Book Reviews of The Cooking School Murders (Eugenia Potter, Bk 1)

The Cooking School Murders (Eugenia Potter, Bk 1)
The Cooking School Murders - Eugenia Potter, Bk 1
Author: Virginia Rich
ISBN-13: 9780345345035
ISBN-10: 0345345037
Publication Date: 11/12/1986
Pages: 207
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I will read more in the series. Eugenia Potter lives in a small town in Iowa. She talks the local school into giving a gourmet cooking class when a famous cook comes to town for an extended visit. Someone is stabbed after the first class where knives had been the topic. It seems an easy case to solve after someone else commits suicide. But did he? Something just doesn't feel right to her so she decides to start digging.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first in a very special series of mysteries. Mrs. Genia Potter could be your aunt or the lovely widow lady next door. Before you have finished this book, you feel like she is a member of your family. Virginia Rich does a fine job of developing her characters and moving the reader along with her enticing plot. The recipes are delicious too. Thank goodness Nancy Pickard has picked up the series and Mrs. Potter is able to continue solving her little mysteries
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first in a very special series of mysteries. Mrs. Genia Potter could be your aunt or the lovely widow lady next door. Before you have finished this book, you feel like she is a member of your family. Virginia Rich does a fine job of developing her characters and moving the reader along with her enticing plot. The recipes are delicious too. Thank goodness Nancy Pickard has picked up the series and Mrs. Potter is able to continue solving her little mysteries. Thank you ladies for these delightful books.
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A bit old fashioned in speech patterns - but I suppose that Aunt 'Genia is a bit old fashioned herself! Interesting mystery of three rapid murders.
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If you don't require your cozy murder mysteries to take place in England ... and you're of the temperament to overlook that this book was written before cell phones and DNA tests ... you'll probably enjoy this novel. It's well-plotted, well-paced, the characters are deftly described, and the suspects are plentiful.

The no-nonsense, thoughtful, would-be detective is a middle-aged woman who returns to her native Iowa to decide how to dispose of her family's lake-front estate. There, she renews old acquaintances, makes some new ones, and finds herself in the middle of the first-ever triple homicide to occur in a class-conscious, slowly modernizing, Midwest burg, where an adult-ed cooking class is just the thing to attract the pillars of the community in the early 1980s.
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Got 3/4 through this book and lost interest. It may just be me, or my mood at the time.
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Delicious! Cozy mystery. If you like food, mysteries and murder, you'll love this book.
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An easy going cozy that keeps you guessing until the last page.
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Meet Mrs. Eugenia Potter, an attractive widow of a certain age...a terrific cook and a most delightful sleuth! -- Recipe for a delicious whodunit! Take one very small town (Harrington, Iowa, pop. 4785). Blend in one elegant cooking lesson in the proper use of a French boning knife. Add one shocking murder, featuring the same French knife. Toss in two more sudden deaths. Combine a taste for fine food with a generous helping of wit and style. And you have...The Cooking School Murders.

In Eugenia Potter, author Virginia Rich created one of the mystery genre's most endearing sleuths--a character the San Francisco Chronicle called "one of the most delightful new detectives to appear in years."
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OK but not great. Does have some good recipes in it.