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Cook in Time: An Angie Amalfi Mystery (Angie Amalfi Mysteries)

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Culinary queen Angie Amalfi has a way with food and people, but her newest business idea is turning out to be shakier than a fruit-filled gelatin mold. Her first--and only--clients for "Fantasy Dinners" are none other than a group of UFO-chasers and government conspiracy fanatics. Though Angie is more interested in what aliens eat than the Prometheus Group's outlandish theories, still, business is business, and she vows to create an authentic dinner her clients won't forget. Besides, she's got plenty of free time since her hunky cop boyfriend, Paavo, might as well be off on another planet he's so wrapped up in investigating a series of bizarre murders.

The more Angie unearths about her slightly off-center clients, however, the more she starts to believe in a conspiracy theory of her own, one linking her feast to Paavo's case. It seems the Prometheus Group has more on its agenda than just cooking up fake abductions. The truth is out there and Angie is determined to get it. This time, though, her curiosity just might take her out of this world--for good.

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Culinary queen Angie Amalfi picks up some clients for a "fantasy dinner" who are UFO chasers and government conspiracy fanatics. Researching recipes for an out-of-this-world dinner, Angie discovers that her clients have something deadly on their agenda. Includes mouthwatering recipes.

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In this 7th delightful culinary mystery from Joanne Pence, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi gets entangled with a group of UFO-chasers and government conspiracy nuts, while trying to get her new business off the ground.

Always thinking of new and better business ideas, culinary queen Angie Amalfi is sure she's got a winner with "Fantasy Dinners," one-of-a-kind thematic feasts specifically created to suit a client's unique tastes. Unfortunately no one's biting except the Prometheus Group, a crackpot cadre of UFO-chasers and conspiracy geeks. Still, even a wacko customer's better than none, and designing an otherworldly repast should keep Angie busy while her overworked policeman beau Paavo investigates a series of bizarre murders.

But the more time she spends dealing with these alien abduction enthusiasts, the more Angie believes that maybe there is some kind of conspiracy afoot and that the Prometheans and Paavo's cases are somehow connected--which is inspiring just the kind of unhealthy curiosity that could end up launching Angie out of this world...for good!

About the Author

Joanne Pence is the author of the Angie Amalfi mystery series. Angie wants two things in life--a good job and San Francisco Homicide Inspector Paavo Smith, but culinary crime keeps getting in the way. Joanne grew up amidst the cultural diversity and culinary excellence of San Francisco, and that setting provides a rich "flavor" to her books.

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Linda Shelnutt, May 30, 2006 (view all comments by Linda Shelnutt)
The reading capture in this one was so consistently smooth I forgot my habit of remembering exactly what grabbed my lapels and jerked me into the book. I wasn?t grabbed or jerked; I was just there, and there, and there. Period. This is good! Angie?s backbone and skeptical criticism seemed to have kicked in with this 7th book.

Given the fact that previous plots have pushed her through buying into preacher cons, flitting through gothic mansions with ghosts & gurus, dancing with a sour serial killer, food fighting through bubble-popping movie star veneers (oops, that plot was in # 11), etc., Angie?s no longer the wide-eyed, endearing puppy, warming entertainingly to every out-of-the-park scenario. This time, she?s scrunching her nose and darkening her judgments of the collection of ?odd balls,? as she silently terms them, at a meeting of UFO scientists. As much as I cherish Angie?s spirited gullibility, I enjoy her maturing skepticism even more.

One of the most endearing, lighthearted male bonding scenes occurred in this novel, between Yosh and Paavo. Their exchange of shared angst, resulting in mutual confirmation that the loves of their lives were indeed still in love with them, was as real and warm as I?ve read anywhere. The scene was played very much as it should unfold between two males such as these. Loved it. You won?t want to miss it.

Another ?not to miss? in this offering Pence doing an about face to stand up and cheer for in one of her characterizations. Instead of having this guy gradually gain in stature and personality intensity after she etched his caricature, he stepped into the plot hot, strong, heart-stopping, and eye-popping; then he deteriorated in seamless increments as Angie?s new titanium backbone took no flack whatsoever from him. Loved it!

What also interested me was that this theme of The Millenium change?s craving of info on the strange and unusual, which was so prevalent when this novel was released, is more interesting to me now, in retrospect, that it would have been then, in 2000.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061044540
Subtitle:
An Angie Amalfi Mystery
Author:
Pence, Joanne
Author:
Singh, Simon
Author:
Maguire, Gregory
Author:
Diaz, David
Author:
by Joanne Pence
Author:
Creech, Sharon
Publisher:
Avon
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Amalfi, angie (fictitious character)
Subject:
Romantic suspense novels
Subject:
Women cooks
Subject:
Amalfi, Angie
Subject:
Romantic suspense fiction.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series:
P.S.
Series Volume:
M33
Publication Date:
20060328
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.96x4.34x.94 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 8 to 12

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"Synopsis" by , Culinary queen Angie Amalfi picks up some clients for a "fantasy dinner" who are UFO chasers and government conspiracy fanatics. Researching recipes for an out-of-this-world dinner, Angie discovers that her clients have something deadly on their agenda. Includes mouthwatering recipes.

"Synopsis" by , In this 7th delightful culinary mystery from Joanne Pence, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi gets entangled with a group of UFO-chasers and government conspiracy nuts, while trying to get her new business off the ground.

Always thinking of new and better business ideas, culinary queen Angie Amalfi is sure she's got a winner with "Fantasy Dinners," one-of-a-kind thematic feasts specifically created to suit a client's unique tastes. Unfortunately no one's biting except the Prometheus Group, a crackpot cadre of UFO-chasers and conspiracy geeks. Still, even a wacko customer's better than none, and designing an otherworldly repast should keep Angie busy while her overworked policeman beau Paavo investigates a series of bizarre murders.

But the more time she spends dealing with these alien abduction enthusiasts, the more Angie believes that maybe there is some kind of conspiracy afoot and that the Prometheans and Paavo's cases are somehow connected--which is inspiring just the kind of unhealthy curiosity that could end up launching Angie out of this world...for good!

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