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A Deadly Chocolate Pi: A Cape Cod Cozy Mystery
Newly edited and revised February 2012 Liz Ogilvie-Smythe Provincetown innkeeper and amateur sleuth and James Finneran, newly installed Police Chief are at it again. When one of Liz's cookery class students, a brilliant scientist, mathematician and antique house restorer dies of rat poison in a chocolate cream pie, the off-season in this summer tourist Mecca gets sticky ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 5th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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I limped through a chapter and a half of this before abandoning it. The author seemed more interested in proclaiming the wealth and privilege of her main characters than actually telling the story. The main character, Lady Something-Something has tons of money but has run away from her overbearing aristocratic British family to run an inn on Cape Cod. Oh boo hoo. The entire first chapter is devoted to how, despite her upbringing, she is now happily ensconced in said inn, cooking and cleaning for ...more
I think that I will never read a book by Ms. Gallant-Simpson again. She can weave a good story, but I just cannot get past the editorial errors in the books. This one was the worst. It was so laden with mistakes that one could not even follow the clues to the mystery. Was the chocolate pie the deceased or not? Who knows; at one point it is not and at another it is; makes it difficult to solve the crime. Then there all of the spelling errors and gramatical errors. Simply not worth the energy to ...more
Dec 14, 2011 Mary (Biblophile) rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Though I liked the story, I agree with another reviewer that this one had way too many grammatical errors in the form of run on sentences, incomplete sentences, wrong names, etc. Definitely interfered with the continuity of the plot and concentration.