Who's Afraid of Virginia Ham?

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An ambitious young reporter with the looks and brains to become a star, new hire Ringo Laurenge is poised for a great future with the Washington Examiner. Too bad most of the staffers -- including Chas Wheatley -- wish the arrogant, back-stabbing creep would get his just desserts. Not only does this egomaniac steal other reporters's stories, he's also determined to destroy a restaurant Chas is researching. Her worries over Ringo have even begun to cut into Chas's love life. It's only a matter of time before the cheesy writer headlines the obituary page. But the insatiably curious Chas -- a journalist with a taste for sleuthing and scoops -- isn't sure she wants to find out which of her colleagues, and the rest of the capital, finally had enough...

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Phyllis Richman has been the Washington Post food critic for more than twenty-two years. She's the author of the Agatha-nominated Washington bestselling dining books including The Washington Post Dining Guide. She been an award-winning syndicated columnist and food editor and serves on the executive committees of the James Beard Restaurant awards and the Julia Child awards. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Count on entering a realm of intrigue and murder in the third of Phyllis Richman's chronicles of "Chas. Wheatley." Exquisite cuisine is the perfect backdrop for the superb plot. Wheatley, a renowned food critic for the WASHINGTON EXAMINER, becomes obsessed with his nemesis, co-worker Ringo Laurenge. Susan O'Malley shows her singular talent by lending seriousness and breadth to Wheatley's character, complete with deft "stage whispers" throughout the narration. Phyllis Richman deserves thumbs up for her serving of an excellent whodunit. M.F.D. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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