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The Da Vinci Cook (Angie Amalfi #14)

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Angie Amalfi is close to one of the biggest breaks of her rocky culinary career—a chance to co–write a cookbook with a famous chef. But as she scrambles to prepare for the impending interview, her realtor sister Cat is suddenly accused of a murder in a rich client's home. A priceless relic—an iron chain that was used to bind St. Peter while in a Roman prison—is missing fro ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Avon (first published February 27th 2007)
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Marta
Aug 17, 2008 Marta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I liked this book the most out of the series so far. The previous books were enjoyable and an easy read, but this one seemed to have a little more depth to it.
Hannah
The highlight of these Angie Amalfi books, for me, has always been the combination of adventure and romance. Paavo and Angie are incredibly sweet and gooey, which is a nice change from heroines who seem to get a new boyfriend in every book. The "mystery" in the subtitle is rather misleading, I think; although there's a bit of a detective/crime/mystery element, they cover her journeys back and forth rather than any real attempt to "catch the killer."

That aside, Da Vinci Cook was a bit of a disap
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Marty
May 31, 2016 Marty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. I’d describe it as a madcap mystery. I thought it would be another “culinary mystery” but although food was a factor in the book, it didn’t focus on it or describe how to cook anything, but there are the obligatory recipes at the end of the book. The story focuses on two Italian-American families still with contacts in Italy. The scene bounces back and forth between San Francisco and Rome. Angie and Cat (short for Caterina) are two of the five daughters of the Amalfi family ...more
Barbara
May 23, 2013 Barbara rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-cozy
I thought I was done with this series. I want to soldier on, even though I've become disillusioned with Angie. Angie was great in the beginning. Yes, she's a spoiled, youngest child of an Italian family that really, really made it big in America. Yet, she tries really hard to find a career and pull her own weight (not with successful results), which I really admired.

Then, she evolved into the spoiled rich kid, once she got engaged to her honey, the heroine, detective Paavo Simth. Now Angie is a
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Betty
A wonderful cozy mystery with Angie and Paavo. Angie is dreaming of Paavo and their being when her sister Caterina call her for help. She disallowing a killer in traffic and wants help from Paavo. Angie goes to her aid and before she realizes it they filed to Rome. Their mother and sisters make Paavo's life busy trying to back the sisters. Meanwhile inn Rome Angie and Cat must get themselves out of trouble. Paavo must clear Caterina from a MURDER charge and find way to help Angie. This series is ...more
Betty
Antics With The Amalfi Family

A wonderful cozy mystery with Angie and Paavo. Angie is dreaming of Paavo and their being when her sister Caterina call her for help. She disallowing a killer in traffic and wants help from Paavo. Angie goes to her aid and before she realizes it they filed to Rome. Their mother and sisters make Paavo's life busy trying to back the sisters. Meanwhile inn Rome Angie and Cat must get themselves out of trouble. Paavo must clear Caterina from a MURDER charge and find way
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Fredrick Danysh
Angie Amoliffi has been offered an opportunity to ghost write a cookbook for an international chef and is engaged to a policeman. Her sister Caterina, a real estate salesperson, finds the dead body of a client in one of the houses she represents while she is attempting to break into its safe for jewelry. Cat becomes a prime suspect and Angie has to fly to Rome to help clear her. There are three complete Italian recipes included in the book.
Elizabeth
This was a light, fluffy mystery. I loved revisiting the setting of Rome and thinking about all the wonderful food and architecture there. The premises were outlandish (like 2 women just following a man to Rome on the spur of the moment from the US) but once you accepted that you could enjoy the story. Good for a relaxing quick read. I did pick the book because of the title!
Cyndee
Dec 30, 2007 Cyndee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is part of an ongoing series of "Angie Amalfi" mysteries. A light mystery with typical woman cook and boyfriend, fiance policeman. It wasn't great but is the type of book I like and need for very light reading.
Heather
May 25, 2008 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
cute title. was hoping to find another mystery series to get into. this one left a lot to be desired. also, had many errors regarding life in Italy. was rather shocked actually that these kind of things were overlooked. i mean EVERYONE knows that Italians don't drink cappuccinos after 10 am!!!!
Louise
Apr 08, 2016 Louise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book to take to the beach or on a long plane/train ride. Fun reading and like the flips from San Fran to Italy
Polly
Aug 02, 2011 Polly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
lite mystery
Lynn
Sep 07, 2013 Lynn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Brain candy.
Liz
May 21, 2014 Liz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A little too silly, not as good as Diane Mott Davidson. Kept thinking Im not going to finish this, but I did
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Joanne Pence is a USA Today best-selling and award winning author of two mystery series, contemporary and historical romance, fantasy and thrillers. She is the author of the Angie Amalfi culinary mystery series, which is still in print after twenty years, and now has 15 books (the latest, COOKING SPIRITS was an April 2013 release), and a novella (Cook's Christmas Capers, Dec. 2013). She has just b ...more
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