Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse (A Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery, #1)

Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse (A Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery, #1)

by Sherri Bryan

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Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse (A Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery, #1) by Sherri Bryan

Small-town murder was never so calculated.
On a peaceful morning in an English coastal town, a handsome stranger meets a gruesome end.
As café-bar owner Charlotte Denver takes up the challenge to help find the killer before they strike again, she uncovers a shocking plot that rocks a close-knit community to its core.
There's amateur sleuthing, engaging characters, and recipes to try for yourself in Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse, the first book in the feel-good Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery Series.
Please Note; This book is written in British English and contains no strong profanity, sex or graphic violence.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152181913
Publisher: Sherri Bryan
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Series: A Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,352
File size: 323 KB

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Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse (A Charlotte Denver Cozy Mystery, #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 95 page story is a free, very simple, cozy mystery. There is a recipe for tapas at the conclusion. It is free standing. There are some editing priblems, the biggest of which is the wrong tenses are used, the second is singular and plural are switched around. There is a lot of talk about food and coffee, most of which could be pared down. Other than one bloodless murder, there are no adult topics. There are a lot of friendships, a budding romance and the people in this small town care about each other. This is a fast, enjoyable read. It could be read by 14 year olds and up, but it is an adult book. It is not exactly chick lit, but it does lean more toward feminine readers. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
to find a book with no smut, foul language or gore... loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clean read, not bad for the Author's first attempt. Pretty good deal for a free ebook. The writing was a bit elementary at times. 83 pages, little bit cozy mystery, light romance, some recipes. Decent beach read. No swearing, sex or gore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sort of a simple book. 89 Nook pages. DW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fantastic first cosy mystery book. Can't wait for the next one by a new favorite author. Thank you Sherri!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written and entertaining. It's a great short read and the author did a great job of weaving the story together.
buggysmom More than 1 year ago
My Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this book by the author’s representative. I am providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way. ~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review My Review: ✭✭✭⭑ I decided I needed to read more cozies, but I really haven’t had a lot of time to look around to see what’s available. Yes, I have that whole board on Pinterest, but I haven’t had time to really LOOK. I seem to go for the ones with food on the cover. Is it possible to gain weight from just looking at the cover? I’ll have to switch my theme. For the most part, the characters were pretty well developed. Charlotte and Jess were good. Nathan needs some personality work, I think. He’s a bit flat. Samantha was outrageous. The story was good. I knew who had to be involved, but I couldn’t figure out why. What a surprise! The last scene with Samantha and her husband was crude and cruel, but I suppose that really reflected the person doing most of the talking. The pace was very fast. The concept is really cute for Charlotte and Charlotte’s Plaice where she sells the catch of the day fresh off her godfather’s boat. But the execution needs some work. I found it a bit uneven in areas. Needing a bit of smoothing out. Perhaps if it were a bit longer, the characters would have been a bit more developed and the book would have had a bit more depth to it. Are all cozies so short? I’ll have to check that out. Perhaps that’s a characteristic of the genre. I love the idea of Charlotte’s Plaice, so I’ll go the series one more book to see if I get more comfortable with the regular characters. The titles are absolutely wonderful, too! So, at some point, you’ll be seeing a review for Fudge Cake, Felony, and a Funeral here. See what I mean about the titles? They all make me smile!
csrsvivr More than 1 year ago
Sometimes people are not what they seem. The duo of Charlotte Denver and Nathan Costello will solve the murder anyway. This was the first book that I have read by this author, but not the last. Very fast paced and a warm read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MsArdychan More than 1 year ago
My mom was an avid reader, leaving books around her apartment like little treasures. When she entered a room, she would start reading that book. It was like channel surfing on a television, but with novels. She loved reading mysteries most of all. Sadly, my dear mom passed away four years ago. Since then I have become a ferocious reader, but I have resisted reading mysteries (perhaps because I associate them so closely with my mom?). Recently though, I have started reading more books from this genre, and I am really starting to enjoy them (oh God! I AM becoming my mother!) Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse was a fun start to this series written by Sherri Bryan. What I Liked: Characters: Charlotte Denver has a bit of a tragic past, but finds comfort in running a cafe that has been embraced by her small seaside community. I enjoyed that Charlotte was interested in the murder, but didn't think she just had to solve the case. I think in older mystery books, the main character artificially insert themselves in the investigation. I loved that Charlotte didn't do that. Although she did solve the case, she didn't do it completely on her own. Nathan: I appreciated that the police detective, Nathan, was not some bumbling cop. He was good at his job, but wasn't seeing the whole picture, as Charlotte did. He also didn't act condescending towards Charlotte when she made suggestions. He was mostly concerned with her safety. I also think the budding romance between Charlotte and Nathan was cute.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
This book is written in British English but does not detract from the story line at all. As a matter of fact it was a refreshing difference. It is a simple and clean cozy mystery that most will enjoy. It took me no time at all to read. The characters really are like people we would know--with all their ups and downs and insecurities. Small town living---is nothing ever a secret? Well except for one--who killed that handsome stranger and why? You won't expect the answer to that one--for real you won't!! This is the first book I have read by this author--but it won't be the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. It keeps you guessing until the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet story with believable main characters. I was a bit disappointed in how predictable it was and in the length of the book (definitely could've been longer). I love that there are recipes in the back for some of the delicious foods that are talked about in the book since the author's descriptions started making me hungry to try those foods. Overall, I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light reading but okay.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
okay.
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Good read ll
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Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this read! Looking forward to more from Sherri Bryan!!!!
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Not really for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute cozy