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Final Roasting Place

(A Cook-Off Mystery #2)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Sherry Frazzelle is back to being Sherry Oliveri, her divorce all but final and her new life in full swing. Her part-time job is helping her father with his hooked-rug business, and her full-time passion is competitive cooking. But murder is about to rock their little Connecticut town . . .

Erno Oliveri made sure to be on set for his daughter's cook-off appearance on Sunny
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
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Sherry Oliveri formerly Sherry Frazzelle (divorce is almost final) has just won a cook-off at a local tv station on the Sunny Side Up with Brett and Carmell program. Her Spicy Toasted Chickpea and Almond appetizer won her the prize. She had her father along for moral support. But before they could leave the building a quick moving storm blows through and knocks out the station’s power. When the power is restored one of the show’s co-hosts is dead. Carmell was not well liked by
Oct 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney is the second novel in A Cook-Off Mystery series. Sherry Oliveri is appearing on Sunny Side UP with Carmell and Brett to compete in the News Twelve Appetizer Cook-Off in Augustin, Connecticut. Sherry takes home the prize with her Spicy Toasted Chickpea and Almond Bites. If her father, Erno had been the judge, the mushroom appetizer would have won (he certainly scarfed down enough of them). Before Sherry and Erno can depart the station, the power goes out. Wh ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is the 2nd in the series and was just as good as the 1st. I'm really enjoying getting to know the characters. Sherry and Amber are a great duo and I hope Amber sticks around for the next book. Sherry's dad is also quite a character (as well as his lady friends) and Chutney and the gang add another layer of coziness. There were several twists and turns that kept me guessing all the way to a satisfying ending!
I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Lisa Morin
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Final Roasting Place is a fun cozy mystery. Sherry is a strong, likeable character who is an amateur chef.
After winning another cooking contest, Sherry gets involved in another murder investigation, since her dad is a prime suspect.
The twists and turns will keep the reader guessing until the big reveal.
I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I found this book hard to get interested in and to stay interested. Erno is on the set to see his daugher, Sherry’s cook off appearance on TV.The ambitious Carmell has the producer and station owner eating out of her hand. Sherry wins and then the studio goes dark and Carmell is found stabbed. Sherry and her dad are being framed so Sherry has to prove who really did it.
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I hadn't read the first book yet in this series and I do intend to do that, but I can't say I was ever lost in this one. The only thing I was a little bit confused on was Detective Bease's age--I kind of wanted to picture him as Columbo given his description, but I have a feeling he's closer in age to Sherry. I quickly got to know Sherry and her gotta-love-him dad, Erno. I got a kick out of her dad and his two lady friends who were quick to take care of him when he had a panic attack. Bease was ...more
Jessica Wilhoite
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sherry has gone back to her maiden name, Oliveri, and is gearing up for another cooking contest at a local TV station; her dad, Erno, a prominent Augustin citizen, goes with her to cheer her on. While Erno heads to the bathroom after the competition, there is a blackout, and when the lights come back on, one of the news anchors is dead with Erno's hooking tool in her neck. Eek! Now Sherry must set out to prove that her dad is not the killer and shouldn't be on the suspect list, but Detective Ray ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-food
Phew another hot tale from the cook off camp! Sherry is taking place at a local cook off, being held by the local cable TV company, this means that her father can take a couple of hours off from running the hooked rug store and come along for support, just as they are packing up to leave (with Sherry clutching the trophy and a cheque!) the power is knocked out by a storm, a few minutes later when it comes back one of the presenters is lying slumped over, with a implement used for rug making stuc ...more
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in A Cook-Off mystery series and can easily be read as a stand alone. The books are set in the world of competitive cooking contests and many times does not follow the rules as cooks are cut throat about winning. Sherrie enters a small competition in her home town for appetizers sponsored by the local TV station. She and her dad get caught up in murder. A good mystery set in a short time span. I received a copy of this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.
1.5 stars rounded up to 2.

