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 debut...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
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
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
The police chief is an old ...more
I have read several books by this author, under his many pseudonyms, (Tim Myers, Casey Mayes, Melissa Glazer) so I knew would like this story.
Eleanor Swift and her husband owned A Slice of Delight. He has passed away and she and her sister now run the pizza joint with the help of a few part-timers. Eleanor takes a late pizza order and delivers it on her way home. But when she arrives at the address the door is ajar and her customer is dead on the floor. She does the right thin ...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
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
Dispute the fact that the book started out dull, even though the murder was the first thing we encountered, the book was very good.
Eleanor and Maddy are sisters. Eleanor Owns The Slice of Delite Pizzeria in a small town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina. She has been the sole owner since her beloved husband was killed in a car accident. Maddy helps Eleanor at the Slice as they call the pizzeria. Eleanor delivers a pizza to a friend in town because her delivery people have all called in ...more
Oh, yes, you will be very hungry for pizza while reading this book! :)
I have to say that I really do enjoy a good cozy mystery. I started reading these type of books when I was in college and even though they may not have been the most sophisticated mysteries out there, they have enough mystery and romantic elements that can appeal to a wider audience. I decided to read the first book in the "Pizza Lovers" mystery after my library recommended it to me. Fair warning though potential re ...more
After a brief conversation with our chief of police, Maddy handed my cell phone back to me.
"What did he say?" I asked.
Maddy just shook her head. "He told me that he understood why I'd lie to protect you, but that it wasn't going to do anybody any good if I muddied ...more
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
Mystery type books are a quick escape and great beach reads. I enjoy cooking mysteries and books set in North Carolina and so I thought this one was perfect for a weekend beach trip.
Eleanor who owns the local pizzeria is delivering a pizza to Richard Olsen when she finds him in his kitchen with a knife in his chest. He husband, Joe, died two years ago and her sister Maddy, a 4 or 5 time divorcee is helping her run the pizzeria along with Greg a college student and Josh, the sheriff’s high schoo ...more
The main love story was really shallow. You could feel him reaching for something deeper and not really hitting the mark. He wanted a hurt woman to slowly accept her freedom after the death of her husband, but he ended up with an icicle of a woman who shoots down ...more
While the author provided lots of details abou ...more
I don't know why mystery writers have their characters prone to withhold evidence from police so often, but this book is no exception. At least the main character does a little better than the average book-sleuth by contacting the police before setting off on some dangerous scheme. She gets kudos for that.
It seems hard ...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