Death by Sudoku (Sudoku Mystery Series #1)

Death by Sudoku (Sudoku Mystery Series #1)

by Kaye Morgan

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Overview

Maiden's Bay is a small, scenic town on the Oregon Coast where citizens get their number fix thanks to Liza Kelly-Sudoku Maven with the Oregon Daily. Her challenging puzzles sharpen the mind, and her deductive skills unravel even the most enigmatic clues.

Liza enters a Sudoku tournament in which her old friend and competitor turns up dead. Now, she must think outside the boxes to find a murderer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425216408
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2007
Series: Sudoku Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Death by Sudoku (Sudoku Mystery Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
kariannalysis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liza Kelly left Hollywood to get a break. She went from a publicist to the stars to Liza K, Sudoku specialist for an Oregon newspaper. Only when she returns to LA for a Sudoku tournament does her life get back in the fast lane. One of her good friends is killed after he tells her he thinks there are clues to some crazy news stories embedded in the Sudoku puzzles. Now, she takes the puzzle by the horns and is forced to help once it gets personal. Along with her editor, her estranged husband and her high school boyfriend, she has to get down to solving business before more people die.I picked up this book because I love Sudoku. My dad got me hooked on it a few summers ago. I don¿t just stop at Sudoku though, I love crosswords and word searches and you name it, I¿ve got a book for it. I was actually surprised how much I learned about the number puzzle in this book. There were solving tips and little explainers on how to get the hard ones. And that was on top of the drama and death.I definitely liked this book and will pick up the rest of the series. It was written well, kept me on my toes trying to figure out the murders and the puzzles and made me feel like less of a nerd knowing there are other goobers out there who are puzzle dorks.I give Death by Sudoku 5 bookmarks.
deepikasd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Liza Kelly thinks she is just going to a sudoku competition conference, but ends up in a murder investigation.I personally loved this book. It's not that hard to read and is about 199 pages long. The story starts by giving the background story and once the murder picks up, you get sucked into the mystery as well. Even I really didn't expect the ending... (It is happy, though)..Once thing that I think is this book's asset is that the sudoku puzzles are included in the book. So while you are reading about Liza doing the sudoku puzzle in the entry-level of the competition, you get to do it along with her. I also loved the Sudo-cues excerpt in the back of the book. It gives tips and explains the different sudoku techniques used throughout the book. It's very detailed and has examples to show you how to do the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To say i was disappointed would be an understatement. I love sudoku puzzles and quirky mysteries but this book did not hold my attention. Gave it to page 110 before readibg the last chapter.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I look forward to the entire series. However, there were lots of racial labelling and sterotypes of insignificant characters. How come someone has to be Latino or Black-why not just simply say their name and leave it that? Their race was a non-factor as well as the characters. If that continues through out the series, I will refuse to buy anymore. I love sudoku and so do Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Irish, and everyone else in the world. It may be okay to say where someone is from but to add in a sterotype is just insulting!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Hollywood publicist Liza Kelly is trying to ease out of her job catering to actors and actresses and figure out what to do about her marriage to Michael, a freelance writer so she moves back to her hometown of Maiden¿s Bay in Oregon. There she is establishing a reputation as a sudoku (number puzzle) master by creating puzzles for the Oregon Daily. Now she is back in Los Angeles for a sudoku tournament.------------ There she meets up with former TV. Star Derrick Robbins who wants Liza to be his publicist. When she sees Jenny she persuades her partner to take him on and that she will represent her. Derrick, a sudoku expert, tells Liza that he is finding odd bible messages about things that will happen in the Seattle Pospect sudoku puzzles. At first Liza believes he is a conspiracy nut but she changes her tune when he is killed. Back in Oregon, after decoding the messages and talking to the police who don¿t believe her about an upcoming apocalypse, a picture of a kidnapped Megan leads Liza to try to stop a catastrophe her husband and wannabe lover stay in Oregon looking for Megan.----------------- This is the start of a great new amateur sleuth series focusing on a mature protagonist who is tough when the situation calls for it and kind at other times. She can hold her own with the stars, the police and the men in her life as well as with the tough as nails publicist who owns the publicity agency where she still works. Kaye Morgan is a talented storyteller who will go far in the mystery genre.------------ Harriet Klausner