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Hail To The Chef

Hail To The Chef, December 2008
A White House Chef Mystery #2
by Julie Hyzy

336 pages
ISBN: 0425224996
EAN: 9780425224991
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"Cooking Up Trouble in the Capital!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Hail To The Chef
Julie Hyzy

Reviewed by Stacey Hayman
Posted January 25, 2009


Olivia Paras, otherwise known as Ollie to her friends, hasn't been the White House executive chef for long -just long enough to get in more trouble than a chef should. In her second amateur sleuthing attempt, Ollie finds herself creating a memorable Thanksgiving dinner and a judging gingerbread men cookie contest all while trying to discover why terrorists are threatening the First Lady. Gavin, the Special Agent-in-Charge, would love for Ollie to mind her own business but there's no stopping a chef this headstrong. Soon it becomes clear Ollie might be their best bet at catching the bad guys, partly with her newly acquired electrical knowledge and party as bad guy bait.

A fun, cozy mystery with likeable characters and an unique setting in The White House. There are eleven recipes at the end, nine are appetizers plus two desserts. If you've read State of the Onion, Ollie's first adventure, you'll definitely want to read this too. Or you can become a fan, starting with this one.

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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 Lady’s nephew dies in an apparent suicide less than 24 hours after cleaning shrimp with Ollie. Ollie suspects something fishy is going on. She’ll have to watch her back—and find a killer unlikely to be pardoned.

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