A Michael Spraggue mystery.
When the great chefs of New Orleans stage an elegant banquet, tempers burn hotter than cayenne pepper. Up-and-coming Cajun chef Joseph Fontenot is found with a slender French cooking knife through his heart, and all the evidence points to Dora Levoyer, sublime cook to Boston's wealthhy and eccentric Mary Spraggue Hillman.
A guest at the banquet, Mary summons her nephew Michael Spraggue, actor-cum-private detective, to the scene. And soon Spraggue is investigating a murder case that will leave his mouth burning and his mind spinning. One thing is certain: the solution to the murder will make for a spicy mystery indeed!
About the Author
Linda Barnes is an award-winning author best known for the Carlotta Carlyle mystery series books. She also wrote a stand-alone novel, The Perfect Ghost which Publisher’s Weekly calls "a captivating story of love, rivalry, and revenge," along with the Michael Spraggue mystery series. She is the winner of the Anthony Award, the American Mystery Award, and an Edgar and Shamus Award finalist. She lives in the Boston area with her husband.
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