Books, Cooks, and Crooks

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2014 - Fiction - 295 pages
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The national bestselling Novel Idea Mysteries are back, as Lila Wilkins—literary agent and sleuth—is setting up a delicious cookbook fair. But the tension in the kitchen is about to boil over…

Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, is bubbling with excitement for the Taste of the Town festival, and Lila is right in the middle of it all. Along with her coworkers at the Novel Idea Literary Agency, Lila is organizing a grand celebrity chef event, featuring food television's biggest stars, complete with cooking demonstrations, cookbook giveaways, and even a culinary writing contest.

But just as the celebration is about to start, the demo kitchen blows up, taking one of the star cooks with it. With all the explosive egos of the cook’s colleagues, it’s hard to find someone who didn’t have a motive to eliminate the competition. Now Lila will have to scramble to figure out which of her clients is a killer—before someone else gets burned.

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User Review  - JalenV - LibraryThing

Because I'd read book four, Played by the Book, first, I was already spoiled for a few revelations in book three, Books, Cooks, and Crooks. I still enjoyed it, except for two things: Why didn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - drebbles - LibraryThing

Lila Watkins and her coworkers at the Novel Idea Literary Agency are busy running the Taste of the Town Festival. Among the guests are several authors who prove to be quite a handful. As difficult as ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Lucy Arlington, the national bestselling author of the Novel Idea mysteries, including Every Trick in the Book and Buried in a Book, is a pseudonym for the writing team of Ellery Adams and Sylvia May. Ellery Adams is also the author of the Books by the Bay mysteries, including Written in Stone, The Last Word, A Deadly Clich, and A Killer Plot, and the bestselling Charmed Pie Shoppe mysteries, including Peach Pies and Alibis and Pies and Prejudice. Sylvia May is the author of The Unraveling of Abby Settel.

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