on September 5, 2000
What a good read for a long weekend. This was a spontaneous purchase because I liked the title. I figured that the author had a sense of humor. Boy! Does she?! This is a nice moving book with lots of insider information on the food industry as well as inside the beltway. The characters are well-rounded (and not perfect). I liked every character and did not want a single one of them to be the "dirty guy." The food details without the recipes littering the content is a welcome change, and walking the city streets can help the psyche -- try it! I will definitely buy more from this author.
on July 14, 1998
I loved this book! It was very well written and flowed smoothly. Kept me guessing all the way to the end, always a plus. Each of the characters was likable, although they were all flawed (or real). Are there really that many sensitive men in the world? It was interesting to read the "behind the scenes" happenings of the restaurant world. And the descriptions of the food got my culinary juices going. The receipe at the end was a great touch. Can't wait for the next one!
on January 10, 1999
What a great first novel from Phyllis Richman! It pulled me in on page one and held my attention through the last page, and I honestly hated to see it end. It not only held my interest as a mystery, but was informative into the workings of the restaurant industry. I hope this is just the beginning of a series of "Chas" mysteries.