Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Book Review: Killer Mousse by Melinda Wells

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley (February 5, 2008)

Meet Della Carmichael, owner of a cooking school in Santa Monica, California, and star of a brand-new cable cooking show. But now she's about to add an additional credit to her resume: suspect.

The first live airing of In the Kitchen with Della opens like other cooking shows-with a chef surrounded by bowls of ingredients in a shiny studio kitchen. But it ends like a crime-scene detective show-and Della is the suspected perp.

Della's Killer Mousse lives up to its name when her predecessor, Mimi Bond, taste tests it-and winds up dead on the floor. Proving that she didn't poison the mousse will be no piece of cake for Della. She'll have to expose unsavory secrets, get mixed up in heated family affairs, and figure out why Mimi, who couldn't make instant oatmeal, was hired in the first place...
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Killer Mousse was an okay read. There were some boring parts and I figured out the ending before it happened, but the characters were pretty interesting. I loved Della and her standard poodle, Tuffy. Also, even though I figured out the ending before it happened I WAS kept guessing for awhile at least. There were plenty of possibilities. Not really my kind of book and I doubt I would read more of this series unless I saw it in the library and wanted a change of pace from what I typically read.

3/5

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