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Posted August 18, 2012
I like it. The key characters are all likable, from Gigi whose
I like it. The key characters are all likable, from Gigi whose dogged
pursuit of justice helped to apprehend a killer. There’s her best friend
Sienna who plays the role of sidekick and lends a welcome ear when
needed. Adorable Reg who gives Gigi unconditional love and then there’s
Detective Mertz. The author did a good job in keeping me in suspense in
this nicely prepared mystery that entertained me from beginning to its
rewarding conclusion. This is an irresistibly and appetizingly
delightful debut in the cozy genre that I hope is here to stay.
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Posted March 2, 2013
The idea of this first cozy by Peg Cochran is very practical and
The idea of this first cozy by Peg Cochran is very practical and timely. Gigi runs a delectable gourmet diet food catering business where she prepares delicious whole fresh foods for her clients every meal. Unfortunately, someone used her delivery service to manage to murder one of her clients. Even though the death is deemed 'accidental', death of a customer is never a selling point for this type of service. The only reasonable thing GIgi feels she can do, is find out for herself what really happened.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Many characters in this story are centered around a local theater group. Overacting and huge temperaments prevail to make detecting difficult for Gigi. Tall, handsome Detective Mertz tempts Gigi to make friends, as does Carlo, who runs an Italian restaurant. Convincing people that someone is a murderer and it's not her, Gigi gets into many fascinating, and sometimes dangerous situations, but her whole business and beautiful new cottage will only remain hers if she can reveal the murderer. The only good result of all this seems to be Reg, the adorable dog of the murdered woman. Gigi adopts Reg and he becomes her 'buddy' and informal body guard.
Fun characters, yummy foods, an adorable dog, and a mysterious 'accident' makes this a great first read that left me with an appetite for more!!
Posted October 20, 2012
I really could not put it down. Gigi was not full of herself like so many charactes are. Which tells me that the writer is not either, how refreashing. I can't wait for her new book. I hope that she gives detective mertz a chance.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 9, 2012
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Gigi Fitzgarald has brought a new diet plan to Woodstone with he
Gigi Fitzgarald has brought a new diet plan to Woodstone with her business Gigi's Gourmet De-lite. She makes 3 meals a day for her clients. With Martha Bernhardt, a restaurant reviewer, as her newest client she just knows her business is going to grow as her clients lose some inches. When Martha drops dead after eating one of Gigi's meals things just go nuts! Seems Martha had a peanut allergy and there were traces of peanut oil in her last meal.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Gigi know she didn't drizzle any peanut oil anywhere near Martha's meal so she needs to find out who did and fast before more of her clients start dropping like flies instead of dropping the pounds.
The author has created a wonderful mix of characters in a wonderful setting. Gigi has just enough spice to make her a woman to reckoned with and a heart that will have you rooting for her from the first chapter. Her friend Sienna is a great sounding board and Detective Mertz was really growing me and Gigi too. The puppy on the cover is a lovable Westie that used to belong to Martha. Gigi wastes no time in agreeing to take in her new four legged friend.
As someone who is allergic to nuts this story his me on a personal level. Thankfully I have never had a severe reaction and watch what I eat so have not even had a minor flare up in years. But what a perfect way to commit a murder. Well almost perfect because the culprit does get caught.
A great debut for what I know is going to be a great series. There are even some of Gigi's de-lite-ful recipes to try and some dieting tips too!
Posted August 8, 2012
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Posted October 7, 2012
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