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French Fried

(Ethnic Eats Mystery #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  263 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Poison’s on the menu in the second book in the national bestselling Ethnic Eats series featuring Laurel Inwood and the quirky residents of Hubbard, Ohio.

The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophi
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Mass Market Paperback, 279 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by Berkley Books
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Yvonne
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Laurel Inwood has quite a bit on her mind. She's helping her adoptive aunt, Sophie, with her restaurant, Terminal at the Track. Her aunt is busy recuperating from surgery. However, this is not a permanent situation and Laurel needs to think about her future. First, she is going to help out with French cuisine week at the restaurant. With the help of Sophie's best friend Rocky, everything should go well.

When Rocky ends up dead, Laurel is determined to find out the reason. The police are convinced
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LORI CASWELL
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Laurel Inwood has stayed in Ohio even though her Aunt Sophie is back to work. She has applied for a job as a private chef and hopes it will be her ticket out of town. Until then, Hubbard is celebrating the Statue of Liberty in its quest to bring more tourists to town and Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks is serving up French cuisine. Sophie’s friend, a former French chef, Raquel “Rocky” Arnaud has shared some recipes and herbs from her garden to make the dishes as authentic as
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Stacie Amelotte
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bonjour! The Ethnic Eats series from Kylie Logan is a unique culinary cozy that will quickly become a favorite. I eagerly wait to see what international cuisine will be featured next. The touch of history weaved into the mystery is always interesting. This author knows how to pull things out of thin air and make them all come together and make complete sense. This mystery is complicated with so many layers. She is truly gifted at this and it makes the story move at a steady pace. It is filled wi ...more
Mark Baker
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2017
Hubbard, Ohio, is celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, and Terminal on the Tracks is getting into the act by featuring French food. Laurel has worked hard on the menu with the help of Sophie’s friend Rocky. Rocky has been looking forward to the festival, but she starts to act weird when it kicks off. After missing the fireworks, Laurel goes to Rocky’s house to find Rocky dead. But why would someone want to kill her?

This book features a nice twist on things as Laurel finds
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Betty
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, e-books, cozy
The is the second book in the Ethnic data mystery. Kyle Logan has been a favorite author of mine since I read the first Button book. This book did not disappoint me. The characters became friends at once and I was able to follow the story. The town of Hubbard, Ohio is celebrating the 130 anniversary of the gift of the Statue Of Liberty from France. The Terminal is featuring French cuisine dishes for the week. A friend of Sophia, Rocky Arnaud plan to help with the dishes featured is found dead wi ...more
Jessica Robbins
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, own-kindle
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Karen
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yesterday I read French Fried by Kylie Logan. This is the second book in the Ethnic Eats Mystery Series. I have to say that I thought this was going to be a very predictable cozy and "pardon my pun" a cookie cutter of those I have read before but this had a great twist and Kylie did not take the easy way out with this mystery. I enjoyed it, more then I had thought I would, with in the first six chapters I was sure I had this storyline all figured out, but I didn't and it was so much better than ...more
JoAn
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
French Fried by Kylie Logan is the second book in her Ethnic Eats series and I found it to be an enjoyable afternoon read. Laurel has some big decisions to make in this one but before that can happen she needs to solve a murder of a family friend. There were only a few suspects but plenty of twists that kept me guessing until the reveal.
Fred
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
French Fried is the second book in the An Ethnic Eats Mystery series.

The residents of Hubbard are looking forward the celebration of the Statue of Liberty. Local organic gardener, Rachel “Rocky” Arraud, grew up in France and is helping Laurel and Sophie come up with a French menu for The Terminal at the Track diner. One of the items of celebration is the appearance of author Aurore Brisson who is town to sign books and a discussion of her book. As the discussion period is about to begin, Rocky s
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Jenny
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Great book! I love a good cozy mystery where the main character isn't ditzy or whiny. I'm looking forward to the next one in this series to see what happens in Laurel's life.
OpenBookSociety.com
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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French Fried
Ethnic Eats Mystery, Book #2
By Kylie Logan
ISBN13: 9780425274897
Author website: http://www.kylielogan.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt


Synopsis:

Poison du Jour

The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned charmi
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Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh là là. Auteur Kylie Logan nous donne le goût de la France.

