One Potato, Two Potato, Dead (A Farm-to-Fork Mystery)
3rd in Series
Setting – Idaho
Lyrical Underground (March 19, 2019)
Paperback: 184 pages
Kindle ASIN: B07DZPK5L8
Angie Turner’s restaurant, The County Seat, is conveniently located near a first-class farmers market—so her menu is full of fresh ingredients. But a visiting culinary professor has just had a taste of something very unhealthy . . .
Angie first meets Daniel Monet at a local mission, where she and her chef-in-training, Hope, are serving barbeque chicken poutine to the homeless. Monet is one of Hope’s teachers—but Angie’s boyfriend knows him from his youthful days in England. But soon, the bon vivant is no longer vivant. When Monet is found dead, with Hope’s prints on the wine glass next to him, it will be Angie who has to sauce out the real killer . . .
The County Seat, a farm to fork restaurant has been busy since it opened. Angie and her best friend Felica and their competent staff are thrilled they are now open more days and they continue to have new ideas to add to the staff’s hours.
Felicia is dating the director of a Boise mission and she persuades the staff to serve a meal there. While there they meet one of Hope’s professors. She has been working as their chef-in-training/dishwasher and everyone agrees she has a bright future. It is obvious she a crush on the man. Angie’s boyfriend Ian, recognizes the man from his past in England and is confused because he is using a different name.
After the meal is served the professor requests a ride home and Hope jumps at the chance. When the man is found dead the next day, Hope confesses she did have a glass of wine with him but he was very much alive when she left. The whole County Seat family rally together to help Hope. Angie is on a mission to find the real killer so Hope can get back to doing what she loves – cooking.
What I love about this series is that the staff of The County Seat really gel, they are more like family than co-workers. This time Hope gets the benefit of that family. They get her a lawyer, they keep their eyes and ears open for any news/gossip that could help catch the killer, and when it is determined Hope may be in danger they come up with a plan to keep her safe. These well-developed characters are so genuine and easy to like
I did miss Mrs. Potter as she and her granddaughter are away visiting family. But Angie’s little zoo with her goat Precious and her Mabel are visited at least once a day. Angie’s Saint Bernard Dom and Precious have come to a mutual agreement. Dom will stay away from the barn and Precious will stay away from the house, but they will share Angie 🙂
Ms. Cahoon has cooked up quite a mystery. The victim had secrets and was kinda skeezy. Women seemed to fall all over him and he played that for all it was worth. These meant plenty of suspects but I did find one person in my sights early and as the story continued my thoughts were affirmed.
The subplots blended well with the mystery. I was cheering one of the characters on all the way as she came to a great realization.
I also enjoyed all the food discussed and the humor interspersed throughout the story.
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead is an entertaining story filled with interesting and likable characters. The entire series is a must-read for culinary cozy lovers.
ABOUT LYNN CAHOON:
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lynn Cahoon is an Idaho native. If you’d visit the town where she grew up, you’d understand why her mysteries and romance novels focus around the depth and experience of small-town life. Currently, she’s living in a small historic town on the banks of the Mississippi river where her imagination tends to wander. She lives with her husband and two fur babies.
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