Books in the Dinner Club Murder Mystery Series
FIRST IN THE SERIES – EVERYTHING BUNDT THE TRUTH – released November 2, 2016
Jane Marsh is a recent widow who wants to recapture a rich, full life. She auditions to join an exclusive dinner club, but is barred when her housekeeper is found murdered and she and her guest list become the suspect list. The police focus on Jane because of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of her two late husbands. Having passed off a store bought Bundt cake as her own creation, she may have committed a culinary crime, but never murder! This book is first in a series set in trendy Denver, Colorado where Jane strives to put youthful fun back into her life by riding a bicycle downtown on her lunch hour in a suit and heels, smoking cigars, eating at hipster restaurants, and re-entering the dating scene, even if her dates prove to be peculiar. She uncovers clues that lead her not only to the deceased’s sinister relatives, but back to the dinner club group. Included are menus and ideas for readers to start a gourmet dinner club of their own.
SECOND IN THE SERIES – NOT ACCORDING TO FLAN – released June 9, 2017
Jane Marsh wants shake off the empty nest syndrome, plus the notoriety of her husbands’ deaths, by starting over in a new place. She sells her family home to move to a far northern suburb of Denver. On the day she moves in, she discovers a dead body in the lot under construction next door. She cannot feel at home in this country town – where a murder was committed practically on her doorstep and she’s surrounded by cowboys, horse pastures, and country western suspects – until the murder is solved. Just as Jane relocates, the dinner club undergoes a transformation and a new man enters her life – a gourmet chef. The club considers different members as Jane contemplates whether to sell or stay and which suitor is her soulmate.
THIRD IN THE SERIES – NO GRATER EVIL – to be released November 10, 2017
While camping with her gourmet dinner club, Jane Marsh stumbles across the campground host shot dead at the amphitheater. Because the club members brought guns with them to shoot at the nearby firing range, they each become suspects. As a recent widow and empty nester, Jane is compelled to solve the case and prove her friends innocent, and as a paralegal, she knows how to conduct her own investigation. While the club is busy glamping it up with gourmet meals, Jane stalks and hunts down the killer.
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COMING IN 2018 – 2019:
FOURTH IN THE SERIES – A STEWED OBSERVATION
FIFTH IN THE SERIES – JUST WHAT I KNEADED
SIXTH IN THE SERIES – PEACHES AND CREAMED
SEVENTH IN THE SERIES – WASTED THYME
What other authors have to say about Everything Bundt the Truth:
“Take one feisty widow and her appealing friends, add a gourmet dinner club, sprinkle with murder and you have a recipe for a delightful read!”Laura DiSilverio
“EVERYTHING BUNDT THE TRUTH is a culinary cozy mystery that dishes up a serving of humor, wit, and a desire to keep turning the pages to find out whodunnit.”Rhonda Blackhurst
“Whalen will have you simultaneously cooking up recipes for your own dinner club and eyeing everyone suspiciously.”Rachel Weaver