Saturday, September 17, 2016
Book Review/Giveaway: Cheddar off Dead by Julia Buckley
Title:Cheddar Off Dead
Author: Julia Buckley
Series: Book 2 An UnderCover Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Star Rating: 4 out of 5
It's a surprising fact that people want credit for making food they didn't have or talent to make, well Pine Haven, Illinois is in luck, Caterer and "Undercover Dish" business owner, Lilah Drake is at their service.
Lilah is very busy with the Christmas season with everyone wanting "party food" for their Christmas parties and Lilah is busy cooking and baking on top of her catering job. "Santa" aka actor Brad Whitefield has been shot to death in an elementary school parking lot where Lilah is delivering an "undercover dish" to teacher and friend, Jenny.
Brad has a rep for being a "tool" and a "jerk" and a gambler who is in debt to the mob and he is a known for cheating on his wife. Jay Parker is a detective on the case but there's trouble when Lilah and Jay previously share a romantic kiss and Lilah is a witness to the murder but does not mean to be and Lilah sets off on a Christmas mission to find who could have done this to "Santa"
You could cut the drama between Lilah and Jay with a knife and it kept the story an engaging read that I loved and I would love to sink my teeth into Lilah's macaroni and cheese bake .
I love the premise, it's a foodie mystery but it's very different in a good way. "Mick" the dog now owns a piece of my heart. Thank you to Julia Buckley for getting me in the Christmas Spirit, and now craving macaroni and cheese but did you really have to kill off Santa even if he was a bad guy?
FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.
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