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Dead Men Don't Lye (A Soapmaking Mystery #1)

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Benjamin Perkins thought he had his hands full taking care of his family's specialty soap store and keeping his quirky clan in line and out of trouble. But he's about to learn that when it comes to murder, there's no such thing as a clean getaway.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published February 7th 2006 by Berkley
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Michelle Randall
Tim Meyers is turning into one of my favorite authors. I was not sure that a gentlemen could write a good cozy mystery because of the crafting element. I mean, really, how many men have you seen in the crafting section of the store? but, Time Meyers has surprised me over and over. I loved his candle making series, and now I am working my way through his soap making series.

He has a wonder handle on the soap making business, and the craft itself. I love that part of the book. It appeals to the cra
I stopped reading this about 1/2 through the first chapter. I did try to persue the rest of the book, but I gave that up too.

This is written by a man, and the main character (a man) seemed weak to me...his mother is overbearing and his siblings are equally as bad.... The cop in charge of the investigation immediately made a huge mistake in placing blame without any type of investigation.

A Very Weakly written book indeed.
A quick read, an interesting mystery. It is the first in a new soapmaking series. The hero and his family own a soap shop, and by teaching a class, the hero tells the reader quite a bit about craft soap making. It doesn't hit you over the head, and I liked the characters. Some of the hero's amateur sleuthing made the policework look really bad - and the convenient "ex-girlfriend who still pines for him" cop always showing up when the police are called - is she the only police office the town has ...more
Nicole Galbraith
Book 1 in the soapmaking mystery series opens with Ben Perkins finding a body on the steps of his family's store. When his sister becomes a suspect his family looks to him to find the real culprit. I would say the mystery is only average. But, I did find it to be a refreshing twist that the police officer in the story was a woman while it was a man doing the snooping. I will read more in the series.
Ben is the soapmaking business with his family. He has 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He teaches soapmaking classes, the brothers run the production line, and the sister and his mom run the shop.Ben finds one of their supliers dead on the back steps of their business. The dead supplier had been dating his sister so his siter is questioned in the death of the salesman.
Since I started making my own soap from a Melt and Pour kit I enjoyed that this is the way the series started. I hope the next book goes into the soapmaking a little bit deeper. I can't think of anything more enjoyable then stiring my batch of soap as it heats up, watching the oils blend together can be very relaxing.
I think this was a poorly written book. I barely managed to finish it. I could go on and on about my issues with it but I'll stick with the Louisiana cake mystery books instead of this author - the way he writes is predictable, over the top, and not very enjoyable for me at all.
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Mystery 2006, 230
CHARACTERS: Benjamin Perkins/manger of family soap store
TIME/PLACE: Present, North Carolina
COMMENTS: 1st in soapmaking cozy mystery series. Cute,light read.

I am enjoying this series very much. I do wish there were more details about the soap making processes. Sounds like a fun hobby! Good mystery and can't wait for more. I even ordered his other two series based on how much I enjoyed this series.

"Light-hearted" murder mystery that takes place at the family soap factory. Uncomplicated story with a clean plot and language.
A good first entry in the series. You've got to love a mystery that starts with a dead body on the first page.
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I am totally into this series! I'm even going to use the tips for making soap.
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Also writes under the pseudonyms Elizabeth Bright, Melissa Glazer and Chris Cavender.

Tim Myers is the author of dozens of short stories published in mystery magazines and anthologies. He lives with his family near the Blue Ridge Mountains he loves and writes about. He is the award-winning author of the Agatha nominated Lighthouse Inn mystery series as well as over seventy short stories. Tim has be
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