Death of A Country Fried Redneck

Death of A Country Fried Redneck

Book - 2012
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Random House, Inc.
Local food and drink writer Haley Powell thinks she's done solving murders in scenic Bar Harbor, Maine. But when a taste of the South comes to New England, Haley's following another recipe for disaster. . .

As a single mom, Hayley Powell already has a full plate--she's got deadlines to make and a teenage daughter with eyes for an aspiring singer-songwriter. But when country music superstar Wade Springer rolls into town, Hayley spies an irresistible side gig: personal chef to her all-American idol. After he tries her home cooking, Wade's so impressed that he hires her on the spot--and invites her to dine with him alone.

Hayley and Wade are hitting all the right notes. . .until a body turns up. Wade's tour bus was torched overnight and a roadie named Mickey Pritchett came out well-done. But the real cause of death isn't barbecue: Mickey was shot, his mouth stuffed with one of Hayley's trademark chicken legs. An ornery drunk, Mickey had already made plenty of enemies in town, but Wade's reputation is on the rocks. Hayley reckons it's up to her to settle this mess--a charbroiled mystery with all the fixin's.

Includes seven delectable recipes from Hayley's kitchen!

Praise for Death of a Kitchen Diva

"Delicious and satisfying. Another course, please." --Carolyn Hart

"Readers will be calling for a second round from author Lee Hollis." --Leslie Meier, author of Chocolate Covered Murder

Baker & Taylor
After she wins over country music superstar Wade Springer with her home cooking, single mom Hayley Powell finds their newfound relationship hitting a sour note when Wade's roadie turns up dead with one of her trademark chicken legs stuffed in his mouth. Original.

Publisher: New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., 2012.
ISBN: 9780758267382
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 18 cm.


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Oct 02, 2020

This is the second book in the Hayley Powell Food and CockTails Mystery series in which Hayley Powell solves mysteries in her small Bar Harbor Town while writing a food and drink column. These books are cute and fun and are quick reads. In this novel Wade Springer (a country music star) comes to town who Hayley loves and quickly becomes his personal chef and love interest while in town. However, the fun quickly ends when a roadie named Mickey who is a creep to everyone mysteriously dies in one of Wade’s tour buses. This is a good, casual read but wasn’t as good as the first one.

Jul 17, 2013

Hayley Powell food columnist is back solving a murder while raising her children, writing food and recipes articles and being a private chef to her favorite country singer. This book is better than "Coupon Clipper" but I guess who the suspect was going to be before the murder took place. I enjoyed reading her articles and reading the recipes.


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