Sherry’s hoping her Savory Shrimp Lettuce Cups will impress the judges, and she’s invited her brother, Pep, to serve as her sous-chef. The good news is that she takes first place in her category, the bad news is that it’s easier to win when your toughest competition is dead . . .
After contestant Fitz Frye is found with a fishhook in his neck, Pep’s strange behavior doesn’t help his case when the police consider him top suspect. While Pep sits through a shakedown, Sherry searches near and far for the real culprit—before another deadly course is served . . .
The Cook-Off Mystery series by Devon Delaney should come with a warning label.....Read with caution and a snack !! You are going to want to read carefully so you can stay on top of things as well as have a snack handy because you are going to be surrounded by food and killers !!
In Eat, Drink and Be Wary, the fourth book in this series, main character Sherry Oliveri and her visiting brother Pep are entered in a cooking competition at the New England Fall Food Fest. The night before the competition all of the contestants are attending a cocktail party at the Augustin Inn where the majority of them are staying. While attending the cocktail party Sherry sees her brother having a heated argument with one of the contestants. The next day at the competition one of the cooking stations is empty and they learn later that it was Fitz Frye's station, the one arguing the night before with Pep.
Sherry doesn't want to even think that Pep could have killed Fitz but when Pep keeps disappearing and when he is present he is glued to his phone, she doesn't know what to think. So she does what she seems to always do when someone is murdered and her family is in the police's radar, she looks into it.....
Eat, Drink and Be Wary has a nice collection of worthy killer candidates and the setting is perfect. Delaney draws the reader into the story instantly and there is no way you can stop reading until you get to the end of the story and uncover all the juicy details. Sherry and her family and friends will seem so real that you cannot help but want to see Sherry succeed in finding the killer. And when the truth finally comes out as to Pep's detached behavior readers will be surprising emotional !!
I highly recommend grabbing your copy and a snack and digging in. This is the perfect book to get you engrossed into while wearing your comfy clothes under your favorite blanket in the comfort of your living room.....
Review by Missi M.