Miranda Bliss writes a fun, easy-to-read mystery romp. This is the third of the formulaic but fun Cooking Class mysteries featuring Annie Capshaw and her sometimes vapid, but always earnest best friend Eve DeCateur, the rather predictably sexy siren with a heart of gold. The pairing is cliche, but - meh - it works.
An interesting twist to these mysteries is that Annie is to a kitchen what the iceberg was to the Titanic, yet she's managed to become the business manager of Bellywashers, a pub in Arlington, Virginia. Jim MacDonald, Annie's very Scottish beau, is the owner, chief cook, and the instructor of the cooking class.