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Beat Until Stiff

Beat Until Stiff

by Claire M. Johnson
Beat Until Stiff

Beat Until Stiff

by Claire M. Johnson


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Cranky Mary Ryan has sunk a lot of time and talent into the American Fare, San Francisco's hottest spot, while grieving over her broken marriage. At work very early, she steps on a laundry bag stuffed with the dead body of one of her employees. The investigation soon exposes all the dirty secrets that the food business would like to keep secret: the philandering chefs, the silly whims of the dining public, the hiring of illegal aliens, and the subsistence-living pay scale. Events begin to spiral that in time take out the restaurant's celebrity chef and force Mary to use her unique skills to uncover a poisonous scheme. Beat Until Stiff is the first book in the Mary Ryan series.

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ISBN-13: 9781615951031
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Series: Mary Ryan Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 224
File size: 622 KB

About the Author

Claire M. Johnson completed the California Culinary Academy’s program for professional chefs in 1983 and worked as a pastry chef in San Francisco and Oakland for eight years. Set in the restaurant world, Ms. Johnson’s first novel, Beat Until Stiff, won the 1999 Malice Domestic Writer’s Grant. She lives in Lafayette, California, with her husband, two children, and numerous animals.

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