"tasty amateur sleuth"
The plaza, a shopping center in Kansas City, is festive
dining the holiday season and Foster's Chocolates blimp
just adds to the glittery atmosphere. Chef Heaven Lee and
her friend Stephanie are eating at a restaurant in the
plaza when they hear gun shots. Somebody shot at the blimp
and killed the man operating it.
Foster's Chocolates is celebrating its fifteenth
anniversary in business when a man trying to destroy them
is murdered on the property. Heaven, always interested in
solving a murder case, does a little snooping. She
discovers that the Foster family is divided against itself
and everyone had a motive to kill the man. Things turn
really weird when Foster's Chocolates and Stephanie's
Chocolates shop are vandalized, but Heaven is incensed when
somebody trashes her restaurant too. She's very determined
to find out who the perp is and bring that individual down.
This culinary mystery should come with a calorie warning:
Do not read when hungry. The recipes, mostly chocolate,
are easy to follow and taste delicious (don't say a word).
The who-done-it is excellent because there seems to be as
legit suspects as the number of carbo grams in any of the
recipes. Lou Jane Temple has written another tasty amateur
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 10, 2002