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By Jerrilyn Farmer | Comments: ( 616 ) | Date: ( Nov 17, 2019 )

With two straight number one Los Angeles Times bestsellers, three consecutive Agatha Award nominations, two Anthony nominations, and Lefty and Macavity Awards already in the pot, mystery author par excellence Jerrilyn Farmer is cookin Now her oh so delectable creation, spunky Hollywood event planner and caterer to the stars Madeline Bean, finds herself in a murderous steWith two straight number one Los Angeles Times bestsellers, three consecutive Agatha Award nominations, two Anthony nominations, and Lefty and Macavity Awards already in the pot, mystery author par excellence Jerrilyn Farmer is cookin Now her oh so delectable creation, spunky Hollywood event planner and caterer to the stars Madeline Bean, finds herself in a murderous stew once , in an exceptionally tasty hardcover debut simmering with intelligence and outrageous humor and spiced with real surprises.It s another great gig for Mad Bean Events catering the gala season wrap party for the runaway TV hit, gourmet cook off game show Food Freak But Madeline s going to have to keep her delicious Cajun treats simmering on the stove a while longer now that the studio has decided to film one episode and the head writer has mysteriously disappeared The good news is the show s producer must replace the missing writer and offers Maddie the temporary position, since there s no one in L.A who s up on her food facts than La Bean.Joining the show s oddball staff, Maddie must quickly meet the demands of this intense, new, behind the scenes world of television, and is soon busily creating clever culinary puzzles for the show s contestants But in her new office she immediately uncovers tantalizing hints as to the missing writer s whereabouts And solving puzzles in real life is a Maddie Bean talent second only to her superb knowledge of edibles Certain clues she finds scattered around the workspace including a troubling Post it note that hints of homicide have her wondering whether the AWOL writer truly flew the coop or was written off for good A Hollywood writer s life had sounded sweet, but Maddie finds the whirlwind of twisted off camera affairs of the Hollywood demi mighty where ego wrestling is an extreme sport can leave a bitter aftertaste, especially when a rare and priceless packet of Kool Aid, an amorous celebrity chef, and a bubbling Cajun gumbo from hell leads her indirectly to a murder Suddenly, Madeline Bean s having her cake and eating it too temp job becomes a recipe for disaster, setting the cagey caterer in the lethal sights of a killer.


  • Title: Mumbo Gumbo
  • Author: Jerrilyn Farmer
  • ISBN: 9780380817191
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Jerrilyn Farmer

Jerrilyn Farmer, the author of the acclaimed, award winning Madeline Bean novels, is a TV writer who has written for game shows such as Jeopardy and Supermarket Sweep, and sketch comedy specials for Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Cheri Oteri, Tim Meadows, and others Farmer also teaches mystery writing at the UCLA Extension s Writers Program.



Comments Mumbo Gumbo

  • Dharia Scarab

    My favorite book in the series, if you've ever watched competitive cooking shows like Top Chef and Hell's Kitchen, you'll get a laugh out of this book.Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books1 star This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.2 stars This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.3 stars Th [...]


  • Caryn

    Implausible plot deviceI have enjoyed this series, but the primary plot device upon which the entire mystery depends is ridiculously implausible. I continue to like the characters, although I would have enjoyed this one more if her main support characters, Wes and Holly, had played a more prominent role, but that does not detract. I also found the denouement even more ridiculous and implausible than the plot device. Unfortunately, to avoid spoilers, I'm not describing these two points. I'm conti [...]


  • Debbie Maskus

    Farmer is a fun and delicious mystery writer. The violence is not 3d graphic and the sex is not x-rated. I especially enjoyed learning about the filming of a television program and the hand dying of wool. Madeline cohorts, Holly and Wes, have very small cameos in this book. BUT--Holly has an earth-shattering encounter; of course, you must read the book to discover the secret. Madeline prepares food that I have never eaten, nor will ever eat; but I do not live in Los Angeles.


  • Mark Baker

    The hardcover debut wasn't quite up to par. Madeline and crew are catering the wrap party for the new foodie TV game show that is all the rage. It just didn't mesh quite as well as the others for me. Still, an enjoyable enough book but could have been better.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.


  • Jamie

    I did not end up finishing this book as I found the writing style not to my liking. The scenarios were too contrived, and typical. I could not find a character I wanted to know more about. I like "quick reads" at times, and thought this might be one, but it just did not catch my attention, even after about 1/2 way through, so I gave up.


  • Shannon

    I liked this one better than Dim Sum Dead, the only other one in the series I've read (both because I'm working through the Lefty Award winners). I actually saw the humor in this one, in addition to enjoying the mystery of it. I might read some more in the future, but there are several other series I'm more likely to seek out.


  • Alie

    This is the second book I read of this series (read a much newer one first) and I didn't really think it was that great. Maybe I should have started at the beginning of the series to get a better feeling for the main characters (Mad, Holly, Wes) because in this book they are rarely mentioned. Might read another one if it is available at the library. I thought Perfect Sax was better.


  • George

    #5 in the Madeline Bean Las Angeles mystery series. With an upcoming break in catering jobs, Madeline takes a short term job as a writer for a very popular TV cooking show whose head writer is missing. She quickly starts to try to figure out what happened to the writer as well as other things going on as part of the show and the production team.A lighter mystery with some humor.


  • Di

    I enjoyed this book. I liked her writing style. It is about a chef gone mystery solver. I enjoy the mystery part of it, add in a bit of humor, a dash of love story and we have a delightful satisfying dish! I will be sure to check out her other books as well.


  • Suzanne

    I think this has been my least favorite in the series. I missed the usual amount of event planning and foodie talk. It was kind of cool learning the tidbits of old Hollywood, but I'm glad Maddie's writing days are over.


  • Jessica H

    A mystery, but definitely not a "deep-thinker." Had trouble with some of the writing and characters. I can suspend disbelief for a good story, but some of the things these characters did was just poor writing.


  • Jeri

    Light readinghad fun premise of being a writer for a game show about food. Of course there was a mystery involved. Not planning to read any more books in this series.


  • Sue

    fun, lighthearted, good summer read


  • Kim

    An L.A. caterer that stumbles into a food game show and the mysteries that surround it. What's not to like?


  • Wanda

    Fun.


  • February Four

    Oh man, I enjoyed this. I'm definitely enjoying the entire series!


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