Well, I've started another mystery series of books. The Angie Amalfi mysteries are written by Joanne Pence. She has a whole slew of them out there, and I got my hands on To Catch a Cook and really enjoyed reading this book. It isn't the first in the series, but it's the first of the series I've read.
Angie Amalfi is a gourmet chef who dabbles in different projects having to do with the food industry. She has a hunky boyfriend, Paavo Smith, who is a Homicide Inspector. Paavo never knew his parents, he was raised by a kind man who was supposed to be a neighbor of his mother's. Paavo gives a brooch to Angie that was one of the few things he had to remember his mother by. When the brooch comes apart, Angie takes it to a jeweler to be fixed. It turns out that this brooch is very valuable. It ends up missing, the jeweler ends up dead, and Angie and Paavo start searching for information on Paavo's parents, knowing that something very mysterious is going on and there is some connection with the parents that Paavo never knew.
The book is very interesting. It keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen next, and it is very easy to get involved in the lives of Angie and Paavo. This book is 309 pages long and my copy is in paperback. There are even a few recipes in the back of the book. I enjoyed it very much and am looking forward to reading other books from the Angie Amalfi series.