Friday, September 8, 2017

Review: Death of A Christmas Caper by: Lee Hollis

Title: Death of A Christmas Caper
Author: Lee Hollis
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Hayley Powell Food Cocktails Mystery #5
Pages: 336
Format: e-book
Source: Personal Purchase

Description:

Who better than food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell to book a caterer for the Island Times holiday party? But Hayley's quest for a cook turns into the pursuit of a killer who caters to no one. . . 
Office Christmas parties can sometimes mean career suicide--but they rarely lead to murder. Hayley thought Garth Rawlings would be the perfect caterer for this year's bash, but when the gourmet sees her budget, he goes galloping. 

Unfortunately his run is short-lived. Garth is found dead on the floor of his kitchen, with his delectable creations burning in the oven. Faced with a spread of suspects, Hayley is determined to discover who would want to take out the Christmas caterer, because--no matter what the season--justice must be served. . .

My Thoughts:

In this book Hayley Powell is getting ready for Christmas when she gets roped into planning the Island Times Holiday party after bombing out with a local chef due to what she is given financially to work with Hayley sets out to cook food for the party.  When local chef Garth Rawlings hears about it through twitter he hires Hayley to help out at the years bash.  What Hayley didn't count on was finding Garth dead!  How does a man die of homicide in a locked warehouse kitchen? Will Hayley figure it out or will this be the death that never gets resolved?

This book had a lot going with the holidays coming.  Hayley's daughter Gemma in a holiday pageant. Also this one has Hayley knee deep trying to figure out what happened with Garth, who kill him and why?  Hayley isn't one to sit on the sidelines while a murderer runs around free.  This book involved a cheating spouse, a sparse relationship between Hayley and the corner Sabrina, and two loves in Hayley's Christmas tree.  Hayley will have to weed through the people involved to get to the bottom of it and make a decision in her personal life!

I love this series especially Hayley, Mona and Liddy they are such great friends to one another/  This book didn't disappoint with the story.  They can really make you laugh along with Hayley english challenged brother in law Sergio who tries so hard with english but hasn't toally mastered it yet!

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