Hail to the Chef: White House Chef Mystery
by Julie Hyzy
Cover Artist: Ben Perini
Review by Gayle Surrette
Berkley Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425224991
Date: 02 December 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Ollie Paras is settling into her new position as White House executive chief. She's finding that it's more administrative and less hands-on than she'd like but the Christmas menus and specials are shaping up -- that is until the bomb threat locked Ollie, the First Lady, Mrs. Campbell, and her nephew, Sean, together for several hours. Ollie learned the First Lady was trying to fix her up with Sean and that the First Lady was being pressured to sell the company her father had started with his partners years ago. When Sean turns up dead, an apparent suicide, hours after visiting Ollie in the White House kitchen, she thinks something is just a bit off. From official release/information:
Product Description: 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.