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A Gourmet Demise: Murder in South Tampa by [Lewandowski, L. A.]
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After escaping the brutal murders in Montauk, L.I. Katherine Montgomery breathes a sigh of relief and settles into her sophisticated mansion on Tampa Bay. Her nights are filled with dear friends at the Gaspar Gourmets dinner club. Katherine's life seems ideal until a close friend dies. But the accident may not be what it seems, and Detective Frank Olson is assigned to investigate. Katherine is immediately attracted to the smart, handsome detective. She can’t help but wonder if his interest in her is as a woman or a suspect. When another friend dies after an elegant event attended by the local elite, it becomes obvious there is a common thread. Katherine’s world is turned upside down as the police investigation focuses on her intimate circle of friends. Frank follows a trail of clues, leading him to suspect a malignant secret curdling below the serene surface of the Gaspar Gourmets. Can he solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again? And has the exhibit of the Santeria paintings exposed Katherine to a murderer's evil agenda?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5341 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IA6J2CI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #811,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Forrest Gump's `Momma' might well have said, `Life's like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.', but I'm going to say that's also true of a book, not just life. This title doesn't give anything away, other than, yes, obviously, a murder takes places in South Tampa. But what, I wondered, was the Gourmet Demise all about?

So, when I dipped into this box of chocolates, I got a sumptuous delight I didn't know I was going to get. The sumptuosity is in the form of exquisite cooking and South Tampa's glitterati and their elite life styles. Therein lie depravity and greed. And that can only lead to one thing: murder. One isn't enough, though. Nor is two. Nor three...

Katherine Montgomery is a successful art gallery owner. When she's not preparing for exhibitions or arranging commissions, she's a keen runner and tennis player. The exercise is bit of a necessity when she belongs to an exclusive group of foodies who take it in turn to cook delicious, ambrosial even, dinners. When one of their number, along with a close friend and acquaintances of Katherine become victims of murder, Detective Frank Olsen heads the team which investigates the murders. They have quite a task on their hands: how are the murders linked and what part does Santeria play in it all?

I really enjoyed this book. It's well written, the characters well defined. I loved the setting of high-class dining and the obscenely rich, and best of all, I just couldn't guess whodunit, which is always a good sign of a deftly crafted mystery. I can recommend this.
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