. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440216414
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Eugenia Potter Series, #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 996,110
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Pickard
Nancy Pickard is the creator of the acclaimed Jenny Cain mystery series. She has won the Anthony Award, two Macavity Awards, and two Agatha Awards for her novels. She is a three-time Edgar Award nominee, most recently for her first Marie Lightfoot mystery, The Whole Truth, which was a national bestseller. With Lynn Lott, Pickard co-authored Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path. She has been a national board member of the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas. Visit her website at www.nancypickardmysteries.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2015

    Welcome to the Game of Thrones (medieval roleplay)

    This rp is based in the medieval times of knights,castles, and etc. <p> There will be a maximum of seven kingdoms with each kingdom having a house to lead it. The 1st kingdom is The Kingdom of Erendelli. Their leading house is The House of Carnage. The second kingdom is The Kingdom of Slavania. It's leading house is The House of Slavic. The third kingdom is The Kingdom of Asperion. It's leading house is The House of Asmur. The rest of the kingdoms will come when more roleplayers join or if any rise to such a high power to rule their owm kingdom. <p> Next are the rules: <br> 1. If treason is committed, death is the acceptable punishment. The King or 1st General will kill the criminal. <br> 2. Alliamces can only be made between kingdoms, if the King or Queen officially signs the document aligning both kingdoms. <br> 3. Abuse of women or children will result to imprisonment. <br> 4. The King or Queen can be overthrown, if they don't meet the people's needs. <br> 5. War cam be declarded if only sparked by an important cause like assassination or conquering territory already claimed by other kingdoms. <p> Map: 1. A Welcome <br> 2. Bios <br> 3. Kingdom of Erendelli/House of Carnage <br> 4. Moutains <br> 5. Kingdom of Slavania/ House of Slavic. <br> 6. Enormous foggy swamp/lake <br> 7. Kingdom of Asperion/ House of Asmur. <br> 8. Great Desert of Trei <br> 9. Deore Savage Camp 10. Grasslands of Tempora <p> About this roleplay: <br> Your objective is to rule your own kingdom (seven kingdoms total), or serve as a soldier in the army, or be a peasant in the town. Either way, you will experience tye life a person from the medieval times. Alliances between foes will be made, true love will be found, and death will consume us all, but don't fret! You will go on advetures to save loved ones or fight in a war to protect your kingdom or even make bread to feed your family. Live. Fight. Love. Hate. Die. & repeat again! <p> Hope this rp is enjoyable and I am the only leader (House of Carnage/ House of Erendelli). <p> P.S.: I rp at night on Monday-Thursday around 9 & on weekend late. If you have any questions ask me, King Chraos!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Good light reading

    Enjoyed the book and looking forward to reading more of the series.

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