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
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
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
The police chief is an old ...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
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
The decisions that were made to chase the crime seem implausible. Someone who is suspected of a murder returning to the crime scene the following day doesn't make much sense.
But I got over all that and into the flighty storyline. Things held ...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
Nice, also, not to have the chief of police as the only possible love interest. This one is married, though he and his wife have had several separations in their 17-year marriage.
When Eleanor (widowed owner of the pizzeria A Slice of Delight) finds a dead body instead of ...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
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
It was so obviously written by a man. There were pages of talk about getting ready to go, taking a shower (no details about the shower, just a page with characters talking about how they needed to take a shower, the order of the shower, where the shower would take place, etc.) and how they 'can't be seen without her makeup on'! Gracious! It felt like this book was written in the 80's or 90's, but no, 2008.
The things everyone does ...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! :)
I really liked the setting of this book because so far I've only read "sweet" cozy mys ...more