Killer Mousse (Della Cooks Mystery Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Meet Della Carmichael, owner of a cooking school in Santa Monica, California, and, as of this week, star of a brand-new cable cooking show. But she's about to add another credit to her rŽsumŽ: suspect.
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Killer Mousse (Della Cooks Mystery Series #1)

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Overview

Meet Della Carmichael, owner of a cooking school in Santa Monica, California, and, as of this week, star of a brand-new cable cooking show. But she's about to add another credit to her rŽsumŽ: suspect.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101206959
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Series: Della Cooks Mystery Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 243,258
  • File size: 331 KB

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

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    I want MORE!!!

    Melinda Wells has a hit on her hands with the "Della Cooks" series. It's debut, "Killer Mousse" appeals to me on every level...interesting plot, an appealing sleuth(Della Carmichael)who is proud to be her age, the cutest pets(Tuffy and Emma)ever, and above all, delicious recipes! Della is a fantastic role model of a forty-seven year old independent businesswoman who has the love and support of her friends and family, and isn't afraid to reveal her real age to the world. I hope Ms. Wells keeps this series up for a long time, because it will be a treat to see where she takes Della next! As a professional baker, I LOVE that chocolate mousse("Killer Mousse") recipe that's included. I will be experimenting with it!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    interesting culinary amateur sleuth

    In Santa Monica, California Della Carmichael accepts the offer from the better Living Channel to host a cooking show In the Kitchen with Della so that she can pay the rent on her cooking school studio. However, one hour before she is to make her live appearance on the air debut, the previous Cooking Diva Mimi Bond verbally assaults her accusing her of sleeping with Mickey Jordan as that would be the only reason he gave her Mimi¿s show. Trying to remain calm, Della insists she only met Mickey four times and his wife was with him each time. She keeps to herself that the rumor Mimi was fired was too much 100 proof sauce in her sauce. To her chagrin Mimi takes Della¿s famous KILLING MOUSSE and claims it is terrible before falling down to her death. From the audience the woman sitting next to Mimi shouts ¿You killed my mother¿. Police Detective Hall leads the investigation in which all the evidence points towards Della. The mousse, which had been in the nearby refrigerator for a few hours, contains two ingredients that Della claims she did not use: Intesteral the chocolate laxative and peanuts, which Mimi is deathly allergic too. Realizing at a minimum her career is ruined and at maximum face an official accusation of first degree murder, Della investigates starting with how Mimi who could not boil water became the COOKING DIVA. ---- This is an interesting culinary amateur sleuth as the heroine cook has a genuine reason to find the real culprit she recognizes she is a bumbling amateur but cannot afford a professional. Della keeps the plot fresh with her inquiry as she uses her cooking process to guide the steps she takes. Readers will enjoy the recipes provided by Della, the support cast and some guests (Barbara Rush and her sister Ramona Hennessy) ranging from the title dessert to ¿Gangster Chicken Cacciatore¿, and ¿Funeral Salad¿ (by guest Regina Cocanougher). ---- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Forget it!

    Just to boring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2008

    Enjoyable characters

    I bought this book because of the standard poodle on the cover (I have one), and read it with enjoyment. I liked the characters, the setting 'a cable TV cooking show' and the mystery. The two recipes I've tried 'Gangster cacciatore and the chili' are very good. I hope this series continues and I recommend it to anyone who likes cooking mysteries, smart female leading characters, or just good stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

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    Another good new author

    I usually like cozy mysteries with a cooking plot. This is a new author to me and I will look forward to her upcoming books.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Murder myster with a food twist

    Excellent myster with just enough Romance. It was fast, enjoyable reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2008

    Great debut!

    Kudos to Melinda Wells on her debut, and hopefully not last, Della Carmichael mystery! This is the kind of quirky mystery that I love to read. I found this to be an enjoyable story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2008

    Disappointing

    Good story premise. Use of character's initials instead of name very annoying. Way too much detail which interfers with pace of story. After all who wants to know the color of someone's shutters and door hinges when it has nothing to do with the story? What happened to 'show don't tell'?

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