Book Review * The Hidden Corpse

Welcome to Thursday Cozy Mystery and a recipe inspired by the book :

My recipe is a layered Chocolate cake . Did you know that chocolate cake is the Number #2 recipe downloaded ? Read the book and give my recipe a try …….. Lisa

Former reality TV baking show contestant and recent divorcée Hope Early is trying to find her recipe for success as a food blogger—but murder keeps getting in the mix . . .

When Hope’s elderly neighbor perishes in a home fire, she can’t help but feel somewhat responsible. Only the day before, Peggy Olson had called her over, having burned a pot on the stove while she was sleeping and filling the house with smoke. In fact, she couldn’t even remember cooking. Clearly, it was dangerous for the woman to live alone.

But it turns out she wasn’t alone. When a second body is discovered in the basement of the burned house, suddenly what appeared to be a tragic accident is beginning to look like premeditated murder. As rumors spread like wildfire, Hope is determined to sort out the facts and smoke out a killer, but she might be jumping from the frying pan straight into the fire . . . 

Includes Recipes from Hope’s Kitchen!

About the Author

Debra Sennefelder is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and, as a former food blogger, she is constantly taking photographs of her food. Yeah, she’s that person. Born and raised in New York City, she now lives in Connecticut with her family. She’s worked in pre‑hospital care, retail, and publishing. Her writing companions are her adorable and slightly spoiled shih‑tzus, Susie and Billy. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America. You can learn more at

Net Galley Book review:

This the the second book in this Food blogger mystery series. As a part time wannabe Food blogger this was a fun book. With great characters and a great home town feel. Hope is a food blogger after a divorce and failed cooking show shes home Working on her blog,family and relationships. . But trouble seems to be following her- as her neighbor is found dead in a fire and the mystery surrounding it brings her to investigate. A classic cozy mystery and a great afternoon read …… Lisa

My recipe : To Die For Chocolate Cake

  • 1 C flour
  • 1 C pecans /chopped
  • 1 stick butter/ melted
  • 1 box powdered Sugar
  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 large Cool Whip
  • 1 pkg Instant pudding / Vanilla
  • 1 pkg chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 Hershey bars /Grated

Mix butter,pecans and flour and bake in a pan for 15 minutes @ 350 degrees. In a bowl add soften cream cheese,sugar and cool whip -spread 1/2 of mixture on cake. Prepare vanilla pudding -spread and let set up. Pour chocolate pudding mixture over that – let set. Spread the rest of Cool whip mixture on top and sprinkle on grated Chocolate. and pecans Chill

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