A missing young man. A woman’s body found in a back alley. Could the two be the connected? Enter the Alcrests.
Spencer – the handsome chef and owner of The Alcrest Gastropub who’s struggling to keep the restaurant going and Chrys – his gorgeous and stupidly courageous foster sister who’s often blind to consequences.
Chrys dives right into the mystery risking herself, her brother and her co-worker’s lives as she gets them in way over their heads. As they deal with their personal lives they are quickly introduced to a cast of colourful characters – drag queens, terrorists, secret agents and a sadistic murderer with eyes on one of them.
She will never admit it, but her mother disappearing when she was 3 and being fostered to the Alcrest family was the best thing to happen to her. The half Aboriginal beauty lives her life the way she wants it. Server at The Alcrest, dance instructor...and Chrys is always in search of the next adventure whether it be in her personal life or something more. Smart, sexy, curious, fearless, foul-mouthed and often wild are the best ways to describe her. Chrys Alcrest has a yearning to solve whatever mystery comes along until she gets to that one solution which has plagued her for her entire life.
Chef and owner of The Alcrest Gastropub, Spencer Alcrest has done his best to continue the legacy started by his father. He went to culinary school with big dreams of chef stardom only to return home to transform the family pub into something bigger. Beleaguered by inner fears of commitment and his foster-sister's antics Spencer struggles to keep the business in the black while keeping himself and his sister alive.
THE ALCREST GASTROPUB
With a constantly changing menu, depending on what is available from local purveyors, The Alcrest is a blast of flavor and excitement. With the open kitchen design customers are wowed by sauté pans exploding in balls of fire. A meeting place for local artisan groups it also features local entertainment on the weekends. The occasional headless body in the oven or homicides on its doorsteps should be overlooked . The fantastic food, family drama and employee antics by far make up for the murder, mystery and mayhem.
Language warning: This novel involves characters in the restaurant industry. There are swear words. I'm sorry if that is not your thing. Have a nice day.