Rosemary's Gravy

Rosemary's Gravy

by Melissa F. Miller

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Meet Rosemary Field, chemist turned private chef, in this fresh and funny romantic mystery from a USA Today bestseller.

The day I become a murder suspect starts like any other. I'm busy prepping for a dinner party, regretting my life choices, and putting up with my diva movie star boss's antics.

But when said miserable movie star dies from an allergic reaction after eating my cooking, the police want to charge me and close the case.

To clear my reputation and stay out of prison, I have to find the real murderer. The suspect list is long (did I mention she was a rotten person?) and includes a womanizing race car driver; a powerful music producer; Hollywood's hottest leading man; and, oh yeah, Felix, the dead woman's gorgeous stepson--which gets a bit awkward when he and I start dating.

Things go from bad to worse when Felix nearly dies from food poisoning after I make him a romantic dinner.

Now I'm unhappily single, unemployed, and once again on the wrong side of the LAPD.

Salvaging an oversalted sauce? No problem. Saving my bacon while a ruggedly handsome homicide detective investigates me for murder? We'll see ...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151523455
Publisher: Brown Street Books
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Series: A We Sisters Three Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 1,336
File size: 781 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller is a former attorney who traded the practice of law for the art of telling stories.

She is the author of more than two dozen bestselling legal thrillers, suspense thrillers, romantic comedic mysteries, and forensic thrillers. All her work shares two common threads: pulse-pounding, tightly plotted action and smart, unlikely heroines and heroes.

Her books feature such diverse protagonists as a pint-sized attorney and mother of twins who’s trained in Krav Maga; a Native American government investigator who relies on her heritage to guide her when the chips are down; a Buddhist forensic pathologist who refuses to harm any living creature; and a trio of twenty-something sisters just starting out in their careers who find murder and mayhem wherever they go.

