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9780060183707 Washington's finest French chef, Laurence Levain, is dead, and all of D.C. thinks the culprit was too much foie gras. All, that is, except for Chas Wheatley, the city's most famous restaurant critic. Still carrying a torch for Levain after having had a passionate romance with him years before, she's convinced that his death was more than a simple case of too much cholesterol it was a case of murder. Enlisting the aid of detective/gourmand Homer Jones, she launches an investigation into this fiendish crime and soon finds herself in more trouble than she bargained for. A delicious entry into the increasingly popular culinary mystery genre, The Butter Did It is a fun, fast-paced whodunit by a true insider of the restaurant and newspaper worlds. With numerous menus sprinkled throughout the book, this culinary extravaganza is just the thing for readers hungry for some intrigue with their dinner.