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by Ellen Hart

Free eBook Dial M For Meat Loaf download ISBN: 0739423053
Author: Ellen Hart
Publisher: Fawcett; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (2001)
Language: English
Pages: 319
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
Size MP3: 1609 mb
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Rating: 4.9
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Just in case what, she didn’t want to think about.

Just in case what, she didn’t want to think about. jumpier now than she’d ever been before, but that was to be expected, she told herself. Her husband had just been blown up. And furthermore, she’d encountered a Peeping Tom in the woods. Since she was about to become privy to the secret that had gotten Kirby killed, she needed to be especially careful. Maybe it was time to get out of town

Praise for Ellen Hart and her Jane Lawless series. As Minnesota housewives race to meet the deadline for the Times Register?s meat loaf contest, an unsavory small-towner named Kirby Runbeck is blown to smithereens by a car bomb.

Praise for Ellen Hart and her Jane Lawless series. HALLOWED MURDER "Hart's crisp, elegant writing and atmosphere reminiscent of the British detective style, but she has a nicer sense of character, confrontation, and sparsely utilized violence. Hallowed Murder is as valuable for its mainstream influences as for its sexual politics. Days later, the town?s former mayor, John Washburn, near death from a stroke, confesses to the killing.

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Meatloaf may be plain cooking, but Ellen Hart dishes up haute cuisine in cozies. DIAL M FOR MEATLOAF is a witty sophisticated who-done-it with a serpentine story line that takes readers on quite a meandering ride that works. A witty sophisticated who-done-it. Published by Thriftbooks. Ellen Hart serves up quite a dish with one of the best amateur sleuth novels of the year because of that strong plot and likable but eccentric characters with fan appeal.

About Dial M for Meat Loaf. As Minnesota housewives race to meet the deadline for the Times Register’s meat loaf contest, an unsavory small-towner named Kirby Runbeck is blown to smithereens by a car bomb. Days later, the town’s former mayor, John Washburn, near death from a stroke, confesses to the killing. His wife and two children vehemently deny it, but when Sophie Greenway, food maven and friend of the family, happens upon an old snapshot, a bundle of letters, and a tattoo of a red-eyed snake, she wonders about Washburn’s innocence.

As Minnesota housewives race to meet the deadline for the Times Register' s meat loaf contest, an unsavory small-towner named Kirby Runbeck is blown to smithereens by a car bomb. Days later, the town's former mayor, John Washburn, near death from a stroke, confesses to the killing.

Ellen Hart (born August 10, 1949) is the award-winning mystery author of the Jane Lawless and Sophie Greenaway series. Dial M For Meat Loaf (2001). Death on a Silver Platter (2003). She was born in Maine in August 1949 Contents. No Reservations Required (2005).

Dial M for Meatloaf book. Unlike the recipe for a prize meat loaf, this murder is seasoned with spicy secrets and a generous portion of scandal, which Sophie dares to bring to a roiling boil.

