Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark is a Los Angeles restaurant review shelved under "mysteries." The protagonist and her friends, Toni and Bailey, visit more than a score of restaurants from haute to bas and the food is described as lovingly as that in Viennese mysteries by J Sydney Jones and Frank Tallis and the Vish Puri mysteries by Tarquin Hall.
Back in 2011 I read the first of Marcia Clark's Rachel Knight mysteries, Guilt by Association, and was a bit disappointed. But I was willing to give this second in the series a chance. It was not a success. There were so many visits to so many parents and bad guys and former detectives that I got confused who was who.
I don't think I'll be reading any more of Clark's LAPD/DA mysteries. But as I said, if you are looking for a guide to really good LA restaurants of all kinds, this is for you.