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Deep Fried Revenge–crispy, fried corndogs

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Deep Fried Revenge

by Lynn Cahoon

If you are one of the many people who like to watch cooking competitions or attend state fairs, you will want to read Deep Fried Revenge. Author Lynn Cahoon will take you on trips to Boise, Idaho, where Angie and her crew from the County Seat restaurant in River View vie in the Restaurant Wars held at the state fair giving them an opportunity to show off their culinary creativity. Unfortunately, the competition draws more than crowds. The chef most likely to win is murdered on the first day. Is this an effort to assure someone else of the winning spot or is there a different motive?

Just as interesting to me as the main plot is another part of the story: the mystery behind a young runaway’s appearance in River View. The unfortunate girl is named Bleak; she diligently tries to hide both her past in a cult and her current location. The sheriff and his wife provide her with a home and security while Angie supplies her with a job and the team at the County Seat teach Bleak, who is a hard worker, the basics of the restaurant business.

Another recurrent and fun character is the great big, teddy bear of a dog, Dom. He is a large part of Angie’s life as well as a major actor in the story. Restauranteurs and carnival workers fill out the rest of the tale which I highly recommend for its mystery and characters.

I would like to extend my thanks to Netgalley and to Kensington Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: #4 in the Farm-to-Fork Mystery Series, but works well as a standalone.

Publication:   April 7, 2020—Kensington Books

Memorable Lines:

“Just because you’re faster than me doesn’t mean you’re the boss of me.” She rubbed his head and realized, that yes, the dog had become her boss over the last few months. And she didn’t care one iota.

Dom glanced up from his bed, wondering if her words meant something to him, like “walk” or “eat this.” When he decided that no, his master was just talking to herself again, he laid his head back down for his morning nap.

Dom still sat right at the door. Waiting. He knew her moods. He knew her words. He listened when she griped about work. He was the perfect boyfriend, except for the fact they were of two different species.


  1. This one had me at fried! Thanks for the great review!

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  2. Wonderful review. Don is a great characters. I like the restaurant series because it’s kinda of fun to see things from the other side of being a diner.

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  3. Nancy says:

    Great review as always. I loved what Diane said above!

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  4. dfolstad58 says:

    I like that you mentioned it was #4 in a series. I enjoy writers who carry on a series with the characters I get to know.

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  5. Michelle says:

    This one sounds really good!

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  6. I love Lynn Cahoon, and have read this series, this is going right to the top of my reading list, thank you Linda!

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  7. Carla says:

    Wonderful review Linda. I also enjoy this series, Lynn Cahoon is a must read author for me. I love the plot-line of Bleak as well and look forward to seeing more of her in upcoming books. I am drooling, Baconnnnn. Time for breakfast.

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