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Who better than food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell to book a caterer for the Island Times holiday party? But Hayley's quest for a cook turns into the pursuit of a killer who caters to no one.

Office Christmas parties can sometimes mean career suicide - but they rarely lead to murder. Hayley thought Garth Rawlings would be the perfect caterer for this year's bash, but when the gourmet sees her budget, he goes galloping. Unfortunately his run is short-lived. Garth is found dead on the floor of his kitchen, with his delectable creations burning in the oven. Faced with a spread of suspects, Hayley is determined to discover who would want to take out the Christmas caterer, because - no matter what the season - justice must be served. Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

©2014 Rick Copp and Holly Simason (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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This installment was a bit predictable

I've been reading this series since book 1 and I've enjoyed them all, however as time goes on each book gets more predictable, and this one was the worst of all. It's almost as if the author just got tired of trying to make it exciting and it came out all so typical.
Of course Haley had 2 of the most handsome men in town fall in her lap & pining after her.. Of course she conveniently stumbles upon 2 suspects making secret phone calls which she overhears... Of course the second she's in trouble Mona pops up out of the clear blue to save her.. Of course someone who isn't even her friend shares confidential info with her which she could lose her job over..Of course she's smarter than the resident Pathologist and disproves her years of medical knowledge (twice now). It's just at a place where I found myself thinking how unrealistic it all is. There was not 1 time in this book where a problem arose that was left in limbo for a reader to hang onto. Everything got too neatly tied up in a bow too soon.
It's not that I didn't like this book, because I think it's an "ok" listen, I just think there are better choices out there for cozies with more developed characters, more interactive plot lines etc. I hope the next book gets better!

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Smart Women Portrayed as Idiots

What would have made Death of a Christmas Caterer better?

I would like to see more characters that are intelligent and clever. Not bumbling idiots.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death of a Christmas Caterer?

The most appalling part of the book was when the heroine said to the person who had just committed an act of sexual assault....."We all do things we didn't mean when we are under the influence. No one will even remember this in 2 weeks." What kind of example is that for women!

Any additional comments?

Make women characters that are role models.

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  • Nique
  • Compton, CA, United States
  • 06-16-16

I love this series

Great listen and great authors. I like the recipe and drink combination. The characters are lovable.

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I love this series!

the story line is great and keeps you guessing. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series

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Excellent story

I have enjoyed the entire series. Curious to see who she ends up marrying!! Good read.