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Home of the Braised
A White House Chef Mystery # 7
Julie Hyzy

Berkley Prime Crime
January 2014
ISBN 0425262383
Mystery – cozy

Reviewed by Cheryl Green


Olivia Paras’s full attention should be on the upcoming White House State Dinner for the president of Durasi. It is very important because the peace talks between the nations are also being held here. Ollie is focusing on her upcoming wedding. She and Gav have the license – but no date has been set. They can’t get a judge to marry them for several months. There are no openings on the docket.

Gav remembers an old friend who just happens to be a minister. Evan Bonder has agreed to marry them. Ollie and Gav go to see him and end up walking in on a multiple homicide. Why is the Secret Service involved? Ollie is again in hot water and has been questioned several times by the Secret Service. Even Josh, President Hyden’s young son, knows Ollie is in trouble. Ollie had better be careful about sticking her nose into this case, or she might not make it to the alter.

Things to ponder: Where is Gav? Will there be a wedding? Will Josh improve his chopping skills? Why does the Secret Service need additional outside help?

This is one of my favorite series. Julie Hyzy never disappoints. There are so many twists and turns in this story that you feel as if you are on a roller coaster. This was a fast, fun killer read. There are some yummy recipes included in the book. So if you like your mystery with a dash of the Secret Service, then you should be reading Home of the Braised.

Reviewed 2014