by Jessica Conant-Park & Susan Conant
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.
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Chloe Carter's boyfriend, Josh Driscoll, is the chef at the new restaurant Simmer. At a fund-raiser featuring samples of the Simmer's cuisine, which is to open on New Year's Eve, Oliver Kipper, part owner of trendy night clubs in Boston, is found murdered. He was bludgeoned to death with Josh's professional-grade, state-of-the-art food processor named Robocoupe.

Josh's ex-girlfriend and Chloe's ex-boyfriend have shown up at this event. Oh that Chloe wishes she could pin this murder on his ex. Chloe decides to investigate and soon worries that her boss Naomi did the deed, especially once she discovers he was a terrible flirt. Did he put moves on the wrong person? Did his wife know?

This is the 2nd in this delightful new cozy series. I can't wait for number 3. It is a light, easy read. Chloe is such a fun character. I really enjoy all her escapades, especially with men. Josh is a fabulous character. Plus the recipes are to die for.

Chloe's work at the Boston Organization Against Sexual and Other Harrassment in the Workplace and her studies in social work really help round her out and add to the ambiance of this great series. The various characters she comes in contact with provide a plethora of suspects and hilarious antics.

I highly recommend this book and series.

Dawn Dowdle