Cook's Night Out (Angie Amalfi #5)
by Joanne Pence (Goodreads Author)
Foodie Angie Amalfi has decided to make her culinary name by creating the perfect chocolate confection: angelinas. Donating her delicious rejects to the Random Acts of Kindness Mission in San Francisco, Angie meets the jittery minister in charge. Soon she volunteers to help organize their first fund-raiser, despite the fact that her beau, police detective Paavo Smith, has...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published January 3rd 2012 by Avon
(first published November 21st 1997)
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Angie Amalfi is no stranger to murder. With Paavo Smith, her homicide detective boyfriend. Angie wants to do something with her life - she finds a mission and decides this is a good cause. She starts volunteering there while Paavo is being suspected of dealing with runners for a betting scheme. His favorite enemy Axel Klaw shows up to add spice to the picture. And Angie has decided to make chocolate for her career. Each piece in this mystery comes together.
I wasn't that fond of this one - I skipped to the end about a third of the way in, skimming my way through. The main female character is an odd wash of clingy and independent, naive and intelligent. The main male character seemed rather flat - there was more about his actions than his interactions with people and with himself. Interesting premise but not that interesting.
Joanne Pence is a USA Today best-selling and award winning author of two mystery series, contemporary and historical romance, fantasy and thrillers. She is the author of the Angie Amalfi culinary mystery series, which is still in print after twenty years, and now has 15 books (the latest, COOKING SPIRITS was an April 2013 release), and a novella (Cook's Christmas Capers, Dec. 2013). She has just b...moreMore about Joanne Pence...