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A Dinner to Die for

Dunlap, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0312010192 / ISBN 13: 9780312010195
Published by St Martins Pr, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0312010192 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This is a Jill Smith mystery. Signed by the Author on the title page without inscription; and dated in her hand in the year of publication. Bookseller Inventory # 006173

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Title: A Dinner to Die for

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Berkely, California has been transformed from hippie to yuppie, but it's still home to homocide detective Jill Smith.  And even in the Bay Area, some elements of the human condition remain eternal... like murder.  Now the owner of a local gourmet eatery has completed his karma: poisoned at his own fabulous Paradise Restaurant.  A sixties holdover who has made food his life, Mitchell Biekma also made it a catalyst for deadly rivalries and rage.  A street crazy, a disgruntled dishwasher, and a neighborhood activist all would have gladly seen him in hell.  Paradise serves food of the gods, but it leaves Jill with the bitter taster of broken dreams and face-to-face with her mortality.

From Publishers Weekly:

Jill Smith returns to duty as a homicide detective in this exhilarating addition to the series set in chi-chi Berkeley, Calif. Killed by aconite slipped into his private stash of horseradish, Mitchell Biekma was in the kitchen of his wildly popular restaurant "Paradise" when he swallowed his lethally spiced soup. Smith interviews Laura, Biekma's wife, the chef and everyone else present at the crime scene, including a truculent dishwasher who knocks down the investigator and escapes, making himself the chief suspect. But there are others: a rival restaurateur and a neighbor who had tried unsuccessfully to limit the bistro's late hour, consequently producing an uproar from patrons. And there is, Smith discovers, a secret to learn from Earth Man, a hippie left over from the '60s, living on handouts provided by Laura to the rage of her stingy husband. This is an appealing mystery with tangy details on the Bay Area's changing environs and characters.
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