White House Mysteries
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  • 1
    State of the Onion: A White House Chef Mystery, Book 1 | Julie Hyzy

    State of the Onion: A White House Chef Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (122)

    Introducing White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras, who is rising-and sleuthing-to the top. Includes recipes for a complete presidential menu! Never let them see you sweat-that's White House Assistant Chef Olivia Paras's motto, which is pretty hard to honor in the most important kitchen in the world. She's hell-bent on earning her dream job, Executive Chef. There's just one thing: Her nemesis is vying for it, too. Well, that and the fact that an elusive assassin wants to see her fry.

    Pure fiction -- I still loved it!

    Okay -- it's not believable. No winsome young white heterosexual lass like Ollie would ever be hired as the White House Chef -- that's a patronage po..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 26 2014 by karen (United States)
  • 2
    Hail to the Chef: A White House Chef Mystery | Julie Hyzy

    Hail to the Chef: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    White House executive chef Ollie Paras has to put her own interests on the back burner when a kindly electrician is electrocuted to death, and the First Lady’s nephew dies in an apparent suicide less than 24 hours after cleaning shrimp with Ollie. Ollie suspects something fishy is going on. She’ll have to watch her back - and find a killer unlikely to be pardoned.

    Clearly not written by a culinary professional

    While I enjoyed the White House setting and the fact the leading character is a capable woman, I was regularly distracted by the inaccuracies of kitch..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 30 2016 by Pamela (Avon Lake, Ohio, United States)
  • 3
    Eggsecutive Orders: A White House Chef Mystery | Julie Hyzy

    Eggsecutive Orders: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Chef Olivia Paras has too many eggs in one basket - and is feeling like a basket case.... When NSA big shot Carl Minkus dies right after eating the dinner Olivia Paras' staff had prepared, all forks point to them. Now the Secret Service is picking apart the kitchen - and scrutinizing the staff's every move. The timing couldn't be worse with the White House Lawn Easter Egg Roll to prep for without access to a kitchen. Olivia must find the real culprit - before she cracks under pressure.

    Enjoyable series, irritating main character

    I really enjoy this series: backstage at the White House, the running of a professional kitchen, lightweight murder mysteries. Ollie is a smart, talen..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 26 2016 by ELEANOR FOWSER ()
  • 4
    Buffalo West Wing: A White House Chef Mystery | Julie Hyzy

    Buffalo West Wing: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    With a new First Family, White House executive chef Olivia Paras can't afford to make any mistakes. But when a box of take-out chicken mysteriously shows up for the First Kids, she soon finds herself in a "no-wing" situation. After Olivia refuses to serve the chicken, the First Lady gives her the cold shoulder. But when it turns out to be poisoned poultry, Olivia realizes the kids are true targets.

    Different than the others

    This is one of the best books in the series. But, only because it is a bit more realistic than the others. Ollie doesn't spend a lot of time steppin..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 5
    Affairs of Steak: A White House Chef Mystery | Julie Hyzy

    Affairs of Steak: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    White House chef Olivia Paras and her arch nemesis, White House Sensitivity Director Peter Everett Sargeant, must work together to solve the double murder of one of the First Lady's assistants and the Chief of Staff - before they become the next victims of a merciless assassin with a secret agenda.

    Best so far

    This is the best book in the series. The characters are developing and the storylines are more believable. I really enjoyed this book and I can't wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 18 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 6
    Fonduing Fathers: A White House Chef Mystery | Julie Hyzy

    Fonduing Fathers: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    White House executive chef Olivia Paras has enough on her plate. But after gaining new information about her father’s death, the First Family isn’t the only family Olivia is concerned about… Olivia has always believed that her father was an honorable man - until a trip to visit her mother reveals that he was dishonorably discharged from the army. Olivia is even more shocked to learn that he was brutally murdered because someone at his company suspected him of selling corporate secrets. Refusing to believe that her father was a scoundrel, Olivia won’t rest until she proves his innocence.

    utterly fun

    Delightful, romantic, positive, light, entertaining, amusingly and sweetly narrated. Go Ollie! Produce more!

    Reviewed on March 26 2016 by Anne ()
  • 7
    Home of the Braised | Julie Hyzy

    Home of the Braised

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    Tensions are running high as the White House staff adjusts to a new chief usher and prepares for a high-stakes state dinner, where everything must be perfect. But as the date for the event approaches, things go disastrously wrong when the secretary of defense is found dead in his home, seemingly killed during a break-in. At the same time Olivia’s fiancé Gav is looking into the mysterious murder of an old friend.

    Another Great Read!!!

    I listened to this book in one reading. I took it with me when I ran errands and when I cleaned up around the house. Ollie and Gav make a great team..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 8
    All the President's Menus: A White House Chef Mystery | Julie Hyzy

    All the President's Menus: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (48)

    Due to a government sequester, entertaining at the White House has been severely curtailed. So executive chef Olivia Paras is delighted to hear that plans are still on to welcome a presidential candidate from the country of Saardisca - the first woman to run for office - and four of that nation's top chefs. But while leading the chefs on a kitchen tour, pastry chef Marcel passes out suddenly - and later claims he was drugged. When one of the visiting chefs collapses and dies, it's clear someone has infiltrated the White House with ill intent.

    Another Great Book in a Delightful Series

    This is an entertaining series with engaging characters. I look forward to read about what happens next.

    Reviewed on May 02 2015 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 9
    Foreign Eclairs: A White House Chef Mystery | Julie Hyzy

    Foreign Eclairs: A White House Chef Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Julie Hyzy
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    White House executive chef Ollie Paras has served plenty of meals to foreign dignitaries from around the world. But someone is ready to serve her an ice-cold dish of revenge.... Things are about to really heat up for Ollie. News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist she helped defeat is back with a vengeance. And after she gets mugged on her way home from work, the Secret Service won't leave her side, fearing that she is now a target.

    Suspenseful

    Sorry this is the last book. I would have preferred a different ending. Good action.

    Reviewed on July 15 2016 by Col (fayetteville, GA, United States)