The Acorn Squash Murders Is Beyond Category! Former detective and culinary crime investigator Phillip Bartlow's life is in a downward tailspin. He lost his job as a cooking show competition show host at a New York TV station, his wife is locked up in a psychiatric hospital and the bills are piling up. A new career opportunity brings him in contact with a beautiful female colleague. His new companion and his fast talking booking agent help him turn his life around but not before getting Phillip embroiled in an international scheme involving smuggled rare radioactive ore. As with many of Dr. Oster's works of fiction, this novel combines several disparate genres within one comic narrative:Satire, mystery/suspense, crime, romance, historical and fake history and even science fiction.