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

Josie Brown
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1042 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner! December 5, 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Series June 19, 2014
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I love this whole series. Each character is so vivid. Donna truly kicks butt! Its interesting to see what situation she will be put into next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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 Great read May 22, 2014
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When you think you figured it out; you find out you haven't. The recipe's aren't half bad either! The Housewife Assassin's series are a must read as they are fun one minute and have you sitting on the edge of your seat the next.

If you are a Stephanie Plum fan, I think you will enjoy Donna Stone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Like these books a lot
Published 4 days 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 10 days ago by Lynne Luck
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry I purchased
I bought the entire set and am disappointed. The stories are great and loved the characters. Was very disappointed at the amount of sex talk. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary Brenenborg
2.0 out of 5 stars Series going downhill
I enjoyed the first couple of novels in this series. However, after reading the prior book to this one, The Housewifes Assassin's Vacation To Die For, which was ridiculous, I was... Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Hurley
2.0 out of 5 stars Story has changed - so beware!
Wow, this was different.

Donna is now out of the closet and everyone knows she is playing bodyguard, along with Jack, to political nominees on the Presidential trail. Read more
Published 2 months ago by not joking
5.0 out of 5 stars This series made me laugh until I cried
Great series. Wonderfully different plot. Funniest thing that made me laugh thru the current book and into the next is where main character doesn't want current "POTUS" to face... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but
this is a fun series but this o e suddenly included recipes Rather odd and not very good. The main character is an operative not a chief. Read more
Published 2 months ago by drkarenz
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Book to Make You Fall in Love with Donna....
If you've read any of this series, know that this book won't disappoint! It's another great story in the life of Donna, balancing her family, love, and keeping everyone safe. Read more
Published 3 months ago by KS Lady
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick and entertaining read
The recipes were lengthy, and I understand that it tied in with some of the story line, but seemed like some page filler.
The series is good entertainment. Read more
Published 3 months ago by jodi
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read:) with some interesting recipes !!
Loved it, the characters are entertaining and the stories are fun. I stumbled across this series from a recommendation from Amazon and I am glad that I did :) you need to start... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jo
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More About the Author

My novels are:
- The Candidate [Steamy Political Thriller; 2013 Signal Press]
- Totlandia/Book 1/Fall [2012, Coliloquy]
- Totlandia/Book 2/Winter [2012, Coliloquy]
- Totlandia/Book 3 / Spring [2013, Coliloquy]
- Totlandia/Book 4 / Summer [2013, Coliloquy]
- 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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