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eBook Steamed (Gourmet Girl Mystery) ePub

by Jessica Conant-Park

  • ISBN: 0425208052
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Jessica Conant-Park
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; First Edition edition (March 7, 2006)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1360 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1693 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 755

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Cook the Books (The Gourmet Girl Mysteries Book 5). Jessica Conant-Park. Publishers Weekly Famous writer of mysteries involving cats and dogs, Susan Conant teams up with her daughter to write a refreshingly charming chick-lit mystery.

Cook the Books (The Gourmet Girl Mysteries Book 5). There’s no doubt about it-this is the start of a great new series.

Steamed (Gourmet Girl Mystery). I really liked "Cook the Books" which is part of the Gourmet Girl mystery series. Even if you haven't read earlier books in the series, "Cook the Books" would be a good place to start.

If you love great culinary cozies, you'll enjoy the Gourmet Girl by Jessica Conant-Park, daughter of Susan Conant of the Dog Lovers Mystery series. She's a graduate school for social work, just to make her uncle Alan happy, which was written in his will.

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 Food for Thought, an annual charity fundraiser

Susan Conant is an American mystery writer. She is best known for her Dog Lover's Mysteries series, featuring magazine writer Holly Winter

Susan Conant is an American mystery writer. She is best known for her Dog Lover's Mysteries series, featuring magazine writer Holly Winter. Conant graduated from Radcliffe College with a degree in social relations, and a doctorate from Harvard in human development. She is active in Alaskan Malamute Rescue and is a three-time recipient of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Award for Fiction Writing.

Электронная книга "Steamed", Jessica Conant-Park, Susan Conant

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Jessica Conant-Park is the author of Clear, Left Drowning, and the New York Times bestseller Flat-Out Love, as well as the coauthor of the Gourmet Girl mysteries

Jessica Conant-Park is the author of Clear, Left Drowning, and 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 time thinking about rocker boys and their guitars, complex caffeinated beverages, and tropical vacations.

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Steamed (A Gourmet Girl Mystery by Jessica Conant-Park. Susan Conant, the acclaimed author of the Dog Lover's mysteries and the Cat Lover's mysteries, now teams with her daughter for a new culinary mystery series featuring Chloe Carter (known in the chatrooms as GourmetGirl), food connoisseur and survivor of failed romances.

Known in local chatrooms as GourmetGirl, Chloe Carter, a food connoisseur and expert in failed romances, continues her quest to find the perfect man, but a first blind date with a fellow food lover goes horribly wrong when he is stabbed to death and a second date turns out to be the prime suspect, in the first volume in a new culinary mystery series that comes complete with recipes.

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Zbr Zbr
Chloe is a student who goes on an internet date with a man who gets knifed to death in the bathroom, during their date. The man told everyone, even his family, that he had been dating her for a while. Chloe gets roped into going to the funeral. She also winds up caught up in the restaurant business. She falls for a chef, Josh, who works in one of the restaurants that is owned by a divorced couple. The police think Josh killed the man in the bathroom, so Chloe is trying to find the murderer.

Very Interesting Mystery
Samugul Samugul
This is the first book in the Gourmet Girl Mystery series. It is a little different from the other cozy mysteries I have read, with a younger, less serious protagonist. Chloe, is a 20-something woman, and is headed back to school for a graduate degree in order to get an inheritance. She has picked social work as her area, thinking it will be something she will enjoy. The program,students, and classes are not what she expected and she wonders how she will get through. After seeing her neighbor/boyfriend with another woman, she begins online dating hoping to find someone who matches her love for food. She has a dismal first date at a new restaurant, particularly when her boorish date ends up dead. Chloe gets dragged into going to the funeral when his parents think that she is his fiancee. There she meets Josh, an up and coming chef who she thinks may be a candidate for romance. When Josh ends up being a suspect, Chloe works to find out the truth, even dragging the case to her talk therapy class to get help. This was a light, breezy mystery, with a lot of humor and I am curious to see how the series develops.
Gunos Gunos
I love cozies and I love food, so I thought I might be able to add the Gourmet Girl series to my "follow" list. Honestly, I found that I disliked so much about this book that nothing could salvage it for me. I just couldn't get into it, though I did finish the book. There were a handful of scenes or quips that I found funny, but, overall, I just found it sad and I found Chloe unlikeable.

Chloe was shallow, vain, selfish, and thoughtless. I didn't mind that a good portion of the book focuses on who Chloe was sleeping with and who she wanted to sleep with - welcome to Generation Y. What I didn't like was that she was in graduate school, in the social work field, and rather than wanting to be a catalyst for the betterment of society or wanting to help people in general, Chloe was only doing it because she had to go to graduate school to inherit a large sum of money from her dead uncle. Her internship at a place that she can't remember the name of is dedicated to helping women being harassed in the workplace, but it's all a joke to her. That's just so sad to me, even in a fictional story. I think a lot of this stuff was meant to be funny, but I just didn't feel it.

She spends all this time deceiving the grieving parents of her murdered date so she might find some clues to help get exonerate her want-to-be-beau who wasn't even a serious murder suspect given the lack of police presence in the book. Other than three or four scenes, the detective in charge is just a voice on the phone that Chloe disregards.

The mystery wasn't bad, but most of the suspects and clues are found while she's lying to the dead date's parents, buying deep discount paint when she spent $100 on cosmetics to try to hook up with the Chef Beau, or scarffing down free food with her rude date, at the dead date's post-memorial service gathering, or at the Beau's restaurant.

The authors' writing capabilities are obviously top of the line and they are quite knowledgeable about both the food and the psychology aspects of the story. But, in the end, I just couldn't get behind this story. I don't expect I'll purchase any of the other books.
Voodoolkree Voodoolkree
This begins with a stereotypical grad student talking about a stereotypical relationship. I think the book is not for me.
Goldcrusher Goldcrusher
Looking forward to reading more of these
Nakora Nakora
This is light and easy to read. The action starts quickly and carries through. Great book for the beach or backyard.
Juce Juce
I was having breakfast in York Maine and one of the books from the series was for sale. The owner of the restaurant gave it to me after I asked if it was a local author and he said his wife. So I have now read two of them and I find that I am laughing out loud.
Picked this book out of the blue. I love it so much I am now going to get the rest in the seires.