Synopses & Reviews
A trip to Italys Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton. At least until her bossand benefactor of this whirlwind excursionbecomes the target of a murderer
When Grace and her boss, Bennett Marshfield, turn up at the Italian villa of one of his oldest friends, theyre troubled to discover that most of his friends impressive art collectionincluding a prized bronze skull crafted by Picassois fake. Someone has been selling the real deals and replacing them with skilled forgeries.
Unfortunately, Grace and Bennett have to fly home the next day, so theres no time to investigate. But their troubles are hardly over. On the plane, Grace catches a woman trying to poison Bennett. The woman, of course, isnt talking, but by the end of the flight, there are two dead bodies. Now Grace has to wing it to find a mile-high murdererespecially since she suspects Bennett is still in danger
Praise for the national bestselling White House Chef mysteries:
"Pulse-pounding action, an appealing heroine, and the inner workings of the White House kitchen combine for a stellar adventure...delightful." --Carolyn Hart, national bestselling author of Death Comes Silently
"[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, national bestselling author of Widow's Tears
"A compulsively readable whodunit full of juicy behind-the-Oval Office details, flavorful characters, and a satisfying side dish of red herrings." --Publishers Weekly
"The backstage look at the White House proves fascinating." --Booklist
“Readers will love Grace.”—Chicago Sun-Times
"Grace Wheaton is the type of sophisticated Southern sleuth that cozy fans will adore!”—Feathered Quill Book Reviews “Hyzy creates the well-researched and believable estate of Marshfield Manor, part mansion and part museum . . . Well-drawn characters like busybody secretary Frances, handsome landscape architect Jack, and stalking wannabe PI Ronny are supported by lively subplots, laying series groundwork to rival Marshfield Manors own elaborate structure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling White House Chef Mysteries
“[A] unique setting, strong characters, sharp conflict, and snappy plotting…Hyzys 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, national bestselling author of The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star
“[A] clever plot and fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses of life in the White House.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“[A] compulsively readable whodunit.”—Publishers Weekly
White House executive chef Ollie Paras has to put her own interests on the back burner when a kindly electrician is electrocuted to death, and the First Ladys nephew dies in an apparent suicide less than 24 hours after cleaning shrimp with Ollie. Ollie suspects something fishy is going on. Shell have to watch her backand find a killer unlikely to be pardoned.
White House executive chef Ollie Paras must put her own interests on the back burner when a kindly electrician is electrocuted, and the First Lady's nephew dies in an apparent suicide less than 24 hours after cleaning shrimp with Ollie. Includes recipes. Original.
White House executive chef Olivia Paras has enough on her plate. But after gaining new information about her father’s death, the First Family isn’t the only family Olivia is concerned about…
Olivia has always believed that her father was an honorable man—until a trip to visit her mother reveals that he was dishonorably discharged from the army. Olivia is even more shocked to learn that he was brutally murdered because someone at his company suspected him of selling corporate secrets. Refusing to believe that her father was a scoundrel, Olivia won’t rest until she proves his innocence.
Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Gav, Olivia must reach out to her father’s colleagues to discover the truth behind his murder. What she’s about to discover may not only put her at risk, but threaten national security as well…
With the pressure of an upcoming state dinner that could make or break the presidents foreign policy, White House executive chef Olivia Paras has precious little time to focus on her wedding plansor to catch a murderer
Tensions are running high as the White House staff adjusts to a new chief usher and prepares for a high-stakes state dinner, where everything must be perfect. But as the date for the event approaches, things go disastrously wrong when the secretary of defense is found dead in his home, seemingly killed during a break-in.
At the same time Olivias fiancé, Gav, is looking into the mysterious murder of an old friend. Is there a connection? Despite an increase in security following the secretarys death, Ollie learns the president is in imminent danger at the dinner and must do everything in her power to get to himbefore its too late
Includes Recipes for a complete presidential menu!
About the Author
New York Times
bestselling and awardwinning author Julie Hyzy
writes both the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. A native Chicagoan, she thoroughly enjoys researching her books, especially when traveling to exciting new places is involved. Visit her books online at www.juliehyzy.com, www.cozychicksblog.com, facebook.com/Julie.Hyzy, and twitter.com/JulieHyzy.