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Rosemary's Gravy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read and a decent mystery. I enjoyed it and will probably try another of her mysteries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three stars for an easy read that's light on the romance, light on the mystery, and light on character background and development, but still entertaining. The characters have lots of potential, but suffer from lack of depth and development. Rosemary is intelligent, a talented chef, has a realistic relationship with her sisters, and doesn't just fall into bed with the handsome flirty hunk on the first date, but there's too much emphasis on her parents' financial problems that really had nothing to do with the basic story, and not enough development of motivations to place her in dramatic conflict. There's minimal background on Detective Dave Drummond, and no depth to any secondary characters - the Hollywood music producer, the estranged son, the Hispanic maid, the race car driver, the police men and women, and a smattering of others. At 164 pages, this is a lightweight fast read. The basic mystery is who poisened the obnoxious Hollywood starlet and blamed it on the chef? There's reference to means, motive and opportunity, but minimal development of those elements, and the limited cast of characters makes the "mystery" too easy to solve.
Sweetpea53 More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It is definitely a change of pace from Melissa's legal thrillers and I have to say I enjoyed it very much. This is the first book in a new series and I am looking forward to reading the upcoming books as well. Rosemary, Sage and Thyme are three sisters who are in a bit of a financial mess left behind by their parents. In order to help dig out from under a looming money disaster, Rosemary is working as a personal chef to a high-maintenance Hollywood star. When her employer is found dead, Rosemary gets caught up in a murder mystery and becomes the number one suspect. The story progresses as she works to clear her name while falling under the romantic spell of the victim's stepson. A handsome detective also shows an interest in her which makes for a fun twist to the story. Rosemary has a rather "snarky" attitude at times which I found to be amusing and a bit endearing. This story has enough plot twists to keep your interest and is quite an enjoyable read. I enjoy mysteries and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a mystery with a bit of a comedic twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Knew who did it from the start, Liked the ending but too many unanswered questions about Rosemary and sisters paat and future,
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 3 Narration 2 Story 3 So – a private holistic chef working for a vegan Hollywood actress, an allergic reaction, a handsy step-son and plenty of suspects highlight this story. And from the blurb, I was instantly intrigued – being a fan of Dianne Mott Davidson’s titles: more foodie –heavy cozies that always is worth a re-read or listen for me. So my hopes for this title were instantly mitigated within the first few sentences: clichéd descriptions and characters that just had me hoping for more. But, it was early on, and I listened on. Rosemary was, by far, the best-developed character in the story: her background and love for the food she creates, as well as her care taken in preparation all sang out neatly, even as her client drops dead from an allergic reaction – she was CAREFUL. But, if she’s being honest, aside from being unemployed, again: the woman was a diva to the extreme – and the police now think she is responsible for the murder. Rosemary realizes that there are only a handful of ‘real’ suspects that could have ‘done the deed’: a race-car driver, a leading man, a music producer and, of course, Felix, the handsy step-son who she (for several reasons that truly weren’t well elucidated) she is dating – she begins to put the pieces together. Of course, nothing is straight-forward and the flat, one-dimensional and frequently clichéd characters appear regularly: Hot male cop, mean female cop, Latina Housekeeper, spoiled (and not particularly remorseful) step-son, and phrases that were commonplace in 1980’s romance: knees like Jelly, an over-played focus on romantic statements that caused more than a few eye-rolls, the story moves toward a rather pat suspicion by the police in their often heavy-handed approach to proving her guilt, rather than discovering the truth. Of course, the fact that Rosemary and her sisters need a fast infusion of cash to save their parents’ failing business does add to the suspicion about her motive (there wasn’t one) and their continuing to follow that path. Narration for this story is provided by Vanessa Daniels, and I’ve had an up and down experience with her work. A bit rushed in the delivery, with minimal distinctions separating the characters and an overly exaggerated breathiness that was a staple in many of the romantic (or meant to be romantic) moments, odd pauses that didn’t feel as if they existed in the text and an uneven pace throughout each chapter brought more than a bit of frustration in this listen. When the story feels as if the characters were all in need of depth and development, and the clearly present culprit despite the multiple questions and clues meant to lead elsewhere, the story felt less focused on the layering of the mystery than presenting a series of moments that played to the often-quirky Rosemary’s humor and behavior. The story felt young and indecisive, and while quick to finish, leaves me wondering just where the next story will go. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of fun, kind of cute, and a little far fetched. I have trouble with all of the food themed mystery novels spurting out but this one wasn't bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great light-heartd mystery that was fun to read. Only complaint was that her sisters were shocked that she hadn't slept with the guy after their first date. Doesn't anybody DATE anymore? They just jump straight into bed with someone before they know anything about them. Turns out it was a good thing she didn't slep with him. Maybe a good lesson in there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun and throughly engaging mystery romance. Try her Shasa McCandless legal thrillers. You won't be dissapointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good quick read. Mystery, romance and a quick. read. It's free!
Mary Salas 17 days ago
Likeable characters. Keeps you guessing and entertained.
Cynthia A Ivy 3 months ago
Loved the story.Espusley the end
Pat Paulson 3 months ago
pretty good read. would read more of her books.
Melissa Wetwiski 4 months ago
Rosemary is witty and strong minded. This book makes you laugh, swoon, and makes you want to continue to read!
Pamela Gormley 5 months ago
I absolutely loved the characters and the author keeps you interested. This was a great book.
Anonymous 6 months ago
very nice read enjoyed tramendsly
Anonymous 6 months ago
Light and easy! Very entertaining
Anonymous 6 months ago
Decent but not a lot of depth to the characters.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Kept your interest.
Anonymous 12 months ago
loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
that could have been a shorter story because after a bit, I would find my mind wandering instead of following the story. It was light in charactor depth and there was no foul language or explicite sex. There was a happy ending for Rosemary. Pronably not going to read more in this series. J
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it needs better telling. Very very little character development. Little to no suspense. I won't be reading the other books in series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprise.d. I just hit a Button and opened the book By mistake. It was a great Fast read. Definitely worth My time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fast, easy read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story