Scam Chowder (A Five-Ingredient Mystery #2) (Paperback)

Scam Chowder (A Five-Ingredient Mystery #2) By Maya Corrigan Cover Image


Val Deniston loves the historic Chesapeake Bay town where she lives with her grandfather, the Codger Cook. Running the fitness club’s Cool Down Café—and salvaging the five-ingredient dishes Granddad messes up—keeps her busy. She’s used to his catastrophes in the kitchen, but not in the dining room…

Especially when one of his dinner party guests winds up face down in the chowder. The demised diner apparently scammed Granddad’s best buddy, and since the other dinner guests have suddenly clammed up, the police have all the ingredients to cook up a conviction for Granddad. With his freedom—and Val’s café job—on the line, Val is in a sweat trying to avert a catastrophe. But dredging up old secrets might just be a recipe for murder…

Includes 6 five-ingredient recipes!

About the Author

Maya Corrigan lives near Washington, D.C., within easy driving distance of Maryland's Eastern Shore, the setting for this series. She has taught courses in writing, detective fiction, and American literature at Georgetown University and NOVA community college. A winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, she has published essays on drama and short stories under her full name of Mary Ann Corrigan. Visit her at

Praise For…

Praise For By Cook Or By Crook!

“Cozy mystery readers will love the puzzle and the enjoyable look into this small tourist town by the sea.” —Nancy Coco, author of All Fudged Up

“Maya Corrigan’s concept of Five Ingredients, Five Suspects, Five Clues fits this scrumptious culinary mystery like a five-fingered glove.” —Barbara Ross, author of Boiled Over

Product Details
ISBN: 9781617731402
ISBN-10: 1617731404
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: June 30th, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: A Five-Ingredient Mystery