A Slice of Murder
Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina--which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer... show more
Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina--which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she's in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debut, featuring pizza as the prima character . . . Eleanor figures somebody must have been really mad at Richard Olsen to bury that kitchen knife in his chest. But when Kevin Hurley--her ex-boyfriend and Timber Ridge's police chief--starts eyeing her as a prime suspect, Eleanor knows she better get to the bottom of things before the gossipy townspeople decide to stop ordering her specialty pies. With her sassy and occasionally married sister Maddy by her side, Eleanor finds the list of suspects begins to outnumber the ingredients on the Slice's famed Smorgasbord Special pizza. Like Richard's eccentric sister, who appears out of nowhere to learn she's the heir to 100 grand . . . in what looks like dirty money. Richard worked for a shredding business--and it seems he read before he shred, and very well could've been a blackmailer. What about Richard's boss, who now stands to lose his shredding company? And then there's that steamy scented letter from none other than the mayor's wife . . . But when someone takes a shot at Eleanor on a late-night delivery run, she and Maddy know time is running out. To find the killer--and keep the pizzas rolling out of A Slice of Delight's ovens--she'll need to put it all on the line and hope that her search for the truth doesn't end in an unmarked grave . . . Includes delicious pizza recipes!"A yummy mystery chock full of savory surprises--like an extra-large pizza loaded with extra toppings!" --Leslie Meier, author of Mother's Day Murder
Publish date: July 1st 2010
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Edition language: English
Series: Pizza Lovers (#1)
Please note that I gave this 3.5 stars and rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads.I have to say that I really do enjoy a good cozy mystery. I started reading these type of books when I was in college and even though they may not have been the most sophisticated mysteries out there, they have enough m...
It's been awhile since I picked up a cozy mystery without checking any reviews but when I saw this series as ebooks on my library's database, I had to give it a try. I mean, come on, it's a mystery with a pizza place in it. How could it possibly be bad? And other then an inexplicable craving for a g...
How cozy. If one can remember it's not a police procedural, but a "cozy," then it's an enjoyable diversionary read. I felt some of the dialogue was stiff, but again, I overlooked it and just enjoyed it for what it is.
I put this book down for a long time because I lost interest in it. Since I only had one more chapter to read, I picked it up again just to finish.I didn't like the tone of the book nor did I like the tone of Elenor. They both just rubbed me the wrong way.
I wasn't sure at first whether I was going to like this book, but it grew on me. The sherriff's reasoning for making Eleanor the main suspect was a little thin and he seemed a little one-dimensional. But overall, it was charming and enjoyable.