After talking her way into a job on a pompous, third-rate chef's radio call-in-show, Angie Amalfi has visions of a new career to go along with her hot, new romance with Paavo Smith, a gorgeous homocide detective.
When a successful and much-envied restauranteur is poisoned however, Angie finds the case far more interesting than trying to make her pretentious boss sound good. Some cooks might shy away from such a sizzling case, but Angie can take the heat and stay in the kitchen.
|Series:||Angie Amalfi Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.88(d)|
About the Author
Joanne Pence was born and raised in San Francisco. A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a master's degree in journalism, Joanne has taught school in Japan, written for magazines, and worked for the federal government. She now lives in Idaho with her family, which includes a multitude of pets.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was drawn to the description and title of TOO MANY COOKS, hoping for a generous portion of good grit on grits. I thought, if a chef radio show is featured, and if a restauranteur is poisoned, as the back cover blurbed, my culinary cravings would be at least addressed, if not advanced to the 'third degree.' This 2nd novel in Pence¿s ANGIE AMALFI series had a Sidney Sheldon feel, rising from Pence's shifting from scene to scene, each with a different character as central focus in his own world. After Angie, fretful and feisty, somewhat settled into her job with the egghead, Chef 'Ahnree' (Henry La Tour), the scene shifted to Paavo's first day's return to his homicide department. The darker ambiance there was contrasted dramatically, with literary flair, to Angie's spritzy spunk. Riding through continued crafty writing style shifts and swanky mood swings, as soon as I was solidly into Paavo's world and cohorts, and bonded satisfyingly with Paavo's new partner, the scene cut to a murder in progress, which felt realistically ... Just. Like. That. By this time in the kaleidoscopic plot machinations, I was so far into the games, you couldn't have lifted me out of them except by a ceiling cave. And, in that case I wouldn't have been lifted. Of course I'd have been smashed. The ending of TOO MANY COOKS produces a labyrinth of mangy machinations, giving enough mystery complexity for even the most convoluted brains. But, is Angie an amateur sleuth, a romance heroine, a comedienne, or a well-fleshed player in a mainstream NOVEL. The problem is she's all of these, so I haven't been able to peg her cozily into one slot. Do I care?
Alright!!! No reveiws!!!!! This is mine!!!!!!!!!