State of the Onion (A White House Chef Mystery)

by Julie Hyzy | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780425218693 Global Overview for this book
Registered by loriped of Keizer, Oregon USA on 7/30/2009
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Thursday, July 30, 2009
Olivia "Ollie" Paras is the White House Assistant Chef, a job that she loves but she'd also love to be promoted to Executive Chef since her boss is retiring. There are just a couple of problems: first, the other candidate for the job is a TV chef and Ollie's least favorite person, and second, Ollie accidentally got involved in stopping a man fleeing the Secret Service and now it appears Ollie is in danger.

Tom, Ollie's Secret Service boyfriend, tries to convince Ollie to stay out of the mystery of the fleeing man and let the Secret service do their job-but Ollie's curiosity keeps putting her right in the middle of things. Will Ollie's involvement in the mystery spell the end of her relationship with Tom, or even worse, cost her the job of Executive Chef? When Ollie figures out that she is the only person alive who can identify an international assassin, will she even live long enough to be offered her dream job?


Journal Entry 2 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Sunday, February 07, 2010
Selected from the Shroffland/LoriPed Mystery VBB

Journal Entry 3 by wingjumpinginwing from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, February 18, 2010
Another selection from the Mystery VBB. This looks like a fun mystery.

Thanks, LoriPed!

Journal Entry 4 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, May 21, 2011
I enjoyed this book very much, both the mystery itself and what I learned about the White House kitchen. Although this is a cooking mystery, complete with recipes, it's not as cozy as some cozy mysteries.

I'll be looking for more in this series.

Annimanni has chosen this from the Flora and Fauna VBB. Canada Post may be going on strike in a few days, so I will hang onto the book until they decide.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (5/24/2011 UTC) at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Looks like the strike--if it happens--won't start for several days, so I'm hoping this gets on its way before then.

Sent by surface mail to Annimanni today.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, July 07, 2011
Received with warm thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, September 05, 2011
I was going to say all the same things that jumpingin mentions in her journal entry :) I devoured this book today (I'm on sick leave) and can't wait to go and add the rest of the books in this series to my wishlist.

The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the overt patriotism, such as waxing lyrical about "the most beautiful flag, the most powerful symbol of freedom on Earth" etc.

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnnimanniwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, September 12, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (9/13/2011 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Next off to Chania as part of the Finnish wishlist tag game. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Friday, September 16, 2011
Thanks sooo much - looks like my kind of book!

Journal Entry 10 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Very nice! Not as cozy, as many books of this genre, but a little twist added - and it made it better than some cozy mysteries. It was nice to peek behind the scenes of the White House - even if this is fiction after all.

Looking forward to read more of these books about Ollie.

Journal Entry 11 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Sunday, February 09, 2014
Sending to Niksu next!

Journal Entry 12 by Niksu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Thank you Chania for your generosity. This looks tempting!

Journal Entry 13 by Niksu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, March 06, 2014
I very much enjoyed this one. Nothing to expect when started reading and was positively surprised. Me too, was not exited about the patriotism but besides that, a very good read. Have to add couple of books to my wishlist by the author.

I wasn't planning on reading the book so quickly but I think this could be perfect for a sweepstake winner. Thanks Chania, for the book. This was great fun!

Journal Entry 14 by Niksu at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (4/2/2014 UTC) at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Congratulations for the winner. Sorry for the late mailing!


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Journal Entry 15 by wingSoozreaderwing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, April 07, 2014
Thank you for this book! It's a new series to me and I look forward to reading it!:)

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