Monday, July 20, 2015

First in a Series- Death of a Crabby Cook- Penny Pike

First in Series- Death of a Crabby Cook(A Food Festival Mystery) by Penny Pike

  • File Size: 1423 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (August 5, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 5, 2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English

First in a new series!

At the San Francisco Seafood Festival, someone is steamed enough to kill a cook.... 

When restaurant reviewer Darcy Burnett gets served a pink slip from the San Francisco Chronicle, she needs to come up with an alternative recipe for success quickly. Her feisty aunt Abby owns a tricked-out school bus, which she’s converted into a hip and happening food truck, and Darcy comes aboard as a part-timer while she develops a cookbook project based on recipes from food fests in the Bay Area.

But she soon finds someone’s been trafficking in character assassination—literally—when a local chef turns up dead and her aunt is framed for the murder. The restaurant chef was an outspoken enemy of food trucks, and now Darcy wonders if one of the other vendors did him in. With her aunt’s business—and freedom—on the line, it’s up to Darcy to steer the murder investigation in the right direction and put the brakes on an out-of-control killer….


Giveaway: Leave a comment and email  by July  23rd for a chance to win a copy of this book. Winner will be notified and will have three days to respond.


  1. Sounds like a great book. I will add it to my TBR list. :)

  2. Looks great, thank you for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for this opportunity to win a copy of Death of a Crabby Cook.

  4. I loved this book!!

  5. Looks like the beginning of a great new series! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. HI Shelley,
    Thanks for including me on your wonderful blog!
    And thanks for the comments, everyone.
    BTW, my second book in the series is out now, called DEATH OF A CHOCOLATE CHEATER. (Must read with chocolate....)

  7. What a delightful feature and wonderful giveaway. Thanks for this chance. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  8. A cozy which sounds very enjoyable. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. This sounds like the 'begining of a beautiful friendship.' I am very interested!

  10. I loved this book!!!! :) I read the first one at the library, and just ordered the second one from Barnes and Noble. I do not own a copy of the first one, but I'd like to. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Food trucks have become so popular, what a great setting for a cozy! Thanks for the chance to win the first one, I'd like to read it!

  12. I would love to read this series. I am a cook and baker, and sometimes can be a bit crabby I guess, so this book would probably be perfect for me. :) Sounds great. Thank you.

  13. I would love to win this book. It sounds like a great series.
    Thanks for the chance.

  14. Winner is Kathleen Costa! Congratulations


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