Minneapolis food critic Sophie Greenway has just launched countrywide meatloaf recipe contest with her reporter friend Bernice Washburn. A series of tragedies occur.
User reviews
Fordregelv
Very suspenseful. Many twists and turns in the storyline. it is set in the Midwest, mostly in Minnesota with all the peculiarities that are legend there. Held my interest all the way through.
Agamaginn
Unusual and amusing story telling, not so good recipes. delivery and apcking was fine.
Tejar
Cute mystery
Adrietius
Fun read. I have not tried the recipe yet.
Fordredor
I hope the meatloaf recipes are more filling than the plot is fulfilling. Protecting a murderous loved one rarely is a good idea, especially if there's any chance of another murder taking place.
Nirn
Sophie Greenway is the new restaurant review editor at the Times Register. She shares the job with her son Rudy. Her husband Bram Baldric is a radio personality. Bram interviews Bernice Washburn, author of the forthcoming All That Glitters, a study of café society in America. She is also the food editor at the Times Register. She would not agree to do the interview unless Sophie agreed to come too. Bernice was terrified of radio interviews.
During the interview, Bernice announced that the Times Register was holding a statewide competition and asking everyone to send in their favorite meat loaf recipe.
Cora Runbeck, recently widowed when Kirby's truck blew up in the garage when he started it, new she had the best meat loaf recipe. She'd recently had catarac surgery and hadn't used her recipes for ages. When she went looking for her recipe box, she found Kirby had moved it. After much searching, she found it. But inside were a couple surprises Kirby had hidden there.
John Washburn, former mayor, had a stroke and was near death. In the hospital he finally regains consciousness and writes a cryptic note to his family. Unfortunately he is confessing to a murder and his doctor happens to be standing there and sees the note. So, the police are called. The family keeps saying he didn't know what he was writing. They wouldn't let him write any more notes.
Bernice is John's son. Sophie gives her a ride to the hospital one day and ends up spending the night due to a terrible storm. Through some information she finds, she starts questioning John's identity. As she begins looking into it, things are definitely not what they seem. What should she do with this information.
Sophie and Bram own the Maxfield Plaza and live in an apartment there. Her parents sold it to them for $1 when they decided to retire.
I like this series because Sophie always gets herself into some situations. Bram doesn't play a major role in the investigations, but is always an integral part in the story. Their relationship always adds to the story line. Then there's her gay son Rudy and his grown daughter Margie. Both play important roles in most of the stories.
This story was well crafted. She had enough people involved to keep you wondering which one did it. I wasn't disappointed with the ending, nor could I figure it out too early.
The Minneapolis setting is interesting too. I like the fact they live in the hotel. It really adds character to the story.
I highly recommend this book and series. If you like food, you will like this fun series.
Dorizius
Having grown up in Minneapolis, I've always enjoyed the way in which Ellen Hart capitalizes on what I think of as the uniquely Minnesotan mindset to provide a logical albeit somewhat locally-skewed rationale for her characters' attitudes and behaviors. That's why I found it not at all unusual that irascible Cora Runbeck...her ne'er-do-well husband's sudden demise from a car bomb starts the plot action of the book off with a bang!...would take time out from her own somewhat nefarious plans for blackmail and mayhem to sit down and submit her special "No-Nonsense Meatloaf" recipe to the Minneapolis Times-Register's contest. Like the dish that this delightful read celebrates, it's exactly that kind of marvelous mixture of off-beat humor and action-intense realism that makes Ellen Hart's novels such fun!
Series heroine Sophie Greenway (wife of radio personality Bram Baldric, owner of the historic Maxwell Plaza hotel in St. Paul and recently-appointed restaurant critic for the Times-Register) together with her friend, Bernice Washburn, its food editor, are supposed to serve as judges for this event, but tasting takes a backseat to detecting when (spoiler). Plato, his son, is especially distraught, but it is Bernice who begs Sophie to draw upon her talents as an amateur sleuth to try and unravel the why's behind this unlikely scenario and uncover the real murderer. Her only starting point? A series of puzzling letters that (spoiler). Ms. Hart's ingenuity and clever plotting provides clues aplenty, but unraveling former Mayor Washburn's past almost leads to another tragedy before the trail leads Sophie to the heart of the matter and justice can be served up piping hot! As always, character-driven plotting and a tight, suspenseful pace kept me happily involved in the lives of Sophie and her family and friends, and the included recipes are pure lagniappe. Meatloaf may be plain cooking, but Ellen Hart dishes up haute cuisine in cozies.
Restaurant reviewer Sophie Greenway who lives in Minnesota with her Husband keeps getting caught up in murder (this is #6 in the series) with out even trying. This time all she did was drive her boss and friend to the hospital after her father has suffered a stroke. Seems harmless right - not if you are Sophie. While watching her solve the mystery you are drawn into family secrets and scandals. Even though this takes place in America it read like a good British mystery along the likes of Agatha Christie. She really gives you the feel of the people in the area, some of whom are more "plain talking" than others, and some even take advice from their cow. You never can be quite sure of who did it since there are so many interesting characters to choose from, and a new back story around the corner.
There is a Meatloaf Cooking contest going on in the background, and 3 of the recipes are included in the back of the book, I am planning of making one of them tommorrow - I seem to have a hankering.