Category Archives: Julie Hyzy

Books of the month: June 2016

Pick of the month This month had several contenders for my favourite read but I’ve managed to narrow it down to two and for the same reasons: they’ve stood the test of time and have been given a second life … Continue reading

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Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt

There are many authors who hit on a successful or popular idea for a novel and, more or less, repeat the winning formula with each new publication. There are far fewer authors who can do this without displaying some level … Continue reading

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Review: Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy

The fourth book in the White House chef series sees Executive Chef Olivia (Ollie) Paras and the rest of the White House kitchen staff welcoming a new President on Inauguration Day. But when Ollie finds a box of famous brand barbeque chicken … Continue reading

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Review: Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy

When an important guest dies after eating a meal prepared in the White House kitchen Executive Chef Olivia (Ollie) Paras and her team are banned from the building while an investigation takes place. As Ollie’s mother and grandmother have come … Continue reading

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Cooking can be murder

I’m not sure what it is about food and cooking that makes the subject such a popular one for mystery writers (and readers) but it’s probably the same factor that makes celebrity chefs and TV cooking shows so prevalent these days. The … Continue reading

Posted in Diane Mott Davidson, Dick Francis, Enid Blyton, Jerrilyn Farmer, Julie Hyzy, Kerry Greenwood (Aus), list, Michael Bond, Peter King, random thoughts, Rex Stout, Robin Cook | 4 Comments

Two cosies and a Christie

My reading has whisked ahead of my reviewing of late. I’ve been scavenging reading time in between preparing food for festive feasts and managing a few pages at the end of each tiring day but I haven’t found much time … Continue reading

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Review: State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy

Title: State of the Onion Author: Julie Hyzy Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime [2008] ISBN: 978-0-425-21869-3 Series: 1st book in the White House Chef series Olivia (Ollie) Paras is an assistant chef in the White House kitchen and on her way to … Continue reading

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