In Deep Shitake (Shitake Mystery #1)
Add one outrageously sexy female private eye with a penchant for food-word obscenities.
Mix in a dose of mistaken identity and a handful of Russian mobsters...And they're all In Deep Shitake.
Mo is a private investigator but mostly she just poses as the 'honey pot' for husbands suspected of cheating. One day she gets an assignment to break into a car and gets stuck in a most vulnerable position. (this is the first scene of the book and it was really funny - I read it twice) The owner of the car, Ross Grant, (a actor from a popular movie who's been out of work for a while) finds her and they somehow get tangled up in a blackmail plot involving the Ru...more
Unfortunately the book is also riddled with typos and other errors, like "to" where "too" shou...more
This novel was really funny. It had me laughing all the way through. The two main characters and their interesting relationship was a driving force pulling you further into the story as the characters constantly faced more urgent matters. There is a big mystery...more
Why Shitake, you might ask. Because Mo tries hard...more
The humor didn't carry this book and it needed a major rewrite of the scenes. As someone else said, it's an Evanovich clone and even Evanovich has wo...more
I really, really liked this book - LOL! And that surprises me, 'cuz it was a freebie from Ebooks... you never quite know what you're gonna get with a freebie.
But the quirky title got me. I have a friend who swears creatively, trying not to use the more common (and vulgar) words. So the title totally reminded me of something my friend would come up with. Turns out Mo (Imogene Tuttle - what a name!) works for a P.I. office and has had client complaints about her swearing; so Mo, a forme...more
So... Ross used to be really famous, but his time has passed and now he's a failure. His agent doesn't have his best interests at heart. Ross still thinks he's awesome. Mo works undercover to find and provide information about other people to clients. They meet in an awkward situation(with Mo vulnerable and exposed) and get mixed up with the Russian mob, not by any fault of their own.
This was a pretty corny story. Ross and Mo work together to escape from the...more
The romance was cute. Did it seem more physical than emotional? A little bit, but then considering the time frame, a realistic amount of love seemed to blossom.
The mystery aspect was a bit convoluted... and predictable, at the same time. And then, at the end there, it seemed to go, "Ah, just kidding! We sure did commit these crimes, but...more
Somewhat amusing light read, but most of the peripheral characters I which I assume were meant to be comical were more annoying than funny. While I've no doubt that there are some stupid people, they seemed to all be in this one book...the cops, the crooks, the tourists, and all service industry workers apparently can't think their way out of a paper bag or understand any but the most commonly used words in the English language. The main characters were likable and had good chemistry, but the l...more
I don't regret reading it, but I won't be looking for any more by this author.
The plot was improbable at times but I liked the characters, there was hot sex and the ending all came together. It was a nice, fun read.