A Slice of Murder (Pizza Lovers #1)
Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolinawhich is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she's in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debu...more
This is the first book of the Pizza Lover's Mysteries series and I enjoy reading them. Each book features recipes for pizza too. If you love Pizza and mysteries, then def check ...more
Two little pet peeves, as soon as Eleanor put the newspapers in her car, I knew they would play a part in the story. It was kind of obvious, but the author still tried to surprise us with it. Duh.
Second, on the one hand the a ...more
Well, that rant being said, Eleanor is trying to make ends meet by continuing to run a pizzeria, A Slice of Delight, which she and her recently deceased husband had started together.
Near closing one evening she is called to make a delivery to R ...more
Eleanor Swift owns the local pizzeria of Timber Ridge, North Carolina. Her sister Maddy works with her after Eleanor's husband Joe was killed in a car accident. When her delivery boy calls off sick, Eleanor decides to do a run to deliver a pizza to Richard Olson but, when she arrives at his house, she sees him laying in his kitchen with a knife sticking out of his ch ...more
Concept: The protagonist is the recently widowed owner of a pizza parlor in a small North Carolina town.
Integration of Concept: The pizza doesn't factor into the story, but they do spend a lot of time at the restaurant and it does factor more into the protagonist's backstory/character development.
Setting and Characters: As usual, the protagonist is a single lady. This one's deal is that s ...more
Eleanor Swift is trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband Joe. She and Joe had opened a pizzeria called A Slice of Delight in Timber Ridge, North Carolina before his death. She is struggling to keep the restaurant going in Joe's memory. She has the help of her much married sister and some of the high school and college kids helping her out at The Slice. Her wor ...more
Oh, yes, you will be very hungry for pizza while reading this book! :)
Kensington Books, 2009
Mystery; Food mysteries
First in Series
Summary: Ellie almost didn't take the delivery call but as a small business owner, she takes the plunge. She comes to regret this as she finds the customer dead and is thus pegged as the prime suspect. With the assistance of her sister, Ellie is going to clear her name and continue producing the best pizza around.
Thoughts: I started reading this and then immediately w ...more
The story started off with a bang with Eleanor delivering a pizza to a dead customer with a knife sticking out of his chest. And, what made it worse was that after doing her civic duty of informing the police of the murder, she was immediately accused of the crime herself. This is the point where I cringe when reading these types of mysteries. Why does every police chief or sheri ...more
While the author provided lots of details abou ...more
Okay, so admittedly the name of this book sounds like a title for a Psych episode and whenever I read it the voice in my head is Shawn Spencer drawing out the word murder. Which is probably 87% of the reason I read it, but of course I’ve read things for far less reasonable reasons and tend to take on the attitude of “what the hell”. That aside I want to preface my review with the idea that reading this book is a gamble. For the first hundred pages I planned on making it a two starre ...more
I enjoyed the setting and I appreciated that the main relationship in the book was between the protagonist, Eleanor, and her sister, Maggie. I thought Cavender did an excellent job of creating the atmosphere of a small town and I could picture ...more
Eleanor Swift, the owner of A Slice of Delight, gets quickly caught up in a murder investigation when she delivers one of her famous pizzas to a dead man. In no time flat, the small town of Timber Ridge, NC has named her the murderer. Leaving Eleanor (with the help of her sister Maddy) to solve the case and desperately try to clear ...more
I could understand why Eleanor and Maddie wanted to investigate, since Eleanor is the main suspect. And I liked how they went abou ...more
I enjoyed this fast-paced, sometimes suspenseful, sometimes funny story. The relationship between Eleanor and Maddy is loving and antagonistic by turns - just like real sisters everywhere. The su ...more
Not good - especially since she and Mr. Olsen recently had a very public run-in. Soon Swift, a still-grieving widow who runs the Slice of Delight pizza place with her sister Maddy, realizes that if she wants her life back to normal, she's going to have t ...more
Eleanor Swift owns a pizzeria called A Slice of Delight, she has mostly students working for her but her sister works there too and between them they keep the place going after the death of Eleanor's husband more than two years ago.
When Eleanor goes out on a delivery and finds the customer dead, she bec ...more