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A Slice of Murder (Pizza Lover's Mystery Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

a fun read - recommend

This was a new author - I thought - until I started to read. After reading the second chapter, I was certain that the style and type of characters were familar to me. Yes, if you are a Tim Myers fan, you will enjoy this book. Apparently, Tim has a new pen name; after...
This was a new author - I thought - until I started to read. After reading the second chapter, I was certain that the style and type of characters were familar to me. Yes, if you are a Tim Myers fan, you will enjoy this book. Apparently, Tim has a new pen name; after some research, I verified that fact. I so enjoyed all his earlier books, especially the ones about the lighthouses. The mysterious plots, simple twists and turns leaves the reader with clues to figuring out the murderer. I am anxiously awaiting the read of the next book. The reader, if a cook, will enjoy the simple recipes contained at the end of the story. You will enjoy the teasing between sisters, and how one of them becomes a hero. This is definitely a fun read!

posted by mysteryloverDB on October 24, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

It¿s a Gamble Okay, so admittedly the name of this book sounds

It’s a Gamble

Okay, so admittedly the name of this book sounds like a title for a Psych episode and whenever I read it the voice in my head is Shawn Spencer drawing out the word murder. Which is probably 87% of the reason I read it, but of course I’ve read things for ...
It’s a Gamble

Okay, so admittedly the name of this book sounds like a title for a Psych episode and whenever I read it the voice in my head is Shawn Spencer drawing out the word murder. Which is probably 87% of the reason I read it, but of course I’ve read things for far less reasonable reasons and tend to take on the attitude of “what the hell”. That aside I want to preface my review with the idea that reading this book is a gamble. For the first hundred pages I planned on making it a two starrer but in the second hundred pages it managed to squeak itself into the three star range. So here are my findings.

The action starts from the very first sentence(a plus). The pacing is a little hectic and definitely uncomfortable (big minus). I liked the small town atmosphere, but didn’t need to be continually slapped in the face with it. The humor was a bit forced, but eventually I did become mildly interested in the plot and felt some sympathy for Eleanor. This book wasn’t taxing to read and that is on occasion very desirable when you just need a break. On the other hand you could find other books like this of a higher caliber.

Overall I’ve came away from this book with kind of a “meh” feeling, meaning I could take it or leave it. Rather unhelpful, I know, but unfortunately that’s all I’ve got.

posted by Whymsy on December 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    I have no idea how this book has an average of 4 stars

    I had a difficult time finishing this book. I kept waiting for the story to build, or for the characters to become interesting. Neither happened for me. The most interesting piece of this story is the description of making pizza and running a restaurant. A shallow character development and boring mystery.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2013

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    Boring Times Three and Predictable I made myself slog through t

    Boring Times Three and Predictable

    I made myself slog through this book, but it sure was boring. The characters weren't even likable, and it was almost as if the author just had to keep talk, talk, talking and fill the book up with incessant chattering. Like others, I am surprised and wonder how this book has an average rating of 3.5.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2013

    I was so disappointed I did the one thing I've never done before

    I was so disappointed I did the one thing I've never done before - put a book away without finishing it. By the time I got to the final chapter, I was sick to death of the flat characters, the horrific dialogue, the ridiculous scene layout, the transitions between events, the non existent clues, the stilted conversation (if you own a business, you usually refer to it as 'the office' or 'the store or shop') and the whiny main character. I'm glad I got this one on a Free Friday for my Nook, and want everyone to know - give this author another couple of years before you waste any hard earned money on her. The book is just bad literature all the way around. A waste of time, completely.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    48 pages

    I really wish the overview had bothered to mention how short the story is. Not worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    I agree with the sample is 48 pgs

    Bcause no1 would sell a $3 48 pg book. Onlt a retard woukd do that duh

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

    What a waste of 7 bucks!!

    I struggled through the first 60 pages and then gave up. At that point I wanted ALL the characters to get killed off! They were either so ridiculous as to be totally unbelievable or they were so nasty and/or stupid that none of them would have been allowed anywhere near a murder investigation. I cannot believe that this author got this book published , much less a second!! Stay clear or risk terrible indigestion!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 5, 2014

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