The first book in the Ethnic Eats Mysteries, IRISH STEWED, was such a great story that it was hard waiting a year for the release of FRENCH FRIED. When I finally got it in my hands, I settled in for the cozy read I had be looking forward to.

I absolutely enjoyed being in Hubbard, OH again, and I simply adore Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks restaurant. I fell in love with the building the first time I “walked” into it in book one. Now,
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Carol
Sophie's Terminal at the Tracks located in Hubbard,
Ohio is serving French cuisine for the week. The
town is celebrating the State of Liberty being 130
years old. There is a book signing, a parade,
fireworks plus a renown speaker at an event at
the library regarding the statue.
Laurel Inwood works at the Terminal at the Tracks.
Laurel has been helping her adoptive aunt while
the aunt is recuperating from surgery. In prepping
for French week, the Terminal has gotten recipes
from Sophie’s friend, Raquel “
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Joy
Jun 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
3.5 stars
I began this book with hopes that I would enjoy it more than the first one in the series. For the first half, I was still disappointed in the lack of quirks and humor that had endeared me so much to one of the author’s other series. Then, I began to care about the characters. The diverse elements of the story started to come together, and the pace picked up as though everything had hit its stride. Despite what I believed just a short time ago, I will absolutely be reading book #3. Kudos
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Kaitlin G
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I rad the first one in this series, and I couldn't wait for the second to come out. It was worth the wait. As it took a little time to get into it, and there was a lot of working parts. I can honestly say I did not catch the murderer before it was revealed. I think that makes a great mystery. When you have to go back to drawing board until the book just turns you upside down and laughs because you were way off. Not only do I like Kylie Logan's mysteries, but I also like the side plot with Declan ...more
Rebecca
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
While I don't find this to be one of the strongest cozy series out there, I do find the mysteries in it thus far to be fairly enjoyable. Throughout this one, the main character is still struggling to accept her relationships with the new people in her life and her current circumstances, and I find her somewhat unlikable in her insistence on not making connections, but, without giving spoilers, I think she may start coming around in future books.
Advance e-galley provided by Netgalley and the pub
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Linda Smatzny
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this book, Laurel Linwood is still saying to herself that she is leaving Hubbard, Ohio and Sophie's Terminal at the Tracks. However, during a parade for the Statue of Liberty, her friend Raquel "Rocky" Arnaud is spooked and later Laurel and Declan find her body. When the police think it might be suicide Laurel sets out to find the killer. Also Laurel has gotten a chance at a dream job. The book was a quick easy read.
Amanda
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Again, another book I enjoyed. Good characters, some twists to the whodunit. And recipes! All good reasons to check this series out.
Knight
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable cozy mystery, well mysteries is more accurate. We get to learn more about the main characters.
Kristina
Jun 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries, 2017
French Fried by Kylie Logan is the second book in An Ethnic Eats Mystery series. Laurel Inwood has been in Hubbard, Ohio for the last six months running Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks. It was supposed to be for a short time while Sophie had her knee surgery and recovered. Recently, Sophie suffered another knee injury requiring Laurel to extend her stay. Hubbard is getting ready for their Statute of Liberty Festival to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the landmark. Terminal at the Tracks will ...more
Mary Brown
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Synopsis:

Poison du Jour

The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophie's Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned charming ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for the entire week.

For expert help with their quiche and escargot, the ladies turn to Raquel "Rocky" Arnaud, a former French chef and friend
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Kathleen
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
This is an excellent mystery, with an intricate multiple plots and a surprise murder victim right at the start, without a clear murderer or cause. Like all good mysteries, the reader is able to follow along as clues are revealed, joining the main character, Laurel Inwood, in solving the crime.

