Monday, January 21, 2008

STATE OF THE ONION by Julie Hyzy (Berkley)

Ok, it IS another culinary mystery—but this one is something more. Olivia "Ollie" Paras is an assistant chef at the White House, and in the running for executive chef. Along with Ollie, the reader meets the president and first lady, members of the Secret Service, and international terrorists. The story is current, edgy, and laden with calories—the kitchen staff is preparing for a state dinner. Did I mention that Ollie's competition for the new position is a cooking show star? Onion is a worthy entry to the ranks of engrossing cozies.

3 comments:

Julie Hyzy said...

Hi Molly - Thanks so much for reviewing State of the Onion. I'm so happy you liked it. I don't know if you remember, but we met at Magna a few years ago. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and review my book.
And I look forward to seeing you at the VFOB!
Best always,
Julie

bibliochef said...

I did a review of this one on my site, Cooking with Ideas at http:/www.cookingwithideas.typepad.com and will have a link to your pdf on culinary mysteries and to your site later this month.

Bibliochef

kristen said...

What is the theme of The State of the Onion?