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The Housewife Assassin's Recipes for Disaster (A Funny Romantic Mystery) (Housewife Assassin Series Book 6) [Kindle Edition]

Josie Brown
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Book Description

Murder, suspense, sex--and some handy household tips.

In Books 6 of The Housewife Assassin Series -- Recipes for Disaster:
Donna's executive mission is crystal clear: stop the assassinations of both US political parties' presidential candidates. When she discovers she has a long-term vendetta with one of the targets, can she put her animosity aside long enough to save the candidate's life--and her relationship with Jack?


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REVIEWS FOR BOOKS BY JOSIE BROWN'S BOOKS

"Secrets, sex, money and scandal...Josie Brown is a skilled observer whose clever dialogue makes for truly entertaining reading." 
--Jackie Collins

"Brown takes a dark look at the fears of parenthood and family... Still, the message from the somber realities is one full of hope: love makes a family, commitment keeps it together."--Publishers Weekly

"The writing is laced with venomous humor..."-The Wall Street Journal

"A fine piece of literary work." -New York Post, Page Six

"If you like Desperate Housewives, then you'll fly through this gossipy novel full of Wisteria Lane-esque characters living in a suburban jungle. Brown entertains up to the satisfying ending." --Examiner.com

"A funny, engaging, and often bittersweet tale..." --Cincinnati Public Library Spotlight Feature

For more on Josie Brown's books, go to her website: JosieBrown.com

From the Back Cover

MORE PRAISE FOR THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES:
 
"This is a super sex and fun read that you shouldn't miss!" - Mary Jacobs, Bookhounds Reviews
 
"It's a fast-paced read, and the gadgets are awesome...The perfect combination of mystery and humour." - Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea
 
  "...The chemistry between Donna and Jack is enough to set water on fire... A healthy dose of humor and ridiculousness in a book that won't be put down - so go pick it up now!" - Cat's Thoughts
 
If you love funny mysteries with espionage, action and adventure--not to mention hard-boiled women sleuths--check out THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S RECIPES FOR DISASTER!
 
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OTHER FUNNY ROMANTIC MYSTERIES BY JOSIE BROWN:
 
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK (Book 1) Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one, and it happens to be government-sanctions. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to the old adage, "Honey, I'm home..."
         
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING (Book 2) 
On Donna's to-do list: First, exterminate a rogue operative out to assassinate the newly elected Russian President. Next: file for divorce!
 
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S KILLER CHRISTMAS TIPS (Book 3) 
'Tis the season for mistletoe...and murder! There will be no peace on Earth if Donna doesn't find a shipping container filled with heat-seeking missiles!
 
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S RELATIONSHIP SURVIVAL GUIDE (Book 4)          
London. Paris. Guantanamo Bay. Donna Stone is looking for love -- and terrorists -- in all the wrong places. In this fourth full-length novel of The Housewife Assassin series, Donna Stone finds out that breaking up is hard to do. Then again, so is dating a terrorist, let alone eleven of them! Does this make Donna a serial dater, or a serial killer? Worse yet, an old flame gets in the way of Donna's chance for true love. But she doesn't cry...She gets even.
  
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S VACATION TO DIE FOR (Book 5)
An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him before it is unleashed on Fantasy island. But first they'll have to deal with a nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies 'tween takeover, poison dart-throwing pygmies, and a hunt club with the most unusual prey. And you call this a vacation?
 
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S RECIPES FOR DISASTER (Book 6)
Housewife Assassin Donna Stone's executive mission is crystal clear: stop the assassination of both US political parties' presidential candidates. When she discovers she has a long-term vendetta with one of the targets, can she put her animosity aside long enough to save the candidate's life?
 
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HOLLYWOOD SCREAM PLAY (Book 7)
Lights, camera and non-stop action await Donna and Jack when they are hired as espionage consultants on a movie set. There will be plenty of close-ups, and too many close calls as they use the movie's many location shoots to track down crucial intel needed to take down the Quorum. But nothing--including a lascivious leading lady, deadly stunt doubles, or being on Interpol's Most Wanted list-will stand in their way.
 
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S DEADLY DOSSIER (Series Prequel)
In this full-length prequel to the series, Acme Industries' black-ops agent, Jack Craig, is tasked with investigating the mysterious death of his organization's most prolific hit man, Carl Stone--only to fall in love the the dead man's wife, Donna--a woman he must never contact, but who may hold the key to her husband's disappearance. When Acme approaches Donna to join their organization as an assassin, Jack's undercover mission changes both their lives forever.
 
THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S Killer App (Book 8)
In order to flush out an internationally renowned hacker who is wreaking havoc with top secret documents inside the United States' Intelligence Community's secured database, housewife assassin Donna Stone infiltrates three very successful high tech corporations, including one with an operating system that contains artificial intelligence designed to meet your every need--even if it kills you; another with a CEO who plans to broker the country's intelligence secrets to the highest bidder, be it a terrorist or enemy state; and an interactive game start-up with an avatar on the deadliest mission of all: kill Donna. Can she save the world from terror--and at the same time protect her children from the painful knowledge of the father who deserted them?

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  • Publisher: Signal Press (November 24, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H2M0NBU
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it and all the others in series December 30, 2013
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Definitely recommend this series; cannot wait for the next installment. Will have to check out some of the other books by Ms. Brown
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not only fun, but delicious! December 28, 2013
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Take the usual Donna hilarity and excitement, add in some cocktails, some fabulous food, and sinful desserts and you've got the recipe for a great book! Feast on it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to an off the wall tongue in cheek series December 14, 2013
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If you like sassy, kick add heroines and the sexy spies who live them, this is the series for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great episode! December 5, 2013
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I love all of Josie's work so the HA series is my favorite of her work. So I'm always thrilled when she comes out with another piece. This one takes a different sort of pace than the prior housewife assassin series, but is still fantastic. As always, I look forward to any future installments to this series. In the meantime, I will busy myself with reading all the rest of Josie's work that I haven't yet consumed. There are blessed few truly gifted writers anymore. I'm thrilled to have found this one. Even more thrilled she continues to deliver work after awesome work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner! December 5, 2013
By lq
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Another winner! I LOVE this series! Funny and engaging, with plenty of sarcasm and snark. Very witty and well written. I already want more. Josie - write fast!
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By Msmith
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The title doesn't lie. Lots of great and interesting recipes to tries. Wasn't expecting to see real recipes. Donna Stone in a new light. Still fighting crime with her true love Jack. Together they fight for Justice. A real page turner. An ending that leaves you ready for the next book. Strongly recommend reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for No. 7! December 30, 2013
By Dianne
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They now have a term for watching TV shows one after the other on your DVR, it is called binge-watching. Well, I binge-read all the Housewives books because I couldn’t stop once I started! As with the other books, this was a fun read and full of twists and turns. The main character is really funny and very relatable. Although this book has romance and comedy, it is written very intelligently with current events thrown into the mix. I can’t wait for #7!!!
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Who is Josie Brown? I'd never seen any of her work. I read the "Handbook" first, and was delighted. The author wonderfully weaves the highs and lows of Motherhood with the adventures of an assassin. Not the usual mix for a book, but it works in a fast-paced, humorous, sexy story. And there are lots of these books. Read them all and enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars For me it's like seeing the perfect painting
For me it's like seeing the perfect painting, or reading the perfect poem. You know you're going to enjoy it within the first few moments.
Published 5 days ago by pandora
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoy this series
I enjoy this series. I have read all of it and await each new installment
I would recommend it to anyone with a slightly twisted sense of humor and a desire to laugh
Published 8 days ago by Just me
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I have loved every single book in the Housewife Assassin's series. Hooray for Josie Brown.
Published 1 month ago by R. Bertrand
4.0 out of 5 stars Always good for a laugh.
Donna's character 's almost superhuman. she carpool, bakes, and takes down terrorist. she keeps her husband happy and manages to have everyone think she is a regular homemaker. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GOOD READ BY JOSIE BROWN
Well, I like the more realistic plot in this book as opposed to the last one in the series I read before this one. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars liked it
Enjoy reading her books. I enjoyed reading the recipes too. May look them up and try them as well. Good easy read and story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the whole series!
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love this series!
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Like these books a lot
Published 3 months ago by Jeffery L. Koehl
3.0 out of 5 stars Recipe Theme
I love the series. I hated the inclusion of recipes. They were irrelevant except for the book title. I found them to be unnecessary, ridiculous and distracting.
Published 3 months ago by Lynne Luck
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More About the Author

My novels are:
- The Candidate [Steamy Political Thriller; 2013 Signal Press]
- Totlandia/Book 1/Fall [2012, Signal Press]
- Totlandia/Book 2/Winter [2012, Signal Press]
- Totlandia/Book 3 / Spring [2013, Signal Press]
- Totlandia/Book 4 / Summer [2013, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Handbook [Book 1; 2011, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing [Book 2; 2012, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Killer Christmas Tips [Book 3; 2012, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide [Book 4; 2013, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Vacation to Die For [Book 5; August 2013, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Recipes for Disaster [Book 6; November 2013, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Hollywood Scream Play [Book 7: March 2014, Signal Press]
- The Housewife Assassin's Deadly Dossier [Series Prequel; June 2014, Signal Press]
- The Baby Planner[2011, Simon & Schuster]
- True Hollywood Lies [2011 / 2005, Signal Press]
- Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives [2010, Simon & Schuster]

In fact my novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (Simon & Schuster), is being adapted by producer Jerry Bruckheimer as a dramatic series for television.

