G. P. Gottlieb


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A Whipped and Sipped Mystery

Even a worldwide pandemic can’t keep a woman like Alene Baron down... nor from finding herself in the middle of a murder investigation. While she has to get creative to keep the Whipped and Sipped Café going during the COVID lockdown, that is nothing compared to figuring out the real story about a dead body found in a burnt-out building in her neighborhood. Red herring might not be vegan, but it does seem to be the order of the day.

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“Not only is Charred a crackling good mystery

with delightful characters, Gottlieb tells the story

of the Pandemic

with exquisite elegance.”

Anne Louise Bannan, author of the Old Los Angeles series and the Operation Quickline series.

Praise & Reviews

Alene's a wonderful, credible character - flawed and nurturing at the same time. The narrative propels itself forward, while pausing just enough to give the characters context and nuance. what I liked best was the sort of ordinary chaos of fractured families and improvised relationships - how much depends on patience and good will, and a sort of faith that human beings can redeem themselves even with small acts and gestures. And how remarkable to find a sort of suburban neighborhood flourishing in the upper reaches of a condo!

Esther Schor
Author of Emma Lazarus and Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language

Midwest Book Review

Readers looking for mysteries well steeping in both culinary traditions and realistic conflicts between career and family will relish this multifaceted investigative piece, which draws readers in from the start with its realistic balance of intrigue and life challenges.

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About G. P. Gottlieb

Chicago-based author of the Whipped and Sipped Mystery series

I earned degrees in piano and voice during the past century (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and New England Conservatory of Music), and over the years, have performed, taught, composed and administrated while writing stories, songs, and several unwieldy manuscripts. I also fed my family and developed lots of healthful recipes. After recovering from breast cancer in 2015, I turned to writing in earnest, melding my two passions; nourishment for mind and body and recipe-laced murder mysteries.


I continue to host New Books in Literature, a podcast channel on the New Books Network, and have interviewed over 150 authors so far. Also, I’m a graduate of The French Pastry School’s Bread Boot Camp and Chocolate Boot Camp.


Stay tuned — Charred: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery #3 will launch on February 21, 2023!

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