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Sympathy For the Devil

(The first book in the Madeline Bean Culinary Mystery series)
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Madeline Bean, caterer to the stars, is in the middle of the biggest job of her career. She and her partner Wesley have pulled off Hollywood's most outrageous A-list Halloween party for notorious producer Bruno Huntley, complete with an eerie fortuneteller who is astonishingly accurate, and exotic food that's to die for. Before long, Bruno is thrashing and writhing out on the dance floor. Just one problem: he's not standing up, And soon, he's not even breathing.

The newly late Mr. Huntley was poisoned, that's certain. But the number of suspects with a yen to send Bruno to the devil could fill an audition for extras in the next Quentin Tarantino flick. When Wesley is arrested for the murder because of a long-standing dispute with the maniacal mogul, Madeline knows he couldn't be guilty. But to prove it, she has to wade through the muck of a mudslinging family, outrun a pair of crazed canines, dodge a pair of well-aimed bullets, and expose a slew of secrets that could put a soap opera to shame. Somebody's cooked up a murder, and it's up to Madeline to find out who-before she faces a fadeout of her own.

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Praise for this book

"Madeline Bean is charming, the food is devine, and the Hollywood background is juicy." - Jill Churchill

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Used availability for Jerrilyn Farmer's Sympathy For the Devil

Hardback Editions

November 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Sympathy for the Devil: A Madeline Bean Mystery
Author(s): Jerrilyn Farmer
ISBN: 0-7862-4743-6 / 978-0-7862-4743-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Paperback Editions

May 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Sympathy for the Devil (Madeline Bean Catering Mysteries #1)
Author(s): Jerrilyn Farmer
ISBN: 0-380-79596-5 / 978-0-380-79596-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Sympathy for the Devil
Author(s): Jerrilyn Farmer
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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