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  • Published: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780425259542
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $13.99
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Death al Dente: A Food Lover's Village Mystery Book 1


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The town of Jewel Bay, Montana—known as a Food Lovers' Village—is obsessed with homegrown and homemade Montana fare. So when Erin Murphy takes over her family's century-old general store, she turns it into a boutique market filled with local delicacies. But Erin's freshly booming business might go rotten when a former employee turns up dead . . . 

The town of Jewel Bay, Montana—known as a Food Lovers' Village—is obsessed with homegrown and homemade Montana fare. So when Erin Murphy takes over her family's century-old general store, she turns it into a boutique market filled with local delicacies. But Erin's freshly booming business might go rotten when a former employee turns up dead . . . 

Murphy's Mercantile, known as the Merc, has been a staple in Jewel Bay for over a hundred years. To celebrate their recent makeover as a gourmet food market, Erin has organized a town festival, Festa di Pasta, featuring the culinary goods of Jewel Bay's finest—including her mother Fresca's delicious Italian specialties.

But Erin's sweet success is soured when the shop's former manager, Claudette, is found dead behind the Merc on the Festa's opening night. With rival chef James Angelo stirring up rumors that Fresca's sauce recipes were stolen from Claudette, Erin's mother is under close scrutiny. Now Erin will have to hunt down some new suspects, or both her family and her store might wind up in hot water . . . 

Includes fresh, delicious recipes!

'Small-town charm and big-time chills. Jewel Bay, Montana, is a food lover's paradise—and ground zero for murder! A dizzying culinary delight with a twisty-turny plot! I'm totally enamored of Leslie Budewitz's huckleberry chocolates, Shasta daisies, and Cowboy Roast coffee.' Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author

'An intriguing sleuth who loves gourmet food, family, and her hometown, plus recipes to die for distinguish a delectable mystery.' Carolyn Hart, national bestselling author of Dead, White, and Blue

'Clever, charming, and completely yummy. Leslie Budewitz cooks up a delectable mystery! A tempting concoction of food, fun, and fatalities that will have you racing through the suspenseful pages…then heading for the kitchen to try out the irresistible recipes. More please!' Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity award-winning author

  • Pub date: 4 January 2016
  • ISBN: 9780425259542
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $13.99

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