Val Deniston certainly has her plate full running a café, dabbling with recipes, and helping her grandfather prepare for the town’s upcoming tri-centennial celebration, but she’s grown fond of her new life in the Chesapeake Bay town of Bayport. . .
So when Val is asked to reclaim her old position as a cookbook publicist in New York City, she puts off her decision in order to help her grandfather perfect his chocolate fondue for the weekend festivity’s dessert cook-off. But after the opening ceremonies, Val finds a houseguest strangled to death in her grandfather’s backyard. She suspects a classic case of mistaken identity, especially when another guest nearly bids her life a fondue farewell. Now it’s up to Val to keep the killer from making another stab at murder . . .
Includes 6 five-ingredient recipes!
It was a really enjoyable and entertaining read with a perfect mix of mystery and romance. On the occasion of tricentennial Festival Val has convinced her grandfather to rent some rooms of his Victorian house but will prove to be a disaster. They host a group of guys who are organizing a wedding. One evening Val finds dead the bridesmaid in the courtyard of his grandfather's house. But it should really be her the victim? It 's a mystery clean, well written with a clever and well-woven plot and well developed and very realistic characters. It's the third book in the series but I did not need to read books one and two to have an understanding of the story. Highly appreciated the recipes included. It was a fun and easy read; perfect for summer ... I plan on reading the other two books as well. if you like romantic mystery books Final Fondue is one to add to your list.
About This Author
Maya Corrigan lives near Washington, D.C., within easy driving distance of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the setting for this series. She has taught courses in writing, detective fiction, and American literature at Georgetown University and NOVA community college. A winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, she has published essays on drama and short stories under her full name of Mary Ann Corrigan.