The outcome of any national cook-off is uncertain at best, but when one of the judges is murdered things become more topsy-turvy than a pineapple upside down cake. To make matters worse, Sherry’s recipe is the one the judge taste-tested before he expired. She is front and center on the suspect list. In an attempt to clear her name, she cautiously sets out to identify the murderer. The more she snoops the more ingredients are added to this recipe for intrigue. The heat in the contest kitchen becomes nearly unbearable when her life is threatened. Will Sherry be able to boil down the clues she uncovers to a satisfying conclusion before her goose is cooked?
Final Roasting Place
Sherry’s briny cucumbers are selling well at the Farmer’s market, but when she competes in the finals of a local cable TV’s cook-off she’s the one in a pickle. The on-air anchor monitoring the competition is murdered and the weapon used is a punch tool from her father's Ruggery store. Her Dad rises to the top of the suspect list. Sherry sets out to clear his name and uncover who hated the TV personality enough to leave her more lifeless than overcooked filet mignon.
Review of FINAL ROASTING PLACE in Urban Book Reviews:
“Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney delivers both mystery and humor… Action, intrigue, and a bunch of clues as to who may or may not have committed the crime. The cast is enjoyable to follow along.”
–Urban Book Reviews
Guilty As Charred
This book has well-written characters. I love how the author’s writing just flows through the pages. This is a cute cozy mystery.
~Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting
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