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Semisweet: A Maggie and Odessa Mystery

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Maggie Swift, wife, mother, and private eye in training wants to do her first solo case, unfortunately, that is news to her irascible boss, P.I. Frank McAvoy. He wants her to stick to filing and answering the phones. Maggie has other plans. With help from her best friend, dessert chef and sometimes reluctant sidekick, Odessa Wilkes, she takes on a case and her first client ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published October 31st 2010
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Mar 09, 2011 LiteraryMarie rated it really liked it
Sweet Slice of Mystery

Maggie & Odessa are back! Wife, mother, and private eye to-be Maggie Swift takes on her first solo case. Enlisting the help of best friend, dessert chef Odessa Wilkes, they investigate whether a groom-to-be is marrying for love or for an ulterior motive. In between looking for clues and planning a wedding, Odessa is being stalked by a psycho bug exterminator who tries to kill her in the opening pages.

I love this series! Jill Brock's details and realistic characters ar
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This is the third book in the Maggie and Odessa series, however this is the first I have read. The book is entertaining with distinctive continuing characters, as well as a mixed bag of tricky characters filling out the current book. I found it unusual and interesting that although I believe Maggie is the main character, the story is told by Odessa, like Watson to Sherlock Holmes. Maggie is ostensibly working as file clerk and receptionist for a private eye but she is d
Aug 18, 2015 Janice rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Pennywise, the first Maggie and Odessa mystery, by Jill Brock and I liked Semisweet, the third in the series even more. Maggie Swift wants to be a private eye and is working with Frank, a real PI, who thinks she is just doing background checks and similar things for him. Her best friend, Odessa is a dessert maker who supplies cakes and other desserts for her sister's restaurant.

Maggie has taken on the project of finding out more about Henry for his mother-in-law to be. He is a good-loo
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Mar 13, 2011 Michele Minor rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Maggie Swift is a PI in training whose boss will not let her do anything other than file and make coffee. She decides to take matters into her own hands when she takes a case from the mother of a bride to be who wants to look into the real reason that the groom is marrying her daughter since she thinks that it isn’t for love. She enlists her best friend Odessa who is a pastry chef in her family’s restaurant plus owning her own cake business. The two of them try to figure out the truth about the ...more
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Mar 07, 2011 Donna Waterman rated it really liked it
I won this book in the goodreads giveaway. I very much enjoyed this book. It was "sweet" and made me giggle out loud...but I had to contain myself for I was conducting a studyhalls watching over high school students. Very cute storyline and feel in love with the characters and their humor. I loved the character Maggie--for I am also a wife, mom and always wanted to be a private I connected well with Maggie and her adventures of her first solo case. Odessa is Maggie's best friend who is ...more
Apr 01, 2011 Trickiegyrl rated it it was amazing

The third book of the Maggie and Odessa series does not fail to deliver. One of our heroines, Maggie, is still relentless in her pursuit of the elusive detective license and Odessa is her cake baking sidekick. Maggie under the guise of a wedding planner, is hired to investigate the groom. She ropes Odessa in as the reluctant wedding cake baker and the fun begins. I look forward to a long life for the series!
Feb 02, 2011 Cheryl marked it as interesting-possibilities
Recommended to Cheryl by: First Reads
Reluctant sidekick is a dessert chef; psycho bug exterminator trying to kill her. Fortunately she's found the perfect wedding dress Sounds like a great relief between serious books.
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Jill Brock, a native New Yorker began writing poetry and short stories in high school. She has been an avid reader since childhood.

Majoring in Fine Arts and psychology, she turned toward the creative arts therapies for her career. Later, when she returned to her love of books and writing she decided she wanted to write a book. Several attempts and manuscripts later, she had written her first, Pen
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