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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    average read

    Nice relaxing reading mystery. Easy book to put down & pick up days later without missing a beat. Not enough depth!!!

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    This has been my favorite book of the mystery series featuring Madeline Carter. I hope the series continues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2006

    A Strong Series that Continues to Entertain

    I¿ve long enjoyed the Madeline Carter series by Linda L. Richards, as she manages to do what I thought was impossible. Namely, make the intricacies of finance and day trading not only understandable, but incredibly fascinating. With CALCULATED LOSS, Richards shares with the reader not only the details and stresses of day trading but also the incredibly entertaining world of professional cooking and celebrity chefs. When Madeline hears that her ex-husband has committed suicide, she¿s plunged back into her bittersweet memories of a marriage she left when her professional ambitions combated with Braydon Gauthier¿s more lackadaisical approach to life. Since the end of their marriage Bray¿s life completely changed though, as he eventually became a celebrity chef with his own television cooking shows, bestselling cookbooks, frozen food line, and numerous restaurants. But the loss of a star of his flagship restaurant apparently caused him to poison himself, leaving his mother and sister shattered and requesting Madeline¿s help in figuring out the family¿s complex corporation. The family also awakens doubts about whether Bray really did kill himself, a suspicion Madeline excuses as grief until she hears the method of Bray¿s poisoning. Believing that he would never had consumed a last meal of duck with orange sauce (how cliché!), Madeline begins to explore the murky practices of Gauthier Fine Foods and the new life Bray created without her. This is a wonderfully engaging novel that entertains the reader with food and finance information while never giving short thrift to the plot or characters. Madeline¿s realization that her memories of the Braydon conflict with the man he became is both bittersweet and realistic and adds considerable depth to a Madeline, who has grown more and more likeable with each new novel. This is a very witty series that continues to improve and leave readers eagerly awaiting each new installment into the life of Madeline Carter.

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