The Main Ingredient by Margo Wilson
These are some of the mysteries facing West Coast food editor Wendy Whitby when she reluctantly returns to her childhood home in Weewampum, Wisconsin, to await her mother's demise. But cantankerous cecilia refuses to pass into the Great Beyond according to schedule. While Wendy waits for her mother to expire, she begrudgingly helps out her two high school pals who have opened a restaurant, Amberosia's, in downtown Weewampum.
This is a delightful story set in a working class atmosphere in Weewampum. Three good friends , who vow to stand by each other in time of need. When their restaurant is burned to the ground they are determined to find the cause.I found the recipes at the beginning of the chapters to be a nice touch. Many questions are raised and the truth finally comes to light even those not connected to the fire. I found it to be an enjoyable read.