I won the first recipe contest I entered. I was hooked. Mealtime became an exercise in recipe experimentation. Success in cooking competitions has earned me multiple trips and valuable prizes over the past twenty years. Meeting fellow cooking competitors has enriched my life immeasurably. Throughout my journey, writing has always been a passion. Combining the two hobbies was as destined as the pairing of sea salt and caramel, and just as addicting.
Reviews of Final Roasting Place:
This was a fast-paced andtightly woven tale with a comfortable tone. The author did a great job instaging this mystery with suspects, tantalizing clues and a few twists andturns that enhanced how well this story was being told. The narrative wasvisually descriptive, creating a visionary film in my mind as I continue tofollow along with the progress of the crime and the interactions between thecharacters. I really enjoy the close relationship between Sherry and herfather. This was an enjoyable read with a great cast of characters and engagingdialogue. I look forward to the next book in this delightfully appealingseries. -Druesbookmusing.com
This is the first book I have read in this series and I really enjoyed it. I did not feel one bit lost by starting with the second book although now I want to go back and read the first one. I enjoyed the cook-off theme to this story. It made me hungry thinking about the food. The recipes in this book also sounds good and I will have to give them a try. The author did a good job in developing the characters. I felt as if I could be friends with Sherry and cheer her on in her competition. I look forward to more books in this series. -- ahollandreads.blogspot.com
Sherry Oliveri loves to cook and feed others. She also loves her father, Erno, and working at his rug shop. When she wins a local televised cooking contest, things seem to be great, up until one of the hosts is murdered. When the murder weapon is discovered, it seems Erno might be the culprit. Will Sherry be able to find the murdered, before it is too late?
Readers who are new to Devon Delaney will become instant fans. This is h second book and her characters show a wide range of emotions. This is a really fun, cozy mystery to kick back and enjoy. There are a few twists, to trick readers, while the friendship and father-daughter dynamics are relatable. Readers will be excited to discover more of Devon Delaney's work. -- ariesgrlreview.com
Reviews of Guilty As Charred:
Guilty as Charred has appetizing cuisine, a technologically challenged detective, a panicked populace, toxic threats, a canine named Chutney, and one prying protagonist.~The Avid Reader
This book has well-written characters. I love how the author’s writing just flows through the pages. This is a cute cozy mystery.
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A great mystery full of quirky characters and mouth-watering food that will keep you hooked until the very end. Perfect for fans of culinary-themed cozies.~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Cook-off competitions can be crazy, engaging and engrossing but small time life can be hectic and homicidal!~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
Guilty as Charred by Devon Delaney is a delightful mystery with wonderful characters and a lovely small town setting. It has food, murder, and everything that leads us to a great whodunit.~Baroness’ Book Trove
It was a fun read with a mystery that kept me guessing. Sherry is a clever, strong protagonist, and I look forward to getting to know her better in future installments.~The Book’s the Thing
Ms. Delaney has cooked up quite a mystery this time complete with the red herrings cozy readers love. Twists, turns, surprises fill the pages.
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