Leslie Budewitz brings Montana foods to life in her Food Lovers' Village Mysteries.
In Death Al Dente, the setting is Jewel Bay, Montana, 30 miles from Glacier National Park. Glacier Mercantile owner Erin Murphy and her mother Fresca (short for Francesa) aim to give tourists the opportunity to take home a "Taste of Montana". Fresca makes her delicious tomato sauces, homemade pasta and other Italian specialties sold in The Merc. More than two dozen local producers provide Montana products for sale, including chocolate covered huckleberry truffles, jams, seasonal produce and more.
Erin, newly returned home from Seattle to help manage The Merc,
I found this series fun and I love the entrepreneurial spirit of the lead character. Erin is always on the watch for other products to add to her mix. I'm not sure I would ever eat a huckleberry, but maybe if I travel to Jewel Bay, Montana, Erin might change my mind.
Checkout other books in this series.