Mary Jackman

Mystery



 

Praise for Spoiled Rotten

"Spoiled Rotten is Light summer fare that also makes one salivate with all its talk of food... fun and full of drama."
--Halifax Chronicle Herald
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dundurn World Rights/ Spring 2012
 
 


Spoiled Rotten

Leggy, sexy Liz Walker is the owner Walker’s Way, a funky hip restaurant and a breeding ground for young, soon-to-be famous chefs.

Liz, smart and savvy, the mother of a 20-year-old son, knows how to deal with transient staff and temperamental cooks. But she is shocked when the butcher Mr. Tony, where she buys meat, is found hacked to death, the victim of a grisly murder. Moreover, she is worried when her talented young chef Daniel hasn’t shown up for work and becomes the main suspect.

Liz goes looking for Daniel and winds up in the middle of a delicious plot that includes real estate machinations, a scam for selling illegal work visas, and betrayal. The fact that the police investigator on the case, David Winn, is falling for her adds zest to the adventure, but also raises the stakes.

Mary Jackman, like her delightful heroine Liz Walker, owns a cool and funky restaurant, the Peter Pan in Toronto’s Queen St neighborhood where a few celebrity chefs got their start. In her new venture, she gives us an insider’s view of the restaurant and food business with all of its allure and some of its tribulations.

Spoiled Rotten will entertain and enlighten anyone who ever worked in a restaurant, dreamed of owning a restaurant, or has eaten in a restaurant.