Friday, March 23, 2012

Death of Kitchen Diva by Lee Hollis

Hayley Powell is a single mom who likes to cook and is the new food columnist with her newspaper.  Her rival on the other newspaper is devious and determined to outdo her, even if it means stealing her recipe.  Hayley gets angry enough about it to threaten her with death.  When she's the one to find Karen dead, she's also a major suspect...

Kensington sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's available now at your local bookstore.

Hayley is trying hard to find some extra income to help pay for repair of their home and the children's sports activities.  She's thrilled to have the chance to write another column and get an extra $50 a week.  But she sure didn't expect to be suspected of murder.  She also didn't expect half the town to believe it could be true.

This is a cozy set in Maine with some zany characters.  Hayley's two best friends are a beautiful real estate agent who dresses the best in town and a relaxed lobster woman who always seems to be pregnant.  When she gets in trouble, they attempt to help her solve the crime to protect her.

This is a fun light read that will make you smile as you watch the girls go through their various antics.  This author keeps you busy with the various relationships and the distinct lack of clues.  There are seven recipes in the book, too.  Of course, Hayley's investigation goes around the edges of legal.  That makes it even more complex when the police chief is her brother's boyfriend.

I enjoyed my walk through Bar Harbor, Maine.  Why not get a copy of this book and see what you think of the neighborhood?

I'm going to give my copy of this book away.  If you'd like to win it, leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at with your name and address and the reason you'd like to read the book.  I'll pick a winner in about a week.

Happy reading. 

1 comment:

ChristyJan said...

A cozy mystery with zany characters AND recipes . . . count me in!