Like most authors I know, I'm a voracious reader. My favorite classic authors are Edith Wharton, John le Carre, Martin Cruz Smith, Jane Austen, Graham Greene, P.D. Wodehouse, Margaret Mitchell, Glen David Gold, and Raymond Chandler.

As for contemporary authors, I think that both Martin Cruz Smith and John Le Carre are two of the best writers alive, and I love the writing styles of Helen Fielding, Jackie Collins and Allison Pearson. I think John Lescroart and MJ Rose are amazing, both as authors and author advocates.

I'm a cinephile (I see everything--chick flicks, action films, art house movies, almost every kind of foreign film) and I'm a walker and hiker--anywhere from four to eleven miles a day.

Otherwise, I'M WRITING. Or researching for my next books....meeting the wonderful people who let me know that what I write resonates with them...or hanging out in my fave bookstores (which is any bookstore in any town I happen to be in, at the time).

I've got a sweet romantic husband (who both cooks AND walks the dog, come rain, sleet or flood), and two great funny kids, a boy and a girl. Yeah, I know, I'm lucky, and I should count my blessings. (Believe me, I do!)

I'm also the author of three non-fiction books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Finding Mr. Right [Alpha/Pearson]; Marriage Confidential: 102 Honest Answers to the Questions Every Husband Wants to Ask, and Every Wife Needs to Know [Signal Press]; and Last Night I Dreamt of Cosmopolatans: A Modern Girl's Dream Dictionary [St. Martin's Press]

As a journalist, my celebrity interviews and relationships trends articles have been featured in Los Angeles Times Syndicate International, Redbook and Complete Woman magazines, as well as AOL, Yahoo, AskMen.com, Divorce360.com, and SingleMindedWomen.com

You can connect with me here, or on:

- Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/JosieBrownAuthor
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/JosieBrownCA

PRAISE FOR JOSIE'S BOOKS:

The Baby Planner

"Brown takes baby mania to its illogical, hysterical extreme in this bubbly romp....But what begins as a light foray into Bugaboo country turns into something bigger than a satire of status-obsessed Bay Area yummy mummies as Brown takes a dark look at the fears of parenthood and family, with Katie's heartbreaking longing for a child unveiling a disturbing reality about her marriage and family. Still, the message from the somber realities is one full of hope: love makes a family, commitment keeps it together." --Publishers Weekly

Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives

"Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK Magazine cover. Truly entertaining reading."--Jackie Collins, Hollywood Wives

"Josie Brown's writing is whip-smart as well as wickedly funny, and just as you are enjoying the ride she takes you on, she shatters your heart with her insight into modern lives." --Tatjana Soli, New York Times bestselling author and 2011 recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction for The Lotus Eaters

"Already touted as the perfect summer beach read, this character driven (sometimes steamy) book can best be described as the offspring of an affair between Desperate Housewives and a Jennifer Weiner novel....A quick look into the sometimes catty world of wealth where priorities get shifted, friendships get broken and marriages, like their mansions, get rearranged. It was light and fluffy (with some excellent dialogue.)..." -- GoodHousekeeping.com

"I loved it! Josie Brown captures the highs and lows of love, lust and marriage with heartwrenching pathos. I'm recommending it to all my friends as the perfect beach read!" -- Lisa Rinna, acatress, and author of the novel Starlit



True Hollywood Lies

The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor..."
--Wall Street Journal

"Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomaniac...[A] well-paced, entertaining story..." --Publishers Weekly

"A fine piece of literary work." --New York Post


Impossibly Tongue-Tied

"Brad, Angelina, Britney and Kevin may want to check out Josie Brown's new novel, Impossibly Tongue-Tied, for its ripped-from-the-headlines plot that mixes their scandals together..." - PAGE SIX, New York Post

Josie lives in San Francisco, California, with Martin and our two children.

Martin, my husband: THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO FINDING MR. RIGHT, and MARRIAGE CONFIDENTIAL: 102 HONEST Answers to the Questions Every Husband Wants to Ask, and Every Wife Needs to Know.


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