Synopses & Reviews
Its an old adage that too many cooks spoil the broth. But when a tour of the White House kitchen by a group of foreign chefs ends in murder, its Olivia Paras who finds herself in the soup
Due to a government sequester, entertaining at the White House has been severely curtailed. So executive chef Olivia Paras is delighted to hear that plans are still on to welcome a presidential candidate from the country of Saardiscathe first woman to run for officeand four of that nations top chefs.
But while leading the chefs on a kitchen tour, pastry chef Marcel passes out suddenlyand later claims he was drugged. When one of the visiting chefs collapses and dies, its clear someone has infiltrated the White House with ill intent. Could it be an anti-Saardiscan zealot? Is the candidate a target? Are the foreign chefs keeping more than their recipes a secret? Once again, Olivia must make sleuthing the special of the day
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling White House Chef Mysteries
“A compulsively readable whodunit full of juicy behind-the-Oval Office details, flavorful characters, and a satisfying side dish of red herrings.”—Publishers Weekly
“Stellar adventure…Delightful.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of Death Comes Silently
“This series burns as bright as the sun during a sweltering D.C. summer.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“[A] unique setting, strong characters, sharp conflict, and snappy plotting...Hyzy's research into the backstage kitchen secrets of the White House gives this series a special savor that will make you hungry for more.”—Susan Wittig Albert, New York Times bestselling author of Widow's Tears
“The backstage look at the White House proves fascinating.”—Booklist
Chef Olivia Paras has too many eggs in one basket-and is feeling like a basket-case...
When NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies right after eating the dinner Olivia Paras's staff had prepared, all forks point to them. Now the Secret Service is picking apart the kitchen-and scrutinizing the staff's every move. The timing couldn't be worse with the White House Lawn Easter Egg Roll to prep for without access to a kitchen. Olivia must find the real culprit-before she cracks under pressure.
When an NSA big shot dies right after eating the dinner Olivia Paras's staff had prepared, all forks point to them. Now the Secret Service is picking apart the kitchen. The timing couldn't be worse with the White House Lawn Easter Egg Roll to prep for without access to a kitchen. Olivia must find the real culprit. Original.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Julie Hyzy writes the White House Chef Mysteries--including Home of the Braised and Fonduing Fathers--and the Manor House Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. She has won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for her mystery fiction.