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Let Them Eat Stake: A Vampire Chef Mystery Mass Market Paperback – April 3, 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in the Vampire Chef Series

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About the Author

SARAH ZETTEL is an award-winning science fiction, fantasy, romance, and mystery writer. She is married to a rocket scientist and has a cat named Buffy the Vermin Slayer. Visit her website at www.sarahzettel.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: Vampire Chef (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451236459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451236456
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,839,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Second Chef Caine adventure just as much fun as the 1st! It's Charlotte Caine's fun tone and voice that carries this through for me. Fans of the Suki Stackhouse books would be well-advised to check out this unique series about a female chef trying to run a restaurant in a city populated with vampires and warlocks. Too much fun!
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Sarah Zettel has created an action packed series with The Vampire Chef Mysteries. Let Them Eat Stake is the second book. I enjoyed the first very much. This second book is just as good. Filled with action and full story line. I am looking forward to the next book.
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Second book in the Vampire Chef Mystery Series has Charlotte (Chef Caine) agreeing, against her better judgment after another well-known chef backs out, to take on the catering of a huge wedding between a very wealthy family and a vampire. There's a lot of money involved which would greatly help her restaurant. She doesn't discover until after she accepts that the family is part of the Maddox family, known vampire-slayers before that became illegal; the family that her possible boyfriend, Brendan, belongs to. It doesn't help matters that the original chef is found dead of poison the next day.

As with the first book, the main focus of the story is on the running of a restaurant and now a catering operation while Charlotte tries to find out what's going on because things just don't add up. And as usual, there's danger. She's got help from both Brendan, and vampire food critic, Anatole, both who would do anything for her. And of course, she's attracted to both.

There's plenty of humor and action along with the mystery and the story is an easy read even though the mystery of the who-done-it and why is nicely complicated and not something most would figure out.

An enjoyable paranormal cozy.
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Let Them Eat Stake (2012) is the second urban Fantasy novel in the Vampire Chef series, following A Taste of Nightlife. In the previous volume, Chef Caine was in the kitchen preparing a special gravy when Chet came charging into the hot line. He was waving his phone and yelling that Anatole Sevarin was coming. Chef Caine ran him out of the hot line before he caught fire.

Despite her rebuke of Chet, Chef Caine was thrilled at the news. Her restaurant revenue had been barely keeping even with the expenses since its opening. Sometimes she and Chet had gone without to pay the help.

Later, Robert came into the kitchen to ask her to deal with a problem. A woman at table two had a coarse hair in her soup. She wanted the server fired.

Chef Caine didn't believe that the server had intently added the hair to the dish, but she tried to calm down the angry woman. Then Dylan entered the dining room and claimed that the woman was his cousin Pamela. He generated a large fireball and set off the sprinkler system.

In this novel, Charlotte Cordelia Caine is a natural human and the executive chef at Nightlife, a restaurant for Nightbloods and other night people. Her brother is the co-founder of the restaurant.

Chester Calvin Caine is Charlotte's brother. Chet is also a vampire.

Brandon Maddox is a security specialist running his own company. He is a scion of a large witch clan. He is Caine's sort of, kind of, boyfriend.

Anatole Sevarin is also a vampire. He writes the dining column for Circulation, the number one paranormal publication in the New York City. He wants to be Caine's lover.
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Even better than the first one! Love the idea of integrating "once humans" into our society. The normalcy of trying to be politically correct and worrying about new and inventive menus items for them. Charlotte manages her chef skills, investigating duties and interesting love life by cooking of course. I can't wait for the next one.
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When the vampires came out in public, humans reacted overall with equanimity. They granted all rights to vampires and the other paranormal species (weres, witches and warlocks) who followed except they must register. Just like humans have restrictions the paranormal do too. For instance, vampires can drink human blood that is given freely but cannot be sold as a commodity. The paranormal species are not a monolithic block as vampires and witches have been enemies for centuries. Clubs and restaurants cater to the paranormal. For instance, Nightlife, owned by Chef Charlotte Caine and her vampire brother Chet, serve "Noir Cuisine" to Nightbloods and Daybloods.

When celeb chef Oscar Simmons quits working a marriage gala, event planner Felicity Garnett begs Charlotte to cater the multispecies wedding of the decade between witch Deanna Alden and Gabriel Renault the Nightblood allegedly from Paris (not Hoboken). Charlotte accepts the job that could make the restaurant a success. Soon afterward, Oscar is dead from what appears to be a heart attack and the groom's side has begun to disappear. Charlotte realizes her boyfriend Brendan Maddox is related to the Alden family and everything turns sour when someone steals the anti- vampire weapon the Arall. Charlotte seeks the purloined object before she serves rations to the combatants.

The second "Vampire Chef" mystery is a delightful amateur sleuth fantasy that is much darker than its predecessor (A Taste of the Nightlife). The paranormal comes across as normal; especially enhancing that sense of "reality" is the heroine's egalitarian attitude as she believes all species are equal with each having the good, the bad and the ugly. Readers who want something different will enjoy stopping for something red served up by Sarah Zettel at Nightlife.

Harriet Klausner
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