Hot Dish Heaven: A Murder Mystery with Recipes
Author: Jeanne Cooney
Description: Cub reporter Emerald Malloy is assigned to gather “church food” recipes from the owner of Hot Dish Heaven, a café in a small town in the Red River Valley. Upon her arrival, she learns of a local unsolved murder. Confident that solving the case will catapult her from newspaper “gopher” to investigative reporter, she questions the locals while attending a benefit dinner-dance at the VFW. By the end of the night, she’s consumed lots of hot dish and bars while talking to everyone from the Irish-Catholic priest who lives among these Scandinavian Lutheran farmers to the café owner’s eccentric aunts. She also meets a hunky deputy sheriff and learns some tough lessons about herself. But the question remains, will she live long enough for any of it to matter?
Review: “Hot Dish Heaven is chockablock full of Garrison Keillor type characters and tasty Midwest flavor. Ms. Cooney's novel, complete with many must-try recipes, will keep you intrigued from start to finish.”—Lois Greiman, award-winning author of the Chrissy McMullen mystery series
About the Author: Jeanne Cooney grew up in the Red River Valley, where she plans to return soon. Her passions include baking, reading, and writing, and her greatest loves are her children and her granddaughter. http://www.jeannecooney.com/