Out of the Frying Pan

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Out of the Frying Pan

By Robin Allen

Midnight Ink, Paperback, 9780738727967, 258pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2013

Description

Death for Dinner

Health inspector Poppy Markham suspects murder when a popular chef buys the (organic) farm.

Feast in the Field is the event of the season for Austin foodies. A fine-dining affair hosted by the Friends of the Farm, it’s Poppy Markham’s favorite opportunity to drink boutique wine and get the latest scuttlebutt from her pals in the restaurant business. But this year’s hottest dish of gourmet gossip won’t be whispered over a plate of cucumber crudités. Instead, it will be the announcement of the organization’s new president-elect. The competition between the candidates has been hotter than horseradish, and when the winner—uptight restaurateur Dana White—is struck down in her own kitchen, it’s up to Poppy to figure out who took her off the menu. 

Praise: “A must-read for cozy lovers.”—Publishers Weekly

“Allen delivers a breezy and likeable menu.”—Kirkus Reviews.



About the Author
Robin Allen is the author of the Poppy Markham: Culinary Cop Mystery series. Her writing has also appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Country Woman Magazine and Writers' Journal. In addition to writing, Allen has worked as a food server, cocktail waitress, bartender, and barista. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is a member of Austin's Heart of Texas Sisters in Crime (SinC) chapter. She can be found online at RobinAllenTX.blogspot.com.