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Calculated Loss (Madeline Carter #3)

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It's been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier. Between quitting her soul-sucking career and discovering what life is like during daylight hours she's been kind of busy. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, she drops everything and hightails it to the funeral.

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Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published November 24th 2011 (first published January 1st 2006)
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Nancy
It's been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier. Between quitting her soul-sucking career and discovering what life is like during daylight hours she's been kind of busy. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, she drops everything and hightails it to the funeral. It doesn't take long to realize Braydon's death is more murder than suicide. Madeline knows her ex would never have prepared ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Madeline Carter a former stock broker hasn't thought about her ex-husband Chef Breydon Gouthier in years.Since quitting her soul sucking career and discovering life during daylight hours she's been busy. But when she learns he committed suicide she rushes to the funereal. It doesn't take long for her to realize his death was more murder than suicide. She knows he would never prepare himself a poison laced Duck-a l orange- let alone pair it with a beefy shiraz. He would rather eat fast food ...more
Vicki
Nov 15, 2010 Vicki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It may have been a good book, but the number of nonrestrictive clauses the author used was so overwhelming, I started counting them instead of focusing on the plot.

"I wasn't just calculating my pin-striped suit, or my careful chignon, but a whole lifestyle." "He saw me, I think, notice the light in those eyes..." "It's just that, for a while, I thought we balanced each other."

Drove me freakin' nuts.
Alice Sabo
Feb 20, 2013 Alice Sabo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-read
A very enjoyable read. The characters are interesting. Despite being a cozy, there is a goodly amount of tension. I was guessing as to the killer, pretty much up to the end. And I actually learned a little about the stock market. Amazing. The descriptions of Vancouver make me want to visit. Sounds like a very nice city.
Diana Donnelly
Dec 22, 2012 Diana Donnelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If a book hasn't reached me after 50 pages I just do not struggle to finish. I enjoyed the story and am a fan of mysteries. It wasn't the best mystery I have ever read but it certainly wasn't the worst either. Overall I think the author did a fine job.
Dan
Dec 01, 2013 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, mildly interesting read. Decent plot but not much development of either characters or details. Too many run on sentences and a few too many homonym mistakes (sight vs site, for example) made it a somewhat annoying read at times.
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