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The Big Chili

(The first book in the Undercover Dish Mystery series)
A novel by

First in a delicious new mystery series filled with casseroles, confidences, and killers...

Lilah Drake’s Covered Dish business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim they cooked themselves. But when one of her clandestine concoctions is used to poison a local woman, Lilah finds herself in a pot-load of trouble…

After dreaming for years of owning her own catering company, Lilah has made a start into the food world through her Covered Dish business, covertly cooking for her neighbors who don’t have the time or skill to do so themselves, and allowing them to claim her culinary creations as their own. While her clientele is strong, their continued happiness depends on no one finding out who’s really behind the apron.

So when someone drops dead at a church Bingo night moments after eating chili that Lilah made for a client, the anonymous chef finds herself getting stirred into a cauldron of secrets, lies, and murder—and going toe to toe with a very determined and very attractive detective. To keep her clients coming back and her business under wraps, Lilah will have to chop down the list of suspects fast, because this spicy killer has acquired a taste for homicide…

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Julia Buckley launches her new series with a delectable concoction of appealing characters and smart sleuthing and tasty food!" - Sheila Connolly

"The Big Chili is sweet and highly entertaining, with a cast of fun, quirky characters...Readers are sure to devour this yummy mystery." - Sue Ann Jaffarian

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Used availability for Julia Buckley's The Big Chili

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : Paperback

Title: [The Big Chili] (By (author)A Julia Buckley) [published: January, 2017]
Author(s): Julia Buckley
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
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October 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Big Chili (An Undercover Dish Mystery)
Author(s): Julia Buckley
ISBN: 0-425-27590-6 / 978-0-425-27590-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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July 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: The Big Chili (An Undercover Dish Mystery)
Author(s): Julia Buckley
ISBN: 1-4104-8963-9 / 978-1-4104-8963-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Big Chili (An Undercover Dish Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Julia Buckley
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU