Asking for Truffle by Dorothy St. James download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Even in cozies, the gumshoe should be clever and resourceful. She never entered any contest. In less than a week there's another death, things get very complicated, and Penn herself becomes the target of a killer. That is, until delight turns bittersweet as she steps straight into the midst of a deadly plot to destroy the seaside town.
Putney stalwart Enoteca Turi, whose wine list is one of the best in London, also goes truffle-mad. So when Penn, who lives in Wisconsin, gets a letter saying she won a trip to Camellia Beach, South Carolina - complete with cooking lessons at a chocolate shop - she's sure it's some kind of scam. By the time the merry company has reached the main course, the principal requirement of the food is that it should be aerodynamic rather than edible.
For example, after arriving in Camellia Beach Penn takes cooking lessons for four full days before she looks into Skinny's death. Not long afterward Skinny is found dead in a vat of chocolate.
Still, Penn has a hefty trust fund, and always fears people are after her money. But as wary as she is of the locals, she finds herself lured into their eccentric vibe, letting her defenses melt away and even learning the art of crafting delicious chocolates. Cooking for such parties is, let me tell you, a thankless task. Honestly I went into this book not expecting a lot.
These are legitimate issues - and I get it - but I don't need to hear it over and over again. There are also too many cooking scenes in the story. This time of year, however, the kitchen succumbs to the earthy delights of the truffle. Penn was complex, interesting, and fun.
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