Sunday, October 14, 2012

Foodie Fiction with Josi Kilpack on Tuesday Night

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 at 7 p.m. in the library's basement.

Josi Kilpack is currently writing a culinary mystery series and will discuss how the recipes work into the plot, which comes first the title recipe or the story that goes with it, and how other authors have made it work. Both readers and writers will find this class educational and satisfying in more ways than one. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 16th 2012 at 7 p.m.  There will be samples of some of the recipes in her books. A book signing will follow.

Josi S. Kilpack has been writing for 13 years and has 16 published novels. She's the Best of State in fiction recipient for 2012 and lives in Willard with her husband and four children. Visit her website at:

This event is part of the Brigham City Book Festival in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, a program of the Utah Center for the Book, a Library of Congress affiliate.  The Brigham City Library is located at 26 E. Forest Street.  For more information about this program or other festival programs in Brigham City please call Elizabeth at 435-723-5850.

Lemon Tart Lemon Tart
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2009-01 - Deseret Book
9781606410509 CHECK CATALOG

A recipe for murder: 5 families living on Peregrine Circle, 1 flowered curtain tieback, 1 missing child, and 1 body in the field. Mix with a long list of suspects and top with two very different detectives. Increase heat until only the truth remains. …More

English Trifle English Trifle
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2009-01 - Deseret Book
9781606411216 CHECK CATALOG

What begins as a holiday trip for amateur sleuth and cooking aficionado Sadie Hoffmiller and her daughter, Breanna, turns into a bizarre mystery. First comes the discovery of a dead body in the sitting room of an English manor belonging to the family of Breanna's boyfriend, who is also heir to the family title. When the body comes up missing, Sadie and Breanna are stranded at the estate until the police can clear them to leave.Armed with a jogging whistle, her personal recipe collection, and an unfailing sense of American justice, Sadie begins her own investigation to find the killer. But when she seems to encounter one dead end after another, Sadie wonders if anyone is telling the truth -- or if the case is really as hopeless as it appears to be. …More

Devil's Food Cake Devil's Food Cake
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2010-01 - Deseret Book
9781606412329 CHECK CATALOG

It s been years since author Thom Mortenson has been back to Garrison, Colorado. As part of the committee who invited the bestselling writer to speak at the library fundraising benefit, Sadie Hoffmiller wants everything to be perfect right down to the homemade devil's food cake she baked herself.

Murder was not on the menu.

When Thom's manager ends up dead on stage, Sadie jumps in to offer her guidance and expertise to investigators. But when the police refuse to take her seriously, Sadie has no choice but to pursue justice on her own. After all, is Sadie to blame if she keeps stumbling over information? Can Sadie turn her back when people intricately woven into the deception keep crossing her path?

With her son, Shawn, at her side, her reputation on the line, and a full cast of suspicious characters, Sadie Hoffmiller is once again cooking her way through a case that offers far more questions than answers. But the devil is in the details, as they say, and as Sadie digs deeper into the mystery, she discovers unexpected ties to another tragedy as dark as the chocolate in Sadie's famous devil's food cake.

Key Lime Pie Key Lime Pie
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2010-09 - Deseret Book
9781606418130 CHECK CATALOG

When Sadie Hoffmiller's new friend, Eric Burton, receives word that his missing daughter's body may have been found in Florida, he immediately packs his bags. Sadie is determined to stay home and prove to everyone that she is not a busybody. But when she senses Eric is hiding something, Sadie is compelled to take action. Before she knows it, she's in the heart of Miami, trying to piece together a trail that might just give Eric the answers he's so desperately searching for. In the process, Sadie finds herself in the company of some colorful characters and some good ol' southern cooking. But despite the drama and intrigue, all Sadie really wants is to go home ... as soon as she does just one more thing. …More

Blackberry Crumble Blackberry Crumble
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2011-01 - Deseret Book
9781606419410 CHECK CATALOG

When Sadie Hoffmiller is hired by May Sanderson to investigate the death of her father, Sadie travels to Oregon and uncovers a complicated plot of greed, shady business dealings, and more than one member of the Sanderson clan with a motive for murder. …More

Pumpkin Roll Pumpkin Roll
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2011-09 - Shadow Mountain
9781609087456 CHECK CATALOG

Sadie Hoffmiller is in Boston, Massachusetts, with her boyfriend, Pete Cunningham, babysitting his three young grandsons. The boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, and Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas. Then Mrs. Wapple is attacked in her home, and Sadie finds herself embroiled in a series of unexplained occurrences with life-or-death consequences. …More

Banana Split Banana Split
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2012-02 - Shadow Mountain
9781609089030 CHECK CATALOG

Sadie Hoffmiller need some time to rest, and where better than in beautiful Hawaii? But when Sadie finds herself entangled--literally--with a body, she is forced to face the compounding fears that are making her life so difficult to live. Her determination to focus on her healing soon takes a backseat, however, when she meets the son of the woman whose body she discovered and decides to help him. …More

Tres Leches Cupcakes Tres Leches Cupcakes
By Kilpack, Josi S.
2012-09 - Shadow Mountain
9781609071707 CHECK CATALOG

For Sadie Hoffmiller, going undercover as an informant for the Bureau of Land Management on an archeological site in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seems like the perfect way to stay safe and busy while a threat against her life remains unresolved. Sadie's days are spent digging up artifacts in the middle of nowhere while also digging up information on her fellow "dirt geeks." With the help of her baking prowess--no one can resist those amazing dulce de leche bars--and Pete's cousin, Caro, who takes to the detective work wholeheartedly, Sadie is finding herself again.

But the bright Southwestern sunshine only serves to illuminate the danger that lurks in the shadows. When recent burials are found on an ancient site, Sadie finds herself in the middle of an unexpected--and unwanted--investigation. The more she digs for the truth, the more secrets she uncovers secrets that people would kill to keep hidden.

Before Sadie knows it, she's arrested for starting a bar fight (which was totally not her fault), her new friend is missing, and she's worn out her welcome in Santa Fe in more ways than one. A trip to the annual hot air balloon fiesta in Albuquerque is supposed to give her a break, but before long, she learns that when you're dealing with the black market antiquity trade, you're not really safe anywhere you go.

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