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Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup! Five Short Mysteries

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Five previously published and award nominated mystery short stories by novelist Camille LaGuire.

In the title story, "Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup!" two police detectives sort out a poisoning case over lunch at the deli, with a little help from a foodie in the corner. (This story was nominated for a Derringer award in 2003.)

"The Hoosegow Strangler" was the first story
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Kindle Edition, 63 pages
Published by Camille LaGuire (first published August 4th 2010)
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Candy
Oct 10, 2010 Candy rated it liked it
The title story is definitely the best of the bunch in this collection of short stories and sample chapters of another book of the author's. It was cute, BUT from the title, I was envisioning a little more of the cozy mystery sleuth-type genre. Not a bad little short story collection, but not what I was expecting.

The other stories are well-done and edited. I read the sample chapters as well and I might look into the book, but it's not really my cup of usual tea, but I did add it to my list to th
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Luke A. Bunker
Jul 04, 2011 Luke A. Bunker rated it really liked it
In all fairness, I'd probably give this 3.5 stars, and within in a few minutes changed it from 3 to 4 because 3 didn't seem fair. Contrary to other reviewers, I thought the first story (about a clue in soup) was hard to follow and somewhat pointless. What followed were four Western- and frontier-themed short stories, which I liked, even if they did tend to repeat statements in the individuals stories a bit too much.

All in all, I like this author's writing style and might give her other stuff a t
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Uruviel
Jul 20, 2013 Uruviel rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries
I've been spending a lot of time at the hospital with a family member who had surgery, so I've been trying to choose some short, easy reads (so much coming and going). That's what this collection of short stories delivered. A light, breezy reading. The gunslinger mysteries weren't my cup of tea, but they were entertaining enough. Nothing complicated so when doctors, nurses, and therapists came in, I could easily put the story down and pick up later.
Wendy
Aug 01, 2011 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought these were going to be more whodunnit type stories, like the first one, but they turned out to be more western themed. They were not badly written, but not really my cup of tea. I liked the Mick and Casey ones least, so I didn't read the teaser chapters for the novel.
Maria Schneider
Jun 10, 2012 Maria Schneider rated it liked it
Decent short stories a couple of which are "locked room" ones. Very well done. The first was the lightest, but the best. Came together well. The others are nice, competent mysteries with the last being a very dark tale. The later part of the book is the first few chapters of a book.
Julie Gardner
Jul 31, 2015 Julie Gardner rated it liked it
Not bad for short stories

Two of the stories were hard to follow. They needed to be set up a little better. Letting the reader know the timeline.
Audra
Sep 29, 2011 Audra rated it it was ok
They were short stories. I like them well enough, some were not as interesting as I would have liked.
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I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This book cover is on my Pinterest board and my blog, Michelle Dragalin’s Journey.
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