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Dying for Dinner (A Cooking Class Mystery #4)

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  339 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
When Annie leaves the safety of her old bank job to become the full-time manager of her boyfriend's restaurant, what's meant to be the first day of the rest of her life might be the last day of someone else's.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Berkley (first published December 1st 2008)
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May 26, 2014 Hilary rated it really liked it
Shelves: light, mystery
A fun read. When Annie quits her job as a bank teller to concentrate on her work at Bellywashers, she thinks she'll finally have plenty of time to do just the one job... until she ends up working at Tres Bonne Cuisine as well, and investigating both a murder and a missing person.

I haven't read the other books in the series, but this was easy enough to get into. I may look at the others to fill in the backstory more. My only quibble: I really can't see a professional chef, or someone training stu
Nov 25, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: bingo
I enjoy this series and it's cast of characters. Annie did quite a bit of investigating and had lots of help from her friends. I like how supportive everyone is. The mystery was good.
Sep 17, 2014 Thirumagal rated it it was ok
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Teena in Toronto
Jan 20, 2012 Teena in Toronto rated it liked it
This is the fourth in the Cooking Class Series ... I finished the first one on Sunday. You don't need to have read the others to know what's going on ... things from the other books are mentioned but not in great deal so as to not give too much away.

As in the first book, I still don't understand why she and her friend, Eve, are encouraged to investigate murder. Annie is a teller turned office manager of a restaurant and Eve worked in a department store and is now the hostess of the restaurant. T
Jun 28, 2009 Starfish rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Part of a series that combines cooking and death! Two great tastes that go great together.

This was light, enjoyable fluff, but I felt cheated by the fact that the mystery aspect led to a guy that we'd never even heard of -- lots of people we'd never heard of. I guess it feels like cheating when the solution is something that is entirely out of the reader's ability to predict -- Chandler's a bit that way, but at least with Chandler you get given the likely suspects introduced to you and you can
Sep 16, 2010 Leeankh rated it really liked it
Even though I figured out who the bad guy was very early on, I didn't know his motive or other very important details until much later. I feel bad for Jacques because that character has been squeezed for more story lines than I would have thought possible. Yet, I still like the series. I really like Annie, Jim, and Eve overall. I was a little disappointed with how Eve was portrayed during one scene at the end, but it wasn't enough to affect my overall impression. If I could talk to the author, h ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Jun 16, 2009 Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies, 2009
4th in the series about Annie & Eve, best friends that solve mysteries in their spare time..well, sometimes it gets in the way of their jobs. This installment finds Annie working at the Bellywasher's full time after deciding to quit her job at the bank. Her ex shows up (turns out he is divorcing the woman he left her for and might want to rekindle something) and Jacques who create Vavoom! has gone missing when his employee Greg was killed in the shop.

I wasn't sure when I read the first book
Diana Thacker
Oct 18, 2015 Diana Thacker rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite series
Mar 30, 2010 Shannon rated it really liked it
This was another great book in this series. The 4th book. I so look forward to the 5th book. I love Annie's character because she is so easy for many woman to relate to. I also like her friend Eve she is funny. The regular characters are all likable. This was a nice mystery. Not too complicated not too simple either. I would recommend this to any lover of cozy mysteries.
Diane Heath
Sep 09, 2013 Diane Heath rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is the first of this series I have read even though it is #4 in the series. It has few slow points and one quickly grows fond of Annie. The disadvantage is that when I locate and read the first 3 books I will know the backstory of one of her friends. It is that backstory that creates the plot and is what Annie has to investigate to solve a murder.
Belinda Curatolo
Jun 11, 2014 Belinda Curatolo rated it really liked it
Enjoyable read. Endearing characters, and loved the Scottish nod!
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
Aug 27, 2010 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It has a mystery within a mystery and that truly drives the action of the book. I was pleased with the ending as well.

I'm new to this series but I won't be a stranger from now on.

A good murder mystery.
Feb 15, 2010 Brigette rated it liked it
Annie was a little clueless in this one (really, how long did that black sedan have to follow her around?) but it's a good stepping stone in this series. A decent cozy, although I'd like to see Jim fleshed out a little more.
Jun 07, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: just-read
Pretty decent mystery with a main character who likes to investigate on her own. The only problem- series name is "Cooking Class Mystery" but really the story has very little to do with a cooking class.
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
Nov 05, 2009 Cindi (cheesygiraffe) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009-read
Oh la la! This one is all about Monsieur and the life he lived before he became a chef. Let's just say Annie figures it all out. Good mystery and light fluffy romance to boot.
Another fun cozy cooking mystery. I wish they'd go back to calling Jacques by that name rather than Norman, though. They switched much, much too easily!
Oct 17, 2011 Christine rated it really liked it
Another good, quick read. I was shocked at what Jacques was doing with his product- sneaky. Things are progressing with Annie and Jim.
Jan 07, 2013 Elaine rated it liked it
A lot of fun, mostly improbable, but what the heck? Think I'll have to find Dead Men Don't Get the Munchies. :)
Mar 21, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This one had a very good story and I LOVED the end!! I look forward to the next one.
Nancy H
Oct 05, 2012 Nancy H rated it liked it
This is a cute entry into the Cooking Class Mystery series by Miranda Bliss.
Jan 26, 2013 Jill rated it liked it
An ok book. If I stumble across another in the series, I may pick it up.
Oct 01, 2009 Sara rated it really liked it
I love Annie and Eve! This series just gets better with each book!
Robin Kaplan
Nov 08, 2010 Robin Kaplan rated it really liked it
Fun, quick read
Karil Watkins
Mar 19, 2010 Karil Watkins rated it did not like it
Don't bother.
Dec 02, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Nov 09, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2012-new
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Casey Daniels, it can now be revealed, is also Miranda Bliss. As Casey, she once applied for a job as a tour guide at a historic cemetery. She didn't get the job, but she did get the idea for the Pepper Martin Mystery Series about a cemetery tour guide who finds she can communicate with the permanent residents. The fifth in the series, Dead Man Talking, came out
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