The Taster: A Murder Mystery (Mystery Suspense Series) [NOOK Book]

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The Taster starts with a meal and a murder. A whirlwind of meals and murders follow. It’s enough to make you ravenously hungry as you rapidly turn the pages.
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The Taster: A Murder Mystery (Mystery Suspense Series)

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The Taster starts with a meal and a murder. A whirlwind of meals and murders follow. It’s enough to make you ravenously hungry as you rapidly turn the pages.
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Jonathan Hickman is an attorney who lives in Georgia. Struggling with dyslexia and learning disabilities, Jonathan grew up watching movies and learning to read. Movies taught him the classics, but he was introduced to literature by his father who read to him often primarily concentrating on the works of Steinbeck and Hemingway. Still, both Jonathan and his father considered Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Tarzan of the Apes” to be their favorite novel, just call it a guilty pleasure. By high school, Jonathan had learned to read well enough to complete comic books and to skim larger works of fiction. He found text books and non-fiction to be easier to manage given their layout and devoured them staying up all night before an exam to digest every word of text. Eventually, he graduated as valedictorian and went onto college at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he achieved degrees in English and Political Science. After attending law school at the University of Memphis, Jonathan returned home to Georgia, where he practiced law privately for eight years. He now serves as the Public Defender for the State Court of Coweta County.
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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    Falls Short

    I had nice hopes for this book, but it disappointed. The concept of a "taster" in the rarefied levels of celebrity, politics and society was unique indeed. Had it stuck to strictly a mystery or suspense genre I would have given it maybe another star, but it delved into fantasy so much that it was almost an excuse - when there could be no logical explanation for a characters' trait, just make something up. There are no rules with fantasy. But it also wasn't tight enough. Two pages to explain the downfall of 80's shopping malls with no impact on the story, introducing new characters, complete with pages of background, with only about 20 pages left to the story and then not having them reappear or impact the story, and dialogue that was essentially the same for all characters. And last but not least, my eternal mantra: Why don't writer's have enough respect for their story to hire a decent editor? Way too many typos and errors. Jonathan Hickman has talent and is creative. If I'm not mistaken, this is an early piece of his and he should have more friends read and comment on his next piece. To write is to re-write. That's what this needs. I think.

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