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Welcome to Bar Harbor, Maine, one of New England's most idyllic coastal towns. But as new food writer Hayley Powell is about to find out, the occasional murder can take a bite out of seaside bliss. . .

Single mom Hayley Powell is barely keeping her leaking roof over her head when her boss at the Island Times gives her a new assignment--taking over the paper's food column. Hayley's not sure she has the chops--she's an office manager, not a writer, even if her friends clamor for her mouth-watering potluck dishes. But the extra income is tempting, and Hayley's chatty first column is suddenly on everyone's menu--with one exception.

When rival food writer Karen Appelbaum is found face-down dead in a bowl of Hayley's creamy clam chowder, all signs point to Hayley. To clear her name, she'll have to enlist some help, including her BFFs, a perpetually pregnant lobster woman, and a glamorous real estate agent. As she whips up a list of suspects, Hayley discovers a juicy secret about the victim--and finds herself in a dangerous mix with a cold-blooded killer.

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

"What a delicious debut mystery!" Laura Levine

"A delicious read that I ate up in one sitting." Isis Crawford

More Mouth-Watering Praise For Lee Hollis And Hayley Powell!

"Sleuth Hayley Powell slides down as easily as one of her Lemon Drop Martinis (recipe included) and readers will be calling for a second round from author Lee Hollis." --Leslie Meier, author of Chocolate Covered Murder

"Delicious and satisfying. Another course, please." Carolyn Hart

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Death of a Kitchen Diva
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2.9 / 5
January 23rd, 2014
Enjoyed this book very much! Hayley is very determined to clear her name in the murder of rival Food & Drink columnist, Karen Applebaum. With the help of her brother, friends Liddy and Mona, Hayley is cleared and the true killer is caught. A fun, easy to read mystery for all ages. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
November 16th, 2013
Started off slow and wordy but progressed nicely and then kept my interest.
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Not my favorite by a long shot.
July 21st, 2013
I love mysteries and read a lot of them. This one is too simplistic and easy to figure out before the end.
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