You can see what Joyce had to say about writing Jenny Starling here.
This is the fifth book in the Jenny Starling series: Birthdays Can Be Murder, A Fatal Fall of Snow, Dying for a Cruise, An Invisible Murder
Deadly Stuff by Joyce Cato
Travelling cook Jenny Starling lands a summer job catering for the conference trade at a prestigious Oxford College, but she doesn’t expect murder to be either on the menu or on the syllabus.
An unpopular member of a taxidermy society is found dead in Hall, and Jenny is reluctantly persuaded by the college bursar to help the suspicious police solve the case. That’s easier said than done when nobody has a particularly strong motive, and absolutely everybody seems to have an iron-clad alibi.
Praise for the Jenny Starling series
‘Joyce Cato has created a wonderful protagonist in Jenny Starling.’ – Mystery Women
‘Jenny is an attractive, intelligent Rubenesque heroine, and the cast of characters above and below stairs are captured affectionately and wittily’ – Euro Crime
‘[a] tenacious cook, with a razor-sharp mind’ – Oxford Times