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Book two of A Chef Landry MysteryChef Nicky Landry is more than co-owner of Skinny's; she's the low-cal eatery's #1 success story. (According to the billboards, anyway. She's gained most of the weight back...shh!) Now Nicky and her business partner, Toni, will be on national TV. They'll be rich. And famous! Which is great, though Nicky would really prefer if people didn't recognize her when she hits the fast-food shack.Then one night a deranged woman threatens to kill her. The next thing Nicky knows, a crazy driver mistakes her for a speed bump, her boyfriend is acting strangely, Toni acquires a long-lost sister, and a mysterious fire at Skinny's leaves one dead.Murder and mayhem weren't supposed to be on the menu. So Nicky and Toni start following clues, only to discover that people can be as deceiving as calorie counts, and danger is often closer than you think.See how Chef Landry starts out in Getting Skinny, available now! 80,000 words
Owning a restaurant is as crazy for Nicky Landry as an alcoholic owning a bar. But despite having to cram herself into a body shaper to look decent in a dress, life is pretty good. She's throwing the party of the year for her graduating doctor boyfriend, Rob, who she's sure is going to propose-until his new girlfriend shows up at the party.After ordering Rob to get his stuff out of her house and get lost, Nicky finds him faceup with her expensive Chroma knife sticking right out of his cheating heart.As the prime suspect, Nicky is in hot water. And no matter how hard she tries to clear her name, her problems only mount. She's convinced she can solve the murder-if only she can figure out the identity of the skinny person seen walking away with Rob after the party.Getting "Skinny" won't be easy for Nicky, but she never imagined it would be life or death...81,000 words
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