Betty Ann Green is the Oprah of the cooking world. No wonder cookbook authors, celebrity chefs, and weight-loss experts alike would kill for a mention in the "Cooking with Betty" column in On Topic Magazine. Diet Guru, Dr. Alan Tolzer, is no exception. He craves the chance for instant success for his latest Westport Diet Book with an interview by the columnist. It's enough to make him swallow his pride and try to patch up his long-standing feud with the reclusive Betty. No surprise there. Everyone sells their soul in one way or another in the cooking industry. But murder is on the menu when Betty's assistant, Quincy Lazzaro, arrives for the interview. Quincy becomes entangled and his complicated relationships with both Betty and investigating police sergeant Nina Estevez is nothing less than a recipe for disaster. Bringing the murderer to justice without exposing the secret to Betty's success proves to be more difficult than a fad diet.
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|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Series:||A Cooking With Betty Reluctant Food Columnist Mystery , #1|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Ang Pompano’s short stories have appeared in many anthologies, including Malice Domestic’s Anthony Award-Winning, MYSTERY MOST EDIBLE. His first novel WHEN IT’S TIME FOR LEAVING was nominated for an Agatha Best First Novel Award. His second novel, DIET OF DEATH has been highly acclaimed. A member of Mystery Writers of America, he was awarded a Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for a novel in progress. He co-founded Crime Spell Books and co-edited and published the anthology BLOODROOT: BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME STORIES. He served for many years as a board member of Sisters in Crime New England and on the New England Crime Bake Committee. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Annette, and their two rescue dogs.