The perfect mystery for readers with an appetite for crime. Food connoisseur Chloe Carter is on a quest for the perfect meal and man. That's why the "Gourmet Girl" accepts an online date with "Dinner Dude". Too bad he's murdered in the restaurant. Leave it to Chloe to fall in love with the chef, who's also suspect number one.
"Fun Story, Sorority Girl Narrator"
Part-time student Chloe Carter is planning her best friend’s wedding, working for her parents - and glued to her chef boyfriend, Josh, as he competes to star in a new TV series. The premise: Josh hijacks unsuspecting grocery shoppers and prepares them gourmet dinners. Everything’s going great - until one shopper drops dead. Was it one of Josh’s competitors? Or the deceased’s husband? Or someone on the crew? Sifting through suspects, Chloe deals with wedding chaos and Josh’s erratic behavior.
"It was okay"
Still smarting over the break-up with her boyfriend, Josh, Chloe Carter takes a job as a cookbook writer's assistant - a job that puts her in contact with Josh's chef friend, Digger. But when Digger dies in a supposed grease fire, Chloe starts mixing ingredients to find out how he really died - and who killed him.
"It was ok"
Chloe leaps from the frying pan into the fire when she arrives for a meeting with Digger, one of Josh's friends and a rival chef, and discovers a dead body instead. Digger died of smoke inhalation from a blaze that started in his kitchen. Unable to believe that an executive chef would allow a grease fire to get so out of control, Chloe starts an unofficial search for the murderer.
After months between gigs, Chloe Carter's dishy boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, has just landed his dream job: executive chef at Simmer, Boston's soon-to-be hottest new restaurant. As Josh preps for a New Year's Eve grand opening, Chloe, on winter break from grad school, hooks him up with Food for Thought, an annual charity fundraiser.
Chloe Carter's Internet date commits the ultimate gastronomic faux pas: He dies before dessert. Ever in search of the perfect meal - and the perfect man - 20-something grad student and food connoisseur Chloe Carter draws the line at speed dating. But when the Massachusetts native reluctantly signs up for Back Bay Dates, she's soon communicating with a guy after her own heart.
National best-selling author Elaine Viets says the Gourmet Girl mysteries have "all the right ingredients!" Chloe Carter's boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, is prepping for the opening of Simmer, Boston's hottest new restaurant. But at a fund-raiser featuring samples of Josh's cuisine, a trendy club owner is found bludgeoned to death - by Josh's state-of-the-art, professional-grade food processor, the ominously-named Robocoupe. By opening night at Simmer, the list of suspects is almost longer than the line to get in. And Chloe is struggling to solve the crime before the final course is served.
Chloe Carter is helping her chef boyfriend with his new restaurant on Boston’s posh Newbury Street, when a crabby waitress is found dead in a fish truck. Was this a prank gone awry? Or did somebody want her to sleep with the fishes?
"A tasty treat"
Chloe Carter is ready for her 15 minutes of vicarious fame. Her boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, is competing with two other chefs to win Chefly Yours, a cable reality series. The show takes place at an upscale market, where a random shopper is selected to be the lucky recipient of a home-cooked gourmet meal; the winning chef is then chosen by the viewers. But Josh's television career might be over before it starts when a shopper's wife, Francie, dies after dining on his signature lamb chops and pesto gnocchi.
Having an executive chef boyfriend guarantees Chloe Carter the best table at Simmer, Boston's hottest new restaurant, any night of the week. But the Back Bay foodie's incredible comped dinners are usually enjoyed without Josh, whose pressure-cooker job has taken over his life. The same can't be said of Leandra, the pretty blond Simmer server whose body was just found in a seafood delivery truck. The truck belongs to Owen, the fiancé of Chloe's best friend, Adrianna. And Owen has no alibi for the night Leandra was strangled with her apron strings and dumped in his truck.