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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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  • Posted August 17, 2009

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    BORING

    Nothing happens in the book's sleepy litle town and nothing happens in this book. Very predictable and boring and was not worth the price in hardcover.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Not my slice of pizzza

    Characters unlikable and annoying at best.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Not as spicy as a pepperoni pizza

    Very slow moving. Too much time spent on sister chitchat. Half-way through with no clues at all.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Unlikeable characters, obnoxious dialogue, no clues, and poor editing.

    Title sums up what I think. I sincerely doubt that even the author knew 'whodunit' before the last few chapters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Not what I expected

    A bit slow, got bored and finally stopped reading it altogether...

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    A Quick Read

    A quick read just for fun. If you are looking for an in depth read this is not for you. If you need a quick escape from your day to day life you will enjoy this. A surprise ending, maybe.

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