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05 January 2011

HAIL TO THE CHEF: A White House Chef Mystery - Julie Hyzy

From the back of the book: White House chef Ollie Paras has a lot on her plate, what with holiday meals to map out, the First Lady's matchmaking plans to deflect, safety classes to take, and terrorist plots to avoid. Oh, and a senator's assistant has been begging Ollie to rig the countrywide gingerbread-man-decorating contest in favor of the senator's kids.....
Then, a cautious, kindly electrician is electrocuted, and the First Lady's nephew dies in an apparent suicide when not twenty-four hours before he was happily cleaning shrimp with Ollie. Ollie suspects there's something going on that's fishier than shrimp cocktail. Now, she'll have to watch her back---and find a killer unlikely to be pardoned....
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Now that Ollie is the White House executive chef, she has even more on her plate to deal with than what's going on in the kitchen. She has never-ending staff meetings, bomb threat drills, safety classes, constant menu and guest list changes. She manages to take it all in stride for the most part as well as keeping her eyes and ears open to all the upheaval going on with the First Family.
She can't help herself when it comes to what others see as being nosey. She should have enough to do, but she needs to know that all is well within her other home, the White House.
Five all must be well beans......

3 comments:

Mary said...

This series is getting lots of good reviews. Glad to know you like it too!

Sherri said...

I haven't read anything in this series, I guess I should look into it! Thanks for the great review Vickie!

Vickie said...

Mary: It's highly enjoyable and has the added benefit of getting that looksee into the behind the scenes at the White House.

Sherri: It's a fun one, I think you'd enjoy it.