Kate Jasper, Marin County, California’s own organically grown amateur sleuth, returns in this fourth mystery in the series.
Kate and her new sweetie have finally moved in together in Fat-Free and Fatal. But her sweetie’s venomous mother has moved in, too, and she is working hard at destroying the relationship. Kate signs up for a vegetarian cooking class to get out of the house and out from under the prongs of her almost mother‑in‑law’s tongue. Only it is a case of out‑of‑the‑frying‑pan‑into‑the‑fire when the owner of the class’s venue, the Good Thyme Cafe, is found dead . . . strangled by the electric cord of a SaladShooter. The police suspect Kate’s best friend, Barbara. Kate sleuths, fearing that otherwise, her friend’s fowl‑free goose may be cooked.