Dying for a Taste (Sally Solari Mystery) (Hardcover)

By Leslie Karst

Crooked Lane Books, 9781629535975, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

List Price: 25.99*
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After losing her mother to cancer, Sally Solari, the only lawyer in a family of restaurateurs, quits her job as an attorney to help her dad run his old-style Italian eatery in Santa Cruz, California. But managing the front of the house is far from her dream of running her own kitchen.
Then in a sudden twist her Aunt Letta is found murdered in her own Polynesian-French restaurant and Sally inherits the restaurant. But when her sous chef is accused of the crime and she finds herself suddenly short-staffed, Sally must delve into the world of organic and sustainable farming, Chez Panisse-style restaurants, animal rights activists--and buried family secrets--to help him clear his name and catch the true culprit before her timer runs out.
Leslie Karst serves a platter of intrigue in her stirring and satisfying debut "Dying for a Taste," which is sure to become a new favorite of food mystery fans.

About the Author

A jack of all trades, Leslie Karst has English, law, and culinary arts degrees. After graduating from Stanford Law, Karst worked as an attorney for twenty years before retiring, now spending her time cooking, gardening, cycling, singing alto in the local community chorus, and of course writing while travelling back and forth between Santa Cruz, CA and Hilo, HI with her wife, Robin, and their Jack Russell mix, Ziggy.