Devilish, Devious, and Deadly with One Bite: A Lilly M. Mystery

Devilish, Devious, and Deadly with One Bite: A Lilly M. Mystery

by Kathryn Long

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“I didn’t have time to mope. We had a criminal or two to catch, a murder rap to solve, and an ex fiancé to save.” – Lilly Millenovanovich.

Rescue ex fiancé, Jake Kline. Save pastry chef, Audrey Willow. That’s the plan. Mystery author, Lilly Millenovanovich finds herself up to her ears in mayhem and mischief in this latest caper. After receiving a phone call from professional hit lady, Brooke Williams, Lilly’s life moves from hometown Barton, Ohio to the Gulf coast of Florida. Brooke claims to have Lilly’s best friend and ex fiancé, Jake Kline under lock and key. Her directions are very clear: if Lilly wants to save Jake, come to Florida and do what Brooke asks, no matter what that is.

As if that wasn’t enough on her plate, Lilly is drawn into helping Aunt Sadie’s friend and pastry chef, Audrey Willow, prove she really didn’t poison a food critic with her famous chocolate dessert. Or did she? Lilly manages a skilled but somewhat haphazard juggling act to work at finding the real killer while trying to avoid provoking Jake’s captor from sending him to the bottom of the ocean. Both old friends and enemies enter the picture. Like Latin dreamboat, Agent Nick Galina, who stirs up emotions Lilly would like to avoid. And Mexican crime boss, Carlos Ruido, who manages to be the center of all Lilly’s problems. Of course, it wouldn’t be any fun without throwing an aunt or three into the mix, along with their quirky, zany behaviors.

Will Lilly rescue Jake? Will she prove Audrey Willow didn’t commit murder? Devilish, Devious, and Deadly with One Bite will serve a tantalizing, scrumptious story with all the answers in this third installment of the Lilly M Mysteries.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045750318
Publisher: Kathryn Long
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Series: Lilly M Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 315,354
File size: 308 KB

About the Author

Kathryn Long is a native Ohioan, born and raised in Barberton, the "Magic City". She is the youngest of five children, although the closest sibling in age is a brother sixteen years her senior. Being raised like an only child, Kathryn found reading and writing as favorable forms of entertainment. In high school as a member of the Writers' Club, she continued to nurture her writing talent. After high school Kathryn attended and graduated from the University of Akron with a BA degree in French. Before marriage and children the author managed a Waldenbooks store and continue writing short stories and song lyrics as a hobby. In 1987 she returned to school for a Bachelor's in Education. She has been an employee of the Green Local School system since 1990 and currently teaches SLD students at the high school. Writing took a more serious turn a few years ago as Kathryn completed her first novel-length work and discovered that mystery was her nitch. Early on, determined to improve her craft, she developed a habit of spending most of her free time in the summer and on weekends during the school year, writing story after story. Mystery merged with the color of Native American culture to create Oklahoma's Gold and A Pleasant View. Venturing into cozy mysteries and romantic suspense writing, Kathryn has created three novels with the cozy, Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes; a romantic suspense, A Deadly Deed Grows; and the recently completed, Dying to Dream, another romantic suspense. Kathryn has also written short stories, two of which are published in The Piker Press: "A Good Man" and "Betrayal in a Letter". She also has ventured into the young adult genre, writing the modern-day fairytale, Cinderella Geek, under the pen name, K. Sean Jennkrist. Keeping connected is an important element of writing. Staying in tune with what goes on in the writing world and being visible are reasons why Kathryn is a member of Sisters in Crime and maintains a blogsite - Writers & Teachers as well as a facebook page.

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Devilish, Devious, and Deadly with One Bite: A Lilly M. Mystery 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun adventurous journey through madness and mayhem to find the real killer of a chef supposedly murdered by a competing chef. Lilly, her cousin Mona and her three white haired aunts who raised her, press forward to find the answers while being pursued by drug lords, hired killers, and government agents.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, I don't think it's very well-written. The characters and plot are not well-developed. This may be partially due to the assumption that the reader already knows the characters from other books by the same author. However, that is poor planning because that limits who will buy subsequent stories. A good author would want to make their books to be accessible to all readers by giving you enough background info that you could join the series at any time. Also, the story just doesn't flow smoothly. A lot of events and descriptions seem unecessary. Many of the characters" actions seem foolish or silly or contradictory. I only finished reading it because I was already halfway through before I realized that was as good as it was going to get and I figured I'd already made it that far, I might as well follow it through to the end. Unkess you have read other books by this author and know what you are getting into, I would say this is not even worth reading for free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually love stories with a strong female protagonist who gets herself into sticky situations, but I could not wait for this book to end. The characters were a bunch of related middle-aged and elderly ladies that bickered constantly and ran back and forth across the state of Florida, calling for police presence, then evading said police, then needing help from the conveniently-still-available authorities. The author was trying for plot twists that just became ridiculous and obviously needs some grammar lessons. A person has a slight or stocky build - not built, walks with a normal gait - not gate, and has a breathing or heart rate that returns to a normal rhythm - not gate. Two stars for a decent basic plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had me going for a while with all its twists and turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is part of a series. It is a stand alone book, with a complete conclusion. It seemed long and drawn out but was not a bad read. Some adult topics. Ages 18 and up. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lilly's adventures continue with such crazy fun but in Florida this time. Her aunts and cousin join the chase to solve a couple of mysteries. But that's not all. The hot Latino flame, Nick Galina., shows up and tempts Lilly at every turn. However, Lilly has her mind on former fiance, Jake Kline who just happens to be held captive by Lilly's personal enemy, professional hit lady Brooke Williams. And if Lilly doesn't do what she says, Jake might end up dead! Of course, adding to that is Aunt Sadie's friend, pastry chef Audrey Willow. She has been accused of murdering a food critic with a poisonous dessert. Lilly has her hands full trying to solve everyone's problems. This is a funny, entertaining mystery that kept me turning the pages. It's every bit as good as the first two novels in the series. .