Book Reviews of Cooking Up Trouble (Angie Amalfi, Bk 3)

Cooking Up Trouble (Angie Amalfi, Bk 3)
Cooking Up Trouble - Angie Amalfi, Bk 3
Author: Joanne Pence
ISBN-13: 9780061082009
ISBN-10: 0061082007
Publication Date: 8/29/2006
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Cooking Up Trouble (Angie Amalfi, Bk 3) on + 359 more book reviews
Angie Amalfi is hired to develop a menu for a new Northern California inn, with the added enticement of being able to bring her boyfriend along for the week. What could be better? Well, for openers, the menu could be not vegetarian. Then there are the threats, the missing person and someone hitting on her boyfriend. Wonderfully atmospheric.
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Chef Angelina Amalfi is looking forward to a week at a new resort hotel on the remote Northern California coast. She's been hired to assist the owner of a new Bed and Breakfast to develope a nutritious and tasty vegetarian menu. Besides, the secluded hideaway should be just the place to further her romance with San Francisco homicide detective Paavo Smith. Unfortunately, Angie's dream weekend turns into a disaster from the moment she shows up at the historic mansion, which hasn't exactly been renovated as she was lead to believe. The investors aren't exactly what Angie pictured either. An aging hippy, his beautiful and solemn sister, a dingy heiress, a channeler and a self-styled guru are only some of the quirky personalities Angie has to deal with. Not to mention the ghosts of past residents. As tensions rise between the owners of the business, a rainstorm maroons them at the inn. Angie and Paavo are stuck in a leaky, drafty old house with the warring investors and at least one killer. Hardly Angie's idea of a romantic weekend with her sweetie. To top it off, the mastermind behind the inn has stocked the larder with soybeans and little else. Angie's Cordon Bleu training is for naught when all she has to work with are a few tired vegetables and soy milk. Angie and Paavo work against the clock to unmask the killer before no one is left to dig out after the storm.A nice balance of romance and suspense, tension and humor! Joanne Pence paints her scenes with a masterful hand. The house is a living, breathing part of the story! A classic mystery with lots of wit and romance thrown in!Annette Carney -- Copyright © 1994-97 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved
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Anogther great Angie Amalfi mystery. A really fun read.
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One of my favorite mystery authors.

Per "Mystery Scene": "Once again Joanne Pence serves up a feast of mystery, humor and some nicely observed human relationships. Sinfully funny writing and plot twists make this a flavorful dish."
reviewed Cooking Up Trouble (Angie Amalfi, Bk 3) on
3rd book in Angie Amalfi mystery. Angie & Paavo hope for a romantic vacation together, but instead end up in a haunted house complete with murder!
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3rd book in series, another entertaining cozy.
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Another great book in the series, probably my favorite one so far.
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I liked this book a lot. I will try to get more of the series.
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Even away from home Angie gets involved in murder and needs Paavo to save her. I enjoyed the change of scenery in this story. I love this series so far. I look forward to her next escapade -- I am certain there will be one after another.
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The mystery has a little of everything - romance, a B&B set on a high California cliff, the occasional dead body and missing person, a handsome detective and, believe it or not, a gourmet vegetarian chief (recipes not included)! It is an entertaining read about the antics of a group of investors who meet at this not-yet-open Inn to sample the wares.
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Synopsis from book cover:

Angie Amalfi's latest job, developing the menu for a new inn, sounds pretty enticing initially -- especially since it means spending a week in scenic northern California with her homicide detective boyfriend. But once she arrives at the soon-to-be-opened Hill Haven Inn, surrounded by a bunch of antagonistic investors and a chef/owner with less-than-appetizing ideas about cuisine, Angie's not so sure. The added ingredients of an ominous threat, a missing person, and a woman making eyes at her man leave Angie convinced the recipe in this inn's kitchen is one for diaster.

.........A Feast of Mystery, Humor and Some Nicely Observed Human Relationships.