Pudding Up with Murder is also a third book in a series, Julia Buckley’s Undercover Dish Series. I’ve read the first two and found them enjoyable. I think I was initially drawn to this series because I once considered opening a business doing exactly what Lilah does, secretly catering for people who pass it off as their own. LOL
Basic Summary (Courtesy of Goodreads):
Secret chef Lilah Drake has a killer casserole to deal with in the latest Undercover Dish mystery from the author of Cheddar Off Dead….
Customers trust Lilah Drake to keep her mouthwatering meals under wraps, but when a millionaire meets his untimely end, some sinister secrets become the main course. . . .
Spring is right around the corner, and with the warmer temperatures come plenty of food requests from Lilah Drake’s covered-dish clients. Lilah pulls out all the stops with a sweet new casserole for the birthday party of Marcus Cantwell, a wealthy curmudgeon who has some angry ex-wives and more than a few enemies.
When he’s found facedown in Lilah’s casserole, it’s anyone’s guess as to who might have wanted the old man dead. A possible new heir to Marcus’s fortune adds some unexpected spice to the investigation, but Lilah fears that the old adage is true, and “the proof is in the pudding.”
Reading that description above, I wonder who wrote it. There are no angry ex-wives in the book. They all get along. In fact, they all come to the birthday party with their new spouses. Whatever….moving on.