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Murder Over Easy
     

Murder Over Easy

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by Marshall Cook
 

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Melvin Arbuckle, Wanda Nell's boss at the Kountry Kitchen, has been arrested for killing a waitress with an unsavory reputation. Convinced of Melvin's innocence, Wanda Nell puts herself on the trail of a ruthless killer--and almost gets her goose cooked.

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Melvin Arbuckle, Wanda Nell's boss at the Kountry Kitchen, has been arrested for killing a waitress with an unsavory reputation. Convinced of Melvin's innocence, Wanda Nell puts herself on the trail of a ruthless killer--and almost gets her goose cooked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440532290
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
604,317
File size:
537 KB

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Murder Over Easy: Monona Quinn Series, Book 1 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marshall Cook has crafted a cozy mystery that vividly depicts life in rural Wisconsin. His detective, Monona Quinn is a strong lady who gets herself into trouble, but manages to get back out relatively unscathed. The dialogue reads smoothly, helping to move the book along at a quick pace.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marshall Cook delivers a well-crafted cozy mystery with Murder Over Easy. The owner of a small town diner ends up dead. The sheriff of the town rules the death an accident. But the editor of the local newspaper, a former columnist with the Chicago Tribune sees things differently. She sets out to prove that foul play led to the death of diner owner, Charlie. Cook's dialogue captures the spirit of a small Midwestern town, and helps keep the book moving at a quick pace. A great late night read for those of us that aren't interested in the graphic violence of other books in the genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There were a number of issues cited by other reviewers who mostly did not like the book and rated it at two stars or less. I would like to comment on a few of those issues. Sex Scene (early in book): I agree with those who had problems with it. It simply seemed out of place and a distraction to the story for me. If the author had a purpose for this scene, it escaped me. Spelling Errors: Spelling and grammatical errors seem to be rather commonplace in so many of the e-books offered for free, and it certainly can be distracting. When I finished reading this book, I did not remember any spelling or grammatical errors. Not to say there were none, but rather, the number of spelling and grammatical errors were not significant enough to register with my memory. It is all too frequent that I do remember grammatical errors encountered in best seller books that command top dollar sales, and that is a bit more troublesome for me. Run-On Dialog Formatting: This seemed to be the dominant issue for most of the reviewers who gave low ratings. For some strange reason, the reviewers who gave it the high ratings did not mention any problem reading the dialog furnished in this book. Were they reading the same book the other reviewers and I were reading? I have long enjoyed Robert B. Parker’s books, but his continuous use of “..., Spencer said.” followed by “..., Hawk said.” and the same dialogue format with what most everyone says in his books has always been an aggravation. The dialogue formatting used in this book, however, makes Parker’s seem bearable. In the endnotes of the book, the author, Marshall J. Cook is credited with writing 21 books and teaching writing for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With these credentials, I would think Mr. Cook should be able to write dialogue in some reasonable format that would be far easier to read than what was exhibited in this book. Accordingly, I have to wonder if just may be the top star reviewers read a different version of the book than was read by the low star reviewers? Having commented on the main criticisms noted by other reviewers, I would like to point out that I thoroughly enjoyed the story in spite of being distracted by dialogue formatting problems. I am not suggesting this is the “Great American Novel.” After all my years, I still do not know what the “‘Great American Novel” is. As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed good stories, and I have disliked some stories for various reasons. This was a simple hometown “who done it” with several interesting characters and a reasonable ending that will allow the author to take us on to future adventures with the protagonist. I suspect I would enjoy some more stories with Mo Quinn running the local “Mitchell Doings” weekly newspaper and finding more excitement in small town America. Best wishes, Dave Wile
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ha ha, I was well into chapter 2 before I realized the description given was for a different story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It may have the wrong overview but this was a fun, quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A funny cast of characters, just the right length, and a few surprises plus it's free!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
will not continue with the series. (dw)
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
A short little novel, more like a novella really, about the murder of a beloved diner owner and civic volunteer in a small Wisconsin town. Overall, I'm not a fan. It wasn't all that compelling reading. There were too many little things that just kinda nagged at me. Like: a whole, whole lot of the book was told as dialogue, and with the way it was formatted (both parties sentences in the same paragraph) it became annoying to read. Some of the storyline was so clearly foreshadowed that it could just as well have been printed in safety orange with a sign 'here be a clue'. None of the characters was all that well developed, more like quirky traits identified. I don't think I'll be reading any more works from this author, even if they are offered for free. It's just not worth my time. The ebook was formatted OK, but there were several spelling errors and the paragraph structure was somewhat jumbled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and a nice way to pass an hour or so.....Some grammatical eerors, but still enjoyable
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N_M_K More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was fine - light reading & interesting. But I thought the editing was poor. Did not find that the dialogue read smoothly at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book held my attention but was a little too easy to figure out. A good read for the beach, a weekend trip, etc. Overall enjoyable.
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Good book. Interesting how it was written.
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This was a short fun little book, I'll look for more by this author.
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Had a hard time keeping up. Even had to re read pages to find out who was who. Too much work for a book. Got to page 23 and had to quit.