A Second Helping of Murder
and Recipes

"The sequel is as flavorful as its predecessor--whether it's the recipes or the colorful characters, whose oddball phrases made me laugh and then wonder about their origin."

~ April Scheinoha, Thief River Falls Times

Reporter Emerald Malloy returns to Minnesota’s Red River Valley to gather more recipes for an encore feature the Minneapolis newspaper plans to run on rural cooking. This time around, Margie Johnson, the owner of Hot Dish Heaven, the local cafe, surprises her with unusual recipes, including Sauerkraut Hot Dish, explaining that man cannot live on Tuna Noodle Hot Dish alone. 

While intrigued by Margie’s efforts to expand her “culinary horizons,” Emerald has no interest in looking into the murder of a farmhand whose body is found at a local sugar beet piler. Instead, her plans focus on getting more “intimately” acquainted with Randy Ryden, the deputy she met when last in town. Those plans change, however, when someone close to Margie is arrested for the crime, and Emerald and friends must investigate their way through a blizzard, a fish fry, and a whole lot more to discover the real killer. 

Amazon Customer
July 22, 2019

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife. She found the story entertaining and even tried some of the recipes

June 11, 2015

Wonderful story. Enjoyed both in the series. Well written.

September 30, 2014

I just finished snickering, snorting and guffawing as I read and finished. Now, darn it anyway, I have to start packing and throwing out all things I can get rid of as we move across the hall from one apt to another. I have been putting it all off as I read your book - and loving it! Thank you for making me smile and laugh. And actually snort.

September 12, 2014

I enjoyed reading about small town Minnesota and I remember the basement church hot dishes from my childhood.

Sandra L. Long
August 16, 2014

Love the story and the food! Can't wait for the next one

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Book Details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Star Press of St. Cloud (June 1, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 270 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0878397183
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0878397181
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.3 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
E-Book Details
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01LCHCYM6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ North Star Press of St. Cloud (June 1, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 1, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1433 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 270 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled

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A Second Helping
of Murder and Recipes