By Lou Jane Temple
The knives are out!Heaven Lee-- proprietress extraordinaire of Kansas City's celebrated Cafe Heaven-- knew she needed to watch her again at Aspen's gossipy actual Dish nutrients competition. however it wasn't until eventually the saucy cook dinner stumbled around the battered physique of 1 of the simplest Chef contestants that she learned how lethal the contest may well be.Every June, 5 thousand gourmands from around the globe assemble within the stylish lodge city of Aspen, sipping wine within the pristine mountain air as 5 star cooks conflict for the easiest Chef name. whilst the opponents begin to drop, there is a bountiful provide of suspects. The intrepid Heaven discovers rankings to settle, Hollywood pursuits, and outright malice ahead of ensuring a vicious killer will get their simply deserts!
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Linda snatched the calendar from Tab’s hands and slinked back into her oversized gray leather chair. “Yes, and those paychecks are absolutely enormous, as you also know. ” Linda asked absently as she started to read the schedule for the hundredth time, red pencil poised. The staff of the magazine always had a betting pool on who would win the title. It was the New York food-publishing world version of a football pool. Tab was working on copy for the July issue, and he had brought it along to Linda’s office, knowing there would be time to do some editing while Linda went over every comma of the festival schedule again.
She paused. “That horrible Tony La Sala who worked at the café. Can you believe it? He could barely make stock and now he’s going to be famous. ” Joe asked. “Of course not,” Heaven said too quickly. “But for Sergio La Sala it must be horrible. He hasn’t been nominated before and he really deserves it and now he and his no-good son are running against each other. ” Chris’s face lit up. “I bet Tony will be at the party tonight. I can hardly wait to get my hands on him. He deliberately lost my food order for a party of eight on a busy Friday night.
Chris and Joe exchanged knowing looks. “Well, I know Jason Kelley and he likes to go to the beach in the winter, not the mountains. It must be the guy who owned the uniform company,” Joe said. “Right you are. Sol Steinberg. He was a wonderful skier, among other things. He was just one terrific person,” Heaven said with a catch in her voice. She abruptly got up and went over to their registration material. Chris and Joe could tell the history lesson was over. They didn’t press the issue and dutifully went over to the table and took a seat.