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Sally Solari Mysteries

Book five in the Series

Chef Preparing Food
The Fragrance of Death Author Leslie Karst

A MAN WAS CROUCHED next to Neil’s body, his fingers on his wrist, but even from where I stood I could tell it was unlikely he’d find a pulse.


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Restaurateur Sally Solari has a nose for trouble, but when her sense of smell goes missing, it's not just her career on the line . . . it's her life.

Restaurateur Sally Solari is a champion, both in the kitchen and on the case, but after getting mixed up in one too many murders, she’s noticed her nonna’s friends have now taken to crossing themselves when they see her in the street. Adding to her woes, a sinus infection has knocked out her sense of smell, making cooking on the hot line difficult, indeed. Nevertheless, Sally is determined to stay out of trouble and focus on her work.


But then her old acquaintance Neil Lerici is murdered at the annual Santa Cruz Artichoke Cook-Off, and her powers of investigation are called into action once more.

Could Neil have been killed by the local restaurant owner who took his winning spot at the competition? Or maybe by one of his siblings, who were desperate to sell the family farm to a real estate developer?


Sally plunges headfirst into the case, risking alienating everyone she knows—including the dapper Detective Vargas, who finds her sleuthing both infuriating and endearing. And soon it’s not only her restaurant and tentative new relationship that are on the line—it’s her life . . .

Illustrated Dinner

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Dying for A Taste Author Leslie Karst
A Measure of Murder Author Leslie Karst
Death al Fresco Author Leslie Karst
Murder from Scratch Author Leslie Karst
A Sense for Murder Author Leslie Karst
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