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If Cooks Could Kill (Angie Amalfi #10)

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  145 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
With another failed business behind her, dilettante chef Angie Amalfi is cooking up a new scheme: Pairing up her best friend Connie with a handsome professional football player who just happens to be related to the owner of her favorite Italian restaurant. Soon Connie takes more interest in a suspicious loner than Angie's "dream man" and her despondent friend decides to re ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Avon (first published December 31st 2002)
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This is #10 in the Angie Amalfi series. I have a feeling that Angie has tried to pair people up before but has only succeeded in becoming engaged herself. None of her suggestions have borne fruit but each of her friends has met someone of interest during the process. Do you get the feeling that the murder is not the chief thing in this book? Given Angie's new habit of sending food gifts to the homicide department it's a wonder even the police are able to concentrate on their work, but they do an ...more
Dec 22, 2012 Barbara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Cute little series that I am thoroughly enjoying, even the heroine, Angie Amalfi, does such stupid stuff. She really is TSTL sometimes, but I still like her. I guess I maybe caught up in her romance with Homicide Detective, Paavo Smith. I think they may be a bit mismatched, but the seem to work very well together and certainly are a cute couple.

The mysteries are interesting enough, but I think its the characters that have me coming back for more. Angie's friend, Connie, is certainly featured in
T.L. Cooper
In If Cooks Could Kill, Joanne Pence continues the story of Angie Amalfi and her love interest, Inspector Paavo Smith. Angie is so enthralled with her engagement, she's pushing all her friends into love connections and embarrassing Paavo with romantic gift after gift at his work. Angie's behavior seems a little sophomoric, but then again Angie tends to not think things through. When Angie's best friend, Connie, is framed for murder, Angie jumps into the investigation determined to clear Connie. ...more
Jun 21, 2012 Marti rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Apparently, the author likes cutesy titles, as cooking has very little to do with this. It is a mishmash of characters, crime, and absurd situations. This is number 10 in the Angie Amalfi Mystery series, and I don't think that I need to check out 1-9, or 11-? I could tel by the title that it would be frothy and lightweight. Angie, newly engaged to a homicide inspector, embarasses him in front of his unit, while girl friend Connie goes along with harebrained ideas. If you don't want to think too ...more
Laura Reading
I liked this better than the previous book, but I can not say I like the main character any better. She is just difficult to appreciate and the antics she pulls make you want to smack her.

The story itself was interesting, with clues trying to mislead the reader into not figuring it out too quickly. However I knew who the killer was early on.

I will say the very ending, after the case was solved, did tug at my heartstrings. I wonder if that will play a role in future books.
Mar 16, 2013 Marianthi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Over 50% of the book was just in needless set-up. Angie's character was ridiculous in this one. The author has done better. Not a favorite.
Jun 05, 2009 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good entry in the Angie Amalfi series with all of her usual hijinks. The mystery was good and kept me guessing until the end.
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Joanne Pence is a USA Today best-selling and award winning author of two mystery series, contemporary and historical romance, fantasy and thrillers. She is the author of the Angie Amalfi culinary mystery series, which is still in print after twenty years, and now has 15 books (the latest, COOKING SPIRITS was an April 2013 release), and a novella (Cook's Christmas Capers, Dec. 2013). She has just b ...more
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