Book Review: Guilty as Charred (A Cook-Off Mystery) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series by Devon Delaney
Guilty as Charred (A Cook-Off Mystery) by Devon Delaney
Guilty as Charred has appetizing cuisine, a technologically challenged detective, a panicked populace, toxic threats, a canine named Chutney, and one prying protagonist. ~The Avid Reader
A great mystery full of quirky characters and mouth-watering food that will keep you hooked until the very end. Perfect for fans of culinary-themed cozies. ~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
About the Book
Guilty as Charred (A Cook-Off Mystery) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Kensington (June 25, 2019) Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages ISBN-10: 1496714474 ISBN-13: 978-1496714473 Digital ASIN: B07HVYY7KN
Sherry Oliveri has attained celebrity status after winning the America’s Good Taste Recipe Contest with her delectable New England Crab Cake Sliders. But now that she’s back home in Connecticut, she’s got to deal with something else fishy . . .
Sherry’s making a guest appearance on a local radio show when the news comes in: Poppy Robinson has been found dead in the town’s community garden. Sherry was supposed to be taking questions about her win in the national cooking competition, but instead the callers start dishing dirt.
Poppy and Sherry were both involved in the vegetable garden, and while Poppy may have been a bit priggish, it wasn’t anything that called for a shovel to the back of the head. There was already trouble brewing, with the owner of the land threatening to renege on their agreement, and this murder has taken tensions to a new level. Now while Sherry’s organizing a Fourth of July cook-off event, she’s also got a murder investigation on her plate . . .
Includes Recipes from Sherry’s Kitchen!
About the Author
Devon Delaney is a wife, mother of three, accomplished cooking contester, recent empty nester, and lifelong resident of the Northeast. She has been handsomely rewarded for her recipe innovation over the last twenty-plus years, including a full kitchen of major appliances, top cash prizes, and four trips to Disney World. She has also won the Grand Prize in a national writing contest for her “foodie” poem “Ode to Pork Passion.”
This was a new to me author. This is also the 3rd book in the series. I did not have any problem following along. The first two books are recapped for you. (What a thoughtful touch. I really liked that!) What drew me in was the cover and the description. I was excited to read something new. This book has well written characters. I love how the author's writing just flows through the pages. This is a cute cozy mystery. I have found a new author to read!
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