Hannah is a former FBI agent turned culinary consultant. This time, she is invited to host the International Culinary Festival in the City of Islands. She gladly accepts, thinking that this is a great opportunity to plan a mini-vacation for her, her grandparents, and her new love interest, Hymnal Miles. However, it seems that wherever she goes tragedy follows. When a fellow associate, Chef Zach Barlett, falls from his hotel balcony and is badly injured, Hannah is the only one who thinks this was not an accident. She is determined to find out what happened to Zach and why someone would want him dead.
Just as the first book in the series, ‘The Gourmet Who Kept Diamonds in the Kitchen’ is full of twists and turns. Hannah soon learns that the victim is an expert in truffles, and before she knows it, she gets engaged in the truffle smuggling trade. A lot of money is involved, and everything revolves around a mysterious person known only as ‘Dahlia’. Hannah isn’t sure whom she can trust. While trying to solve the complicated case, she also has to take care of her grandparents. It’s especially difficult to keep Gran Sindee safe, given that she is very nosy and she fancies herself a sleuth in her own right. Moreover, her relationship with Hym is in jeopardy, and she doesn’t want to lose him.
Kee Patterbee’s book is filled with good humor, clever dialogues, and unexpected surprises. The author is amazing when it comes to character development, and readers will find Hannah just as likeable as in the first book. Her grandparents are absolutely hilarious, which turns the novel into a light summer read that has great chances of making the readers laugh out loud. No doubt, this is one of those books that pull you in from page one and keep you engaged until you finish the last chapter, when all you want to do is grab the next book in the series.
Kee Patterbee has already finished the third book in the ‘Hannah Starvling Twilight Murder Mystery Novel Series’, which will be published sometime after the release of ‘The Gourmet Who Kept Diamonds in the Kitchen’. Until then, you can visit the publisher’s website to find out more details: http://twilightmysteriesbooks.blogspot.com