Too Many Cooks
It is 1974, and the annual British Good Food Awards dinner is about to take place at the Savoy Hotel in London. It is the highlight of the culinary year and is preceded by a full day of newspaper and television coverage. All the winners have arrived the night before, as have most of the press.
This morning, Veronica Hacker, the investigative journalist, was found murdered in her suite on the ground floor of this hotel. All the award winners had reasons for wanting Veronica out of the way. Which one of them stabbed her to death?
The suspects are
Annabel Sloane-Ranger of Annabel’s Scrumptious Spreads, winner of the Best Business Lunch award
Fay Rocher and Sandi Beech of Sweet Sensations, winner of the Best Confectionery award
Peter Savoury of The Tipsy Turbot, winner of the Best Restaurant award
Bill Wordsworth of Exceedingly Good Cakes, winner of the Best Baker award
Rudi Emmental of A Slice of Switzerland, winner of the Best Dairy Products award
Doug Meadows of Mr. Meadows’ Cookies, winner of the Best Newcomer award
Trisha Branflake of Tip-Top with Trisha, winner of the Healthy Heart Award