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
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for Review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out of 5
 Reviewed by:Tina

I really needed to be in the Christmas spirit and Cheddar off Dead was just the book that made me feel all Christmasy inside if just for a brief time.
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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48 comments:

  1. Love the title and the cover! Sounds great! Thank you for the opportunity!
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  2. I love the title, sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win :)
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  3. that would be the pits for Jay. But the mac & cheese dish? Must see. My daughter loves mac and cheese am always looking for a new variation. As for the story. Sounds great! Would love to read. Like to see how Lilah finds Brad's killer Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  4. I enjoy foodie mysteries and I'm always looking for new mac & cheese recipes. My grandson really loves it. This sounds like a book for me! Thank you!

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  5. I hope this one also has recipes. "Real" mac and cheese is one of our go-to Winter meals. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  6. Love foodie themes and love the title! I need to read this series! :)

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  7. Love the premise of this series!

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  8. I love the cute title and great cover art. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Cheddar off Dead.
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  9. I'm looking forward to starting this series. I loved a Dark and Stormy Murder and now it's time to pick up this series to read. Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win. peggysbookshelf1@gmail.com

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  10. I enjoy seasonal themed mysteries and this one sounds like another winner. Looking forward to reading it. dbahn(at) iw(dot)net.

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  11. This sounds like a great read. I am about to start Dark and Stormy Murder and this would be a great addition to my collection. Thanks for the review and chance to win. salvatoresmom71 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  12. Great cover. I'm always looking for new cozy series. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  13. This book looks awesome! I love reading cozy mystery books. Thank you for the review and a chance to win.

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  16. Thanks for the chance to win. The review gets me excited to read this book. Dawnm89us@yahoo.com

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  17. Thanks for hosting the book on your blog! And thanks to all of you who entered. Good luck!!

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  18. Book sounds like a really good read. I love that the story has
    A dog in it.
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  19. Thanks for including Julia Buckley and her latest book on your blog. I love the cover and it would most definitely stop me to check it out. Fingers crossed that I might win. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  20. I would love to win this one! Julia Buckley's books are fantastic! catlaw2@comcast.net

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  21. I'm getting my Christmas books lined up for this year and this looks great!
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  22. This cozy sounds delightful. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I enjoy this author's great books. Wonderful giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I love this series! Can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  27. This is a new series to me..... Would love to win!
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  28. this book looks so good..would love to read
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  29. This book sounds like so much fun to read! I love your cozy mysteries.
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  30. This sounds like such a great cozy book. Thank you.
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  32. The title & cover are great! Thank-you for the opportunity. kckendler(@)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I'm looking forward to this one. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy. frybbe (@) gmail (dot) com.

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  34. Awesome sounding book! Great cover! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  35. This is a new series to me, but from your review it sounds like a great cozy mystery read. Looking forward to reading.
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  36. This is a new series to me, but from your review it sounds like a great cozy mystery read. Looking forward to reading.
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  37. I like the title. The plot sounds interesting and fun. And although I'm not a great fan of macaroni and cheese, my granddaughter is. I would love to win a copy of this book. Looking forward to reading it at some point, whether I win or must buy a copy myself.
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  38. I like the title. The plot sounds interesting and fun. And although I'm not a great fan of macaroni and cheese, my granddaughter is. I would love to win a copy of this book. Looking forward to reading it at some point, whether I win or must buy a copy myself.
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  39. Thanks Tina for a wonderful review & a chance to win!
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  40. Love the cover and Christmas stories! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  41. I haven't heard of this one...will have to check it out! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  42. As always, I enjoyed your review. Loved the first book & can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  43. What a cute cover! I'd love to read this book.
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  44. Recently read. First in series!!!
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  45. I am looking forward to reading Cheddar Off Dead. I enjoy cozy mysteries that are set at Christmas. Thank you for your review. Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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