State of the Onion
Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honor in the most important kitchen in the... show more
Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honor in the most important kitchen in the world. She's hell-bent on earning her dream job, Executive Chef. There's just one thing: her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 2nd 2008
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
Food And Drink
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
Series: A White House Chef Mystery (#1)
State of the Onion is unlike any cozy I have read before and I enjoyed it very much. The plot is of a political nature and more involved than many cozy mysteries. My only complaint here, and it is a small one, is that there was one particular character who had my vote as number one suspect and was...
Overall, a very good story. I was positive I knew who the killer was until the very end, when I was proved very wrong. All the characters in the white house kitchen were likeable and I enjoyed reading about them. There were a couple of times when the main character waxed lyrical about the honor of...
In my quest to find a new cozy mystery series I will enjoy as much as I did the Joanne Fluke series, I think I have found it. What fun characters the author has developed.Ollie is a chef at the White House and is dating a man of the Secret Service (in secret). She finds herself in an unusual situati...
4.1I was surprised by this book. I admit that I had judged the book and the title and shrugged and kept walking. I came back to it on a whim and I'm glad I did. The characters and the pacing kept me interested and the mystery kept me on my toes.I will have to complain about the redundancy of some ph...
I blazed through this book in a day and a half, and for the most part enjoyed it. Ollie is ditzy yet headstrong in the way cozy mystery heroines typically are, but her role as a White House chef adds some interest in her characterization. None of the other characters are particularly fleshed out but...