Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen is the sequel to the popular Riley Reed cozy mystery, Murdered in the Man Cave, by best-selling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.
Interior design consultant Riley Reed's blog is full of helpful advice on home décor, custom furnishings, lighting, and renovation in the town of Cozy Pines, Oregon. At 44 and happily single, Riley once again finds herself immersed in a tantalizing murder mystery.
Riley recently helped her widowed friend Suzanne Crier, the director of Cozy House, a local battered women's shelter, remodel the aging kitchen of her Victorian residence. After turning it into a fabulous gourmet kitchen, Riley is invited over with a few other friends to celebrate the completion.
Arriving early, Riley brings along her own casserole. After freshening up in the bathroom, she returns to find Suzanne dead on the hardwood floor of the gourmet kitchen. Her head had been bashed in with Riley's own casserole dish.
And now she's considered a suspect in the murder. While fighting to clear her name, Riley finds there is more than one person who could be the true killer - including a man who looks a lot like Nathaniel Crier, Suzanne's abusive financier husband, who allegedly committed suicide three years ago. But did he really? Or did he come back from the grave to haunt her to death literally?
As Riley sleuths around the official police investigation, a desperate and devious killer will stop at nothing to stay in the shadows, even if it means adding Riley to a growing list of victims.
Fans of cozy mysteries will love Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen as Riley tries to stop a killer in his or her tracks and avoid joining her friend Suzanne in the grave.
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