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Publisher Description

From the bestselling author of The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag series, Jennifer L. Hart, comes a new mystery series of mouthwatering proportions...

Pretty please with spaghetti on top?

Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party! But a broken heart and a bruised ego are the least of Andy's troubles when she discovers a dead body at the party with the words "welcome home" written in flour next to it. Is it a warning? A threat? Or a frame-up job? Andy is determined to find out. With the help of her over-the-top Italian family, Andy will prove that she has what it takes to not only cook the best dish in town but also catch a killer, too!

**Recipes included**

Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries:
Murder Al Dente – book #1
Christmas Al Dente – holiday short story
Murder A La Flambé – book #2
Murder Al Fresco – book #3

What critics are saying about Jennifer L. Hart's books:

"A must read for all people who love a good mystery and a jolly good laugh...laugh out loud funny."
~ Black Orchid, Cocktail Reviews

"Laugh out loud funny, realistic characters, snappy true to life dialog, and a sufficiently difficult mystery; all the required elements for an excellent read."
~ Manic Readers

"I would not hesitate to pick up another of Ms. Hart's works as she definitely made me with one book a lifelong fan."
~ Joyfully Reviewed

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 25
Gemma Halliday Publishing
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

WeMomma ,


Loved this series so far!!! Great mystery, romance, laugh out loud read. Surprised ending for me too! Reading the next one now!

ABrantley ,

Can't Wait for a Second Helping

I love a good culinary mystery and this was a great one. I loved that there were recipes sprinkled throughout the book and I loved the characters. This is a great start to the series and I can't wait to read more!

Gabbiegirl2 ,


All I can say is Wow!! Andy is hilarious and she made me laugh and cry. Loved how the recipes were worked into story. A great book.

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