A Stiff Risotto by Lou Jane Temple

A Stiff Risotto by Lou Jane Temple

By Lou Jane Temple

The knives are out!Heaven Lee-- proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City's celebrated Cafe Heaven-- knew she needed to watch her again at Aspen's gossipy actual Dish meals pageant. however it wasn't till the saucy cook dinner stumbled around the battered physique of 1 of the simplest Chef contestants that she discovered how lethal the contest may be.Every June, 5 thousand gourmands from around the globe assemble within the stylish inn city of Aspen, sipping wine within the pristine mountain air as 5 big name cooks conflict for the easiest Chef identify. whilst the rivals begin to drop, there is a bountiful offer of suspects. The intrepid Heaven discovers ratings to settle, Hollywood goals, and outright malice prior to ensuring a vicious killer will get their simply deserts!

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Heaven gave Joe an I-told-you-so look and smugly spooned a big helping of mashed potatoes on her plate, followed by gravy and coleslaw and lots of watermelon pickles. “Oh, ye of little faith. I know that if an uninformed person were so inclined, one could leave their home in Kansas City before dawn and make it to Aspen in one day. But then that poor ignorant soul would be passing through the Salina area at nine or ten in the morning. The Brookville Hotel doesn’t have a fried chicken breakfast, although it’s not a bad idea.

Yes, the top house is Miss Malone’s. ” Joe was practically jumping up and down in his chair. “Of course, not. ” Chris kicked the back of his friend’s seat. Heaven took the envelope and handed it to Joe. “We already knew. Yeah, right. You two are jumping up and down like you just won the lottery. Do not, I repeat, do not bother Trixie Malone this weekend, no matter what clever tack you come up with. ” Chris piped up from the back, “I won’t do anything stupid, I promise. Isn’t this exciting, though?

Heaven tried to look outraged, but she was laughing along in a minute. “Stop it, you guys. Really. Chris, reach back in that big paisley bag of mine, with the newspaper and the hair dryer sticking out of the top. ” “Got it,” Chris said as he twisted around and dumped the bag on his lap. ” Heaven glanced over her shoulder. “I thought that would be the angle. ” Joe chimed in, “Oh boy, fun. Now I see why you told us to bring the wigs and costumes. ” -3— HEAVEN pulled the van up to the gate. “Whoa, you didn’t tell us we were staying behind a moat,” Chris said with a low whistle.

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