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The Popeye Murder

A Rebecca Keith mystery

Sandra Winter-Dewhirst

The Popeye Murder
Rebecca wondered if she was looking at an elaborate hoax. She wasn't.

Along with a dozen other journalists and food-industry celebrities, she had just witnessed the unveiling of the baked head of one of Adelaide's most celebrated chefs. The head of Leong Chew sat on a pewter platter. The cloche had just been removed, revealing Leong Chew, clearly not at his best.

As editor of Taste, the food and wine liftout of Adelaide's daily newspaper, Rebecca Keith has a life of long lunches and social engagements. That is, until one of the city's most respected chefs is found murdered.

Caught up in a criminal investigation, and having to report on it as well, Rebecca comes face-to-face with a host of suspects - and the charming Detective Inspector Gary Jarvie. The murderer is on the loose, though, and Rebecca doesn't realise how much danger she's in.

Praise for The Popeye Murder:
'As well as being a great story, The Popeye Murder clearly shows the authorís passion for food, wine and all things South Australia, especially Adelaide ... This was a very easy book to read and I look forward to reading more of the adventures of the intrepid journalist Rebecca Keith and watch her relationship with the dashing Chief Inspector progress.' - Wendy Lipke, Queensland Reviewers Collective

'The novels are a light-hearted, in spite of their nature, and playful read, perfect for a Sunday afternoon. With a plate of South Australian cuisine, a glass or two of South Australian wine and these books to sink your teeth into, youíll be more than satisfied.' - Glen Christie, Glam Adelaide

A journalist for more than thirty years, Sandra Winter-Dewhirst spent ten years as the state director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in South Australia, overseeing a branch of 350 people across television, radio, and online production. With degrees in the arts and journalism from Adelaide University and the University of South Australia, she has sat on a range of arts boards and advisory councils within the media industry. In 2008 she was named one of South Australia's 50 most influential people by Adelaide's daily paper, the Advertiser. Sandra has a passion for food and wine and all things Adelaide and South Australian.

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Category Literature - Crime/Fantasy/Horror
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743055236
Extent 224 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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