The Kitchen Khemist

The Kitchen Khemist

by Mathiya Adams

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Mark MacFarland, a former detective with the Denver Police Department, always knew that the Mile High City had a seamier side, but it had never been his particular playground. After all, despite its lurid reputation, Denver's kink community was relatively peaceful and unobtrusive.

That all changes when Thorne Rose, a submissive participating in a BDSM "scene" dies. At first the death is ruled accidental...but that all changes when the ME discovers poison in the young lady's body. Then suspicion falls on the man who was beating her at the time, David Von Hoffman, also known as the Kitchen Khemist.

Did he really kill his submissive? Or is someone else responsible for poisoning Thorne Rose? MacFarland finds himself immersed in the exotic kinky world of Denver's BDSM community as he tries to discover if his client is an innocent man or a sadistic killer.

The Hot Dog Detective stories follow the adventures of Mark MacFarland, a former Denver Police Department homicide detective. When MacFarland's wife was killed, MacFarland began drinking, lost his job and home, then began living on the streets. After several years, he managed to sober up and start a new career. Now MacFarland operates a hot dog cart near the county jail and courthouse. But his crime-solving days aren't over, since in addition to providing his former homeless friends with free food, MacFarland finds himself solving crimes that the police can't solve.

The Kitchen Khemist is part of a series. Each book can be read independently, but if you want to read them in order, just follow the alphabet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158759505
Publisher: Misque Press
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Series: The Hot Dog Detective Series , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 912,957
File size: 174 KB

About the Author

I've lived in Denver for more than thirty years, but my job as a corporate trainer often kept me away from the city I loved. Finally I got the courage to follow my dreams and stay home and write about a character who has lived inside my mind for several decades: a disgruntled detective who runs a hot dog stand and studies foreign languages (both of which I have often dreamed of doing). Mark MacFarland is my idea of the ultimate hero. Not the kind who can save the world single-handed, but the kind who cares about what he is doing and does his best. He makes mistakes, often because he acts without thinking. Fortunately, he has Cynthia Pierson to do his thinking for him. He just needs to come to his senses and realize that.

You can contact me at mathiya., tweet me on Twitter @mathiyaadams, or get on my mailing list at You can also friend me on Facebook at

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