As the reader is in shock at the discovery of the murder victim, someone we had just be introduced to a few pleasant pages earlier (with no hint of her upcoming fate), the police detective is most kind. As
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Once Upon a Romance Reviews
3.75 Stars

Reviewed by Wendy

Sexual Content: None

Language Content: None

Violent Content: Minimal

Laura Inwood and her aunt Sophie are helping to celebrate the 130 th birthday of the Statue of Liberty, by offering French food for a week, at Sophie’s eatery. A former French chef and now a local farmer, “Rocky” Arnaud is helping them with the cuisine for the café. At a book signing with author Aurore Brisson, “Rocky” shows up drunk, accusing the author of stealing her friends work and publishing it as
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Homerun2
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
3.75 stars

Laurel Inwood has trust issues, having grown up in the world of foster care. She eventually found a loving home, so she would do most anything to help out her sort of Aunt Sophie. And that included leaving the world of Hollywood and her job as a personal chef to help Sophie temporarily run a restaurant in Nowhere Ohio.

But the restaurant was not the chic French bistro that Sophie had described -- it was more of a small town diner. So, Laurel isn't planning on hanging around, despite the
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Linda Morelli
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sophie, Rocky and Laurel gather at the Book Nook to hear Aurore Brisson, the French author of Yesterday’s Passion, speak. But after Rocky reads passages from the book, she publicly accuses Aurore of stealing the novel from her friend who recently died. The next day, at a celebration, a Statue of Liberty expert, Andrew MacLain, appears to speak. When Rocky sees him, she grows pale and takes off running. A short time later, Rocky is found dead.

Declan Fury, Rocky’s attorney, has more than a passing
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Anam Cara
Jul 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
I recently discovered this author and read all of her books in the series of League of Literary Ladies. I enjoyed her writing so much that when I saw this book, I decided to give it a try.

It was a fun read, but it seems to follow a "cozy formula." Our protagonist is Laura who has moved to town after losing her job as a private chef to a Hollywood star. Her "aunt" has a restaurant and needs someone to help her while she recovers from knee replacement surgery. When a dear friend of Sophie dies, th
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Laura M
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this, the second book in the Ethnic Eats mystery series (after Irish Stewed), it’s been six months and Laurel Inwood is still helping her “aunt” Sophie at Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks, and this week the Terminal is featuring French cuisine with the help of Sophie’s friend, Rocky. At the same time, Hubbard, Ohio, is celebrating the birthday of the Statue of Liberty, complete with parade and talks from the author of a new book on the subject. Laurel and Sophie feel that Rocky is acting odd, ...more
Angela
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoying this series so far. At first I had trouble connecting with Laurel, the main character. She sometimes comes across as cold and uncaring, she has trust issues and seems to be playing the lone wolf a bit too well. However, once you get her background story you can understand why she is the way she is and you start to feel bad for her and root for her to let go of those old resentments and embrace the "family" she is finding in Ohio. Her personal growth in book 2 was subtle but r ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
In this 'French' version of this excellent series, our heroine, Laurel Inwood is shocked and determined to find out how a great friend of her Aunt Sophie has died.

Laurel also must decide just where 'home' is for her. Is it a new job for a Senator, or has the Terminal restaurant in Hubbard, Ohio become more valuable than she realizes in her life?

Then we have the increasing courtship of a handsome lawyer and Laurel, will Declan win the chase?

All these above questions are floating as Hubbard, Ohio
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Kayt18
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great followup to Irish Stewed. Kylie Logan has written another wonderful cozy, full of entertaining characters, a well plotted mystery, several suspects and motives and some yummy food. Celebrating the 130th birthday of the Statue of Liberty, Laurel, Sophie and the gang are doing The Terminal up right - French food. Sophie's long time friend and former French chef, Rocky is even helping out. Her fresh herbs will do the food up right. Things definitely go wrong when Rocky is found dead. That get ...more
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