The Case of the Curious Cook Book Review

The Case of the Curious Cook Book Review
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Title: The Case of the Curious Cook
Author: Cathy Ace
Published: March 1, 2017, Severn House
No. of Pages: 208
Cover Price: $27.70 Hardcover, $15.33 Kindle



The Case of the Curious Cook is the third novel in the WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery series by Welch writer, Cathy Ace. The WISE Enquiries Agency is made up of four women from different backgrounds; each has a specialty. Fortunately they are connected with royalty: Henry Devereaux Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, and the Dowager Duchess Althea. The Duke discovers some water damage to some books in his priceless collection and hires a local book restorer, who is the owner of a popular bookshop, Crooks and Cooks. Strange things start to happen at the bookshop, including the fact that rather than disappearing, books are showing up in the mornings when the store is opened. The restorer’s daughter who is a television chef called The Curious Cook, helps her Dad run the store; they are trying to solve the mystery of who might be leaving the books, and become involved in investigating the murder of a well-known artist. Some of the books that are appearing have some clues that may help solve the murder and show that the man accused – her brother – is innocent.

One of the charming things about this novel is the setting; Wales, and reading the book will make readers want to visit the country. The writing is good and understandable, and the novel is fast-moving. The ladies who make up the WISE Enquiries Agency are well-characterized and likeable; they enjoy the Dowager Duchess Althea, who likes to get herself involved in investigations, and welcome her as a quasi-detective. The small Welch town where the story takes place is nice, and there are ups and downs, and well as twists and turns leading up to the surprise dénouement.

The Case of the Curious Cook can be considered a cozy mystery and is suitable for all ages. It is a fast read and perfect to take on vacation or an airline trip. The book is fun, the characters are fun, and the story is fun.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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Title: The Case of the Curious Cook
Author: Cathy Ace
Published: March 1, 2017, Severn House
No. of Pages: 208
Cover Price: $27.70 Hardcover, $15.33 Kindle



The Case of the Curious Cook is the third novel in the WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery series by Welch writer, Cathy Ace. The WISE Enquiries Agency is made up of four women from different backgrounds; each has a specialty. Fortunately they are connected with royalty: Henry Devereaux Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, and the Dowager Duchess Althea. The Duke discovers some water damage to some books in his priceless collection and hires a local book restorer, who is the owner of a popular bookshop, Crooks and Cooks. Strange things start to happen at the bookshop, including the fact that rather than disappearing, books are showing up in the mornings when the store is opened. The restorer’s daughter who is a television chef called The Curious Cook, helps her Dad run the store; they are trying to solve the mystery of who might be leaving the books, and become involved in investigating the murder of a well-known artist. Some of the books that are appearing have some clues that may help solve the murder and show that the man accused – her brother – is innocent.

One of the charming things about this novel is the setting; Wales, and reading the book will make readers want to visit the country. The writing is good and understandable, and the novel is fast-moving. The ladies who make up the WISE Enquiries Agency are well-characterized and likeable; they enjoy the Dowager Duchess Althea, who likes to get herself involved in investigations, and welcome her as a quasi-detective. The small Welch town where the story takes place is nice, and there are ups and downs, and well as twists and turns leading up to the surprise dénouement.

The Case of the Curious Cook can be considered a cozy mystery and is suitable for all ages. It is a fast read and perfect to take on vacation or an airline trip. The book is fun, the characters are fun, and the story is fun.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.






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