Scam Chowder (Five-Ingredient Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Maya Corrigan

Kensington Publishing Corporation, 9781617731402, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2015

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Val Deniston loves the historic Chesapeake Bay town where she lives with her grandfather, the Codger Cook. Running the fitness club's Cool Down Caf --and salvaging the five-ingredient dishes Granddad messes up--keeps her busy. She's used to his catastrophes in the kitchen, but not in the dining room...

Especially when one of his dinner party guests winds up face down in the chowder. The demised diner apparently scammed Granddad's best buddy, and since the other dinner guests have suddenly clammed up, the police have all the ingredients to cook up a conviction for Granddad. With his freedom--and Val's caf job--on the line, Val is in a sweat trying to avert a catastrophe. But dredging up old secrets might just be a recipe for murder...

Includes 6 five-ingredient recipes

About the Author

Maya Corrigan lives near Washington, D.C., within easy driving distance of Maryland's Eastern Shore, the setting for this series. She has taught courses in writing, detective fiction, and American literature at Georgetown University and NOVA community college. A winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, she has published essays on drama and short stories under her full name of Mary Ann Corrigan. Visit her at