Interior designer Deva Dunne just may have hit the jackpot. Sure, her new client Francesco Grandese talks tough and has shady friends, but he has the eye of a connoisseur, and a huge, empty mansion he wants her to decorate.
Deva's boyfriend, police lieutenant Victor Rossi, has misgivings about her promising job - especially when he accompanies her to one of Francesco's dinner parties. After Francesco returns a dish to the kitchen untasted, the chauffeur promptly scarfs it down and drops dead from cyanide poisoning.
Has the killer made a terrible mistake and murdered the wrong person? Or was the dead man the intended victim? The only thing Deva knows for certain is someone present that night committed murder. And it seems everyone - from the dinner guests to the kitchen help - has a motive.
This book is not quite up to the standards of the first two. But is still quite good. The characters are still a hoot!
This was one of the few times that the sound quality hasn't been good. Skipped and repeated quite a few times. Broke up the presentation and fluidity of story.
What disappointed you about Killer Kitchens?
The story itself was typical for the series, but the editing was notoriously bad. Audible should have a separate category for technical issues. This recording would get no more than one star. Breaks were in all the wrong places, and left out where they were needed, like when changing characters. It almost gave me a headache, it certainly left me scratching my head.
Would you ever listen to anything by Jean Harrington again?
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
This is my last Deva Dunne mystery. The characters are unbelievable and unlikable. I didn't care what happened to them because they didn't seem real. They were more like caricatures of stereotypes of people. The plot is weak and uninteresting. This is a waste of a good credit. I would not recommend this book.