Southern Pasta Shop

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,373 ratings

Murder Al Dente Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag series comes a new mystery series of mouthwatering proportions...

Pretty please with spaghetti on top?

Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party! But a broken heart and a bruised ego are the least of Andy's troubles when she discovers a dead body at the party with the words "welcome home" written in flour next to it. Is it a warning? A threat? Or a frame-up job? Andy is determined to find out. With the help of her over-the-top Italian family, Andy will prove that she has what it takes to not only cook the best dish in town but also catch a killer, too!

Recipes included!

©2014 Jennifer L Hart (P)2015 Jennifer L Hart
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  • Book 1

    • Murder Al Dente

    • Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Jennifer L. Hart
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 929
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 855

    Andy Buckland has always dreamed of being a chef. But after a live studio audience is stricken with food poisoning during her debut cooking show, she finds herself blacklisted in the culinary community. The only job open to her is working in her family's southern pasta shop, and, to make matters worse, her first assignment is serving baked ziti to her former lover and his spoiled bride-to-be at their engagement party!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb writing and a fantastic narrator

    • By Judy C on 06-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 1.5

    • Christmas Al Dente

    • A Southern Pasta Shop Mystery
    • By: Jennifer L. Hart
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Andy Buckland is determined that nothing will interrupt her first Christmas with Malcolm Jones and her last holiday spent in her childhood home. When the family recipe book disappears from the Bowtie Angel, and Aunt Cecily threatens to put "The Eye" on the entire population of Beaverton if it isn't returned, Andy and Jones decide to put the eggnog on hold for a little old fashioned sleuthing. But as one secret leads to another and rumors are served up along with hot buttered penne, Andy can't shake the suspicion that her life is about to change forever.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • very short book

    • By Camille on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Murder á la Flambé

    • Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries Book 2
    • By: Jennifer L. Hart
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Andy Buckland isn't thrilled when sexpot celebrity chef Lacy L'Amour decides to open a competing ethnic restaurant in small-town Beaverton - right across the street from Andy's pasta shop, the Bowtie Angel. And matters heat up when L'Amour sets her sights on both Andy's customers and her man, Malcolm Jones, who has been acting strange lately. But all of that pales in comparison when Andy's long-lost daughter is suspected of arson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Liked this one too!

    • By Mary on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Murder Al Fresco

    • Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries
    • By: Jennifer L. Hart
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Cerreta
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Andy Buckland is no stranger to TV. The worst moment of her career happened when a live studio audience got food poisoning from one of her dishes. But when the pasta guru is given a slot in the televised cooking competition Diced Showdown, she sees her chance at redemption. In exchange for the shot at vindication Andy and her fiancé, Malcolm Jones, are tasked to find the identity of a mysterious blogger who has a nasty habit of revealing detrimental secrets of the show's top celebrity chefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous, Engaging Mystery

    • By Kira on 06-25-16

    Regular price: $19.95