Maybe its because this is part two of a series that I didn't read part 1 of, but I could not connect with this book and probably will not continue the series. If I used to DNF books this would have done it. Its about a chef who was forced to use her detective skills to clear her dad of murder / find the murderer of a local news reporter. Listen that synopsis had more suspense than the actual book. I was honestly bored for most of it. What really really annoyed me though
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Sherry Oliveri has entered yet another cook-off and won top prize at Channel Twelve television station. While cleaning up her things she sees her father having a heated argument with the station's anchor, Carmell Gordy. After finally getting everything together, the news is on, and Sherry's father needs to use the restroom, so she waits behind the camera person for him. But there's a blackout from a storm, and when the lights come on again, Carmell is dead. When Sherry finds out that a tool from ...more
Theresa Larson
Sherry Oliveri, a competitive cook, appeared on the local new channel’s cooking contest. She walked away as the first place winner. Before Sherry and her father, Erno, are able to leave the station, power was lost, and everything went dark. When the lights came back on, one of the news anchors was slumped over her desk with a strange object sticking out of her. The weapon turned out to be a rug hooking tool, the same kind as found in Erno’s store. Without an alibi, for the time of the blackout, ...more
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second in the series Cook-Off mystery. This books finds Sherry Frazzelle going back to Sherry Oliveri since her divorce to Charlie is final. The book starts out just as Sherry has won a cook-off contest at the local television station. Just as Sherry and her father Erno are getting ready to leave her Dad needs to hit the restroom and Sherry is left waiting watching the anchors and the crew getting ready and then the studio goes black. When the power is back up Carmell, the female anc ...more
Danielle Urban
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Final Roasting Place by Devon Delaney delivers both mystery and humor. I love the way the characters bristle and fight between each other. Each one takes their opinion seriously. Then, there is the father daughter relationship on the pages. Sherry and her father seem to get along. I find it funny how he kept eating other foods except for his daughter's own dishes. Despite that, Sherry and her dad were charming characters. Sherry is a smart, quick, and talented sleuth. Her fast thinking and obser ...more
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was more a 1.5 read, but I went the extra .5 because of the few recipes listed at the end of the book. I love cozy mysteries (as you can probably tell by my reading list) and cozy's that involve food are even better. Unfortunately, I didn't find this one appetizing.

My biggest issue were the painful never-ending monologues, some of which took almost a full-page. People spoke in complete sentences, with a beginning, middle, and end. In real life, we tend to speak in an abbreviated speech. It
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sherry Oliveri loves to cook and feed others. She also loves her father, Erno, and working at his rug shop. When she wins a local televised cooking contest, things seem to be great, up until one of the hosts is murdered. When the murder weapon is discovered, it seems Erno might be the culprit. Will Sherry be able to find the murdered, before it is too late?

Readers who are new to Devon Delaney will become instant fans. This is h second book and her characters show a wide range of emotions. This i
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
A cozy mystery about a woman who loves to participate in cooking contests. She wins a contest at an appearance on a local tv show. When one of the anchors of the show is found dead at her desk after a short electrical black out, her father is framed for the murder. Sherry is newly divorced, and decides to protect her dad and their family name. But, where was he when Carmell was stabbed in the neck with a rug hooking tool (a tool taken from her father's store)? There are many suspects. Sherry che ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you NetGalley (and Publisher) for allowing me to read the arc for my honest review!

I finished the book last night, and I've been thinking about what I wanted to say. I LOVE cozy mysteries set in small towns with interesting people. Though I loved the overall aspect of the story, I had a really hard time liking the protagonist, Sherry. She seemed a little too bossy/demanding for me especially when she was around the (almost spineless) detective. I also had some issue with the relationships
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
A fun cosy mystery in a series with a cook-off focus.
Sherry is a well established chef and she enters an appetizer cook-off completion and wins the contest as a murder takes place at the same setting as the contest. Her father is a prime suspect and Sherry tres to discover more about the murder in order to clear him of the crime.
I enjoyed the story , but the authors need to use some very "flowery" language was at times distracting.
There is such a focus now on cooking completions that it makes se
Kathleen Gray
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Classic cozy - read it as much for the recipes as for the story. Sherry is back trying to solve a murder = and this time her dad Erno is the suspect because a rug hooking tool was used as a weapon. He's not the most logical suspect so you'll follow the trail of twists to the truth. Sherry's interactions with her dad aren't always the best nor are those with Detective Ray Bease. I like Amber and I liked the new dogs. As with the last book, I think there's a better one in here. Thanks to Netgalley ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sherry nee' Olivieri returns to the scene after winning another cook-off contest which also happens to be a crime scene at News 12 in the second book of the CookOff Mysteries. The authorities are looking at Sherry's dad, Erno, as Suspect Numero Uno and Sherry is on the case to clear her dad's name. The list of suspicious people is considerable especially in light of a second murder, the upcoming Founders Day Festival and the controversy surrounding the town's real creator. This one had me guessi ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in this series and I found it just as interesting as the first book. It was a little easier to figure out the killer in this book then the first book. Again can’t wait to read the next book.
Barbara Tobey
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable cozy mystery. Loved the ending. This appears to be part of a series, but this is my first exposure. Okay basic characters. Interesting town activities. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley.
Lisa Elizabeth
This book is good but I’ve realized that this series isn’t calling to me. I’m not feeling a connection with the characters at all. It’s not a bad book, it’s just not for me.
Abby Pechin
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Took awhile to get into it, but once I did I was able to guess the villain. Otherwise, I would have given it 5 stars. A good follow up to the first one.
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I am a wife, mother of three, accomplished cooking contester and a recent empty nester. I taught computer education and Lego Robotics for over ten years prior to pursuing writing. All the way I have been handsomely rewarded for my recipe innovation over the last twenty-plus years. Among the many prizes I have won are a full kitchen of major appliances, six-figure top cash prizes and four trips to ...more

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