Category Archives: Berkley Prime Crime

Review: Home of the Braised (White House Chef Mystery) by Julie Hyzy

Series: A White House Chef Mystery (Book 7) Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Berkley; First Berkley Prime Crime Edition edition (January 7, 2014) ISBN: 9780425262382 Source: Personal copy (ebook) With the White House staff adjusting to a new chief usher and plan for a state dinner, there is little time for executive chef Olivia Paras to even […]

Cozy Mystery Week: The Thrill of the Haunt (Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries) by E. J. Copperman

Series: A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery (Book 5) Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Berkley (November 5, 2013) ISBN-10: 0425252396 Source: Author Alison Kerby is used to a house full of spirits.  The guest house she recently purchased is home to a handful of spirits, one being her own father. Tourists have been flocking to her guest house in hopes of […]

Cozy Mystery Week Day Two: The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries by Alice Kimberly (Cleo Coyle)

  After her husband commits suicide, young widow Penelope Thornton-McClure returns to her hometown of Quindicott, Rhode Island with her son. There, she finds her aunt Sadie in financial trouble, about to lose the family’s old bookshop. Refusing to allow the bookshop to close, Penelope uses the insurance money from her husband’s death to renovate […]

Mx3 Review: The Devil I Know by Jackie Barrett

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Berkley (August 7, 2012) ISBN-10: 0425250423 Source: Personal Copy Fans of horror are familiar with devastating killings that took place at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, NY. 23-year-old Ronnie DeFeo was subsequently convicted and imprisoned for killing his entire family.  These killings were just the precursor to decades of […]

Review: Affairs of Steak by Julie Hyzy

Paperback:304 pages Publisher:Berkley; Original edition (January 3, 2012) ISBN-10: 0425245837 Source: Kaye Publicity White House chef Olivia Paras has been tasked to work with her nemesis, White House Sensitivity Director Peter Everett Sargeant, on an off-site event for the First Lady. This task, already seemingly unwieldy due to the tense relationship they share, is worsened […]

Review: The Perfect Suspect by Margaret Coel

Hardcover:304 pages Publisher:Berkley Hardcover (September 6, 2011) ISBN-10: 0425243486 Source: Xuni David Matthews, a widely popular candidate for Colorado’s governor seat is found murdered. Obviously, his death receives all sorts of news coverage. His wife, Sydney, becomes an immediate suspect.  Matthews was known to be unfaithful; perhaps Sydney finally got tired of his wandering ways? […]