Dishing Up Death: A Gourmet Pet Chef Mystery, featuring


5 thoughts on “Dishing Up Death: A Gourmet Pet Chef Mystery, featuring Kitty Karlyle

  1. Julie Marks Julie Marks says:

    What happens when you mix 1 young naïve gourmet pet chef; Several hungry pampered pets; 1 fading rock star dead; Many red herrings; 1 attractive detective; and 1 murderer on the loose? Mix all ingredients together and you have an entertaining culinary crime caper from food and animal lover Marie Celine


  2. Lexie Lexie says:

    My favorite part of this novel was the Curlz MT font on the front cover


  3. QNPoohBear QNPoohBear says:

    125 stars because the mystery was impossible to figure outKitty Karlyle is a celebrity chef but not for humans for their pets She cooks and delivers gourmet meals to Los Angeles' most pampered pets She thinks she's seen it all but when she discovers one of her clients the former rock star Rich Evan has been found face down in his puppy's food she's shocked She's even shocked when she learns Rich has died and she's the chief suspect She knows she didn't murder anyone on purpose but what if she was accidentally responsible by cooking poisoned food? With her friend Velma as sidekick she tries to find out what really happened She tries to stay a step ahead of the annoying detective who keeps insisting he's going to marry her Ironically business is booming as Rich's best friend and ex wife become clients and plan to recommend her Can Kitty solve the mystery before she finds herself behind bars?I really wanted to like this book I loved the idea of a gourmet pet chef I love animals just as much as Kitty and was excited to see her recipes but she clearly doesn't love them as much as I do because she doesn't seem to know that many cats and dogs can't tolerate dairy and grapes and onions can cause liver damage Kitty is the perky perfect girl you love to hate My feelings didn't go that far because she does love animals but I found her a little too naive and a little too perky to be truly sympathetic She wants to believe the best in everyone The animals were much better characters especially the puppy Benny Her best friend Velma is an odd character I couldn't uite like her either but I appreciated how she had her best friend's back All of the secondary characters are stereotypes All of the men are disgusting pigs even the detective who I could not stand This book is a first novel and it reads like one The writing is simplistic and not very good The plot is downright dreadful The story is full of dated 90s references They're subtle but it's surprising how much technology has changed ie leaving a message on an answering machine I liked the inclusion of a research librarian using microfilm instead of Google but that actually dates the story a bit too The characters all seem to accept the sex drugs and rock n' roll culture of LA One character is a sexual predator who nearly rapes the heroine and it's glossed over She didn't even think to tell the police and apparently it's OK for a male rock star to trick a girl into sleeping with him He is a downright nasty character The mystery is impossible to figure out It goes somewhere random that I never expected Plot points don't exactly come together and the end is very rushed I filed this under clean romance because there's some weird random romantic plots tossed in at the end for no real reason I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who likes good literature


  4. Annie Annie says:

    Recently re read this book It had been a long time and it was just as fun to read as the first time I'm a pet lover so I find Kitty and the whole pet catering business likeable The fact that she is a pet chef is definitely an original concept but it works and all the crazy LA characters are not all that crazy for LA I'm sure I found I couldn't put it down Can't wait for the next one in the series


  5. Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum says:

    I registered a book at BookCrossingcom


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Dishing Up Death: A Gourmet Pet Chef Mystery, featuring Kitty Karlyle [Read] ➻ Dishing Up Death: A Gourmet Pet Chef Mystery, featuring Kitty Karlyle ➸ Marie Celine – Thomashillier.co.uk Kitty Karlyle is a young gourmet pet chef She does not prepare meals for the rich and famous She prepares meals for the pampered pets of the rich and famous Kitty lives in LA A graduate of a top culin Kitty Karlyle is a young Death: A PDF Ê gourmet pet chef She does not prepare meals for the rich and famous She prepares meals for the pampered pets of the rich and famous Kitty lives in LA A graduate of a top culinary arts school Kitty's passion for food and pets has led her to create her own business catering to the elite and demanding clientele of Dishing Up Epub / the City of Angels and Angles When one of her clients fading rocker Rich Evan is found face down in one of her creations Kitty must fight to clear her name and save her business.

  • Hardcover
  • 242 pages
  • Dishing Up Death: A Gourmet Pet Chef Mystery, featuring Kitty Karlyle
  • Marie Celine
  • English
  • 10 November 2014
  • 9781892339959