Series: Della Cooks Mystery #1

Book Review: Melinda Wells’ Killer Mousse

Book Review: Melinda Wells’ Killer Mousse

First in the Della Cooks mystery series revolving around the widowed Della Carmichael stepping into her first cooking show. My Take I loved the homeyness of Wells’ writing. Her descriptions of the exterior of Della’s English cottage and the in-and outside of Lulu’s — oh!! She’s got some great-sounding recipes that I can’t wait to try out. I had to sigh…gag?…a little at Della’s decision to investigate the murder herself. Too cheesy…oops, guess I’m playing into this theme… Too soon. Too easy. It would have been more believable with more drama and tension if Wells had held off until there was a real threat such as the death caused by the use of her knife when Halls seems to think it’s an open-and-shut case. Even if it is too lame for Halls to leap on her. I do like Della raking D’Martino down for his ageism. And then the way she struck back at him! Oh, yeah! I loved it. Ooh and then her remark that “newspapers [are] the very best source of yesterday’s news”…meow! The premise for her cooking school is lovely. I like how homey, real, and practical Della is. Her pumpkin carving class with its tips and […]

Posted November 1, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments