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.
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.
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.
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.