The Gourmet Girl Mysteries Volume One Three mysteries about Bostonian foodie Chloe Carter who is after the perfect meal and the perfect man—but death keeps finding her at the dinner table.
Grad student and food connoisseur Chloe Carter has had more success navigating the gastronomic treasures of Boston than finding love. And when murders are linked to upscale restaurants, she must use all her culinary and investigative expertise to solve the cases.
Steamed: Chloe meets Eric, her online match, at a five-star restaurant. But before dessert is even served he’s found dead in the men’s room. Suddenly, Chloe is plunged into the cutthroat world of trendy restaurants and murder investigations. Along the way she connects with a sexy chef—but is he Eric’s killer?
Simmer Down: Chloe’s dishy boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, has just landed his dream job as executive chef at the new restaurant Simmer. As he preps for a New Year’s Eve grand opening, Chloe hooks him up with an annual charity fundraiser. Everything is going perfectly—until murder makes a late addition to the menu.
Turn Up the Heat: Having an executive chef boyfriend guarantees Chloe the best table at Simmer, Boston’s hottest new restaurant, any night of the week. So when the body of one of Simmer’s waitresses is found dead in a seafood delivery truck and expensive cooking equipment goes missing, Chloe is on the case.
Praise for Steamed
“This scrumptious cozy, the first of a new series, has it all—charming characters, snappy dialogue, and mouth-watering recipes.” —Publishers Weekly
“Susan Conant teams up with her daughter to write a refreshingly charming chick-lit mystery. . .There’s no doubt about it—this is the start of a great new series.” —Midwest Book Review
“Steamed grabs you from the start, as the heroine is witty, down-to-earth, and rolls with the punches. Great competition to anything Diane Mott Davidson has ever offered.” —Roundtable Reviews
Praise for Simmer Down
“A heaping helping of simmering suspense . . . Deliciously delightful!” —Alesia Holliday, author of Blondes Have More Felons
“Packed with delicious recipes . . . the Gourmet Girl Mysteries have quickly become one of my favorite culinary mystery series.” —Roundtable Reviews
“The writing is breezy yet polished, the plotting adept, the overall tone funny without trying too hard.”—Cozy Library
Praise for Turn Up the Heat
“Combines a nicely detailed Back Bay setting with plenty of insights into the restaurant business . . . Recommend this one to fans of foodie crime.” —Booklist
“The authors serve up another delectable dish of detection.” —Publishers Weekly
“Spiced with mystery, romance, and recipes.” —Kirkus Reviews
Jessica Conant-Park is the author of the New York Times bestseller Flat-Out Love, as well as the coauthor of the Gourmet Girl mysteries. She lives in New Hampshire, where she spends an obscene amount of time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations.
Susan Conant is the author of twenty mystery novels and two short stories featuring Holly Winter and her Alaskan malamutes. She is an eight-time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Medallion and her dog mysteries have been translated into German, Swedish, Finnish, and Japanese. Conant has also published nonfiction books and collaborated with her daughter, Jessica Conant-Park, on the Gourmet Girl culinary mysteries. She lives near Boston with her husband, Chartreux cats, and Shetland sheepdog.