Kate Jasper, Marin County, Californias own, organically grown, amateur sleuth returns in this fourth mystery in the series. (One of the most appealing and believable heroines in the current mystery field.--Phyllis Brown, owner of Grounds for Murder Book Store.) Kate and her new sweetie have finally moved in together in FAT-FREE AND FATAL.
But her sweeties venomous mother has moved in too, and shes working hard at destroying the relationship. Kate signs up for a vegetarian cooking class to get out of the house and out from under the prongs of her almost mother-in-laws tongue.
Only its a case of out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire when the owner of the classs venue, The Good Thyme Cafe, is found dead ... strangled by the electric cord of a SaladShooter. The police suspect Kates best friend, Barbara. Kate sleuths, fearing that otherwise, her friends fowl-free goose may be cooked.