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Dead Men Don't Order Flake by Sue    Williams
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Jun 08, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: aww-challenge

Dead men don’t order flake….but that’s just what Leo Stone does when he walks into Cass Tulpin’s takeaway…
So begins the second instalment in Sue Williams’ delightful rural crime comedy capers of Cass Tulpin set in Rusty Bore (population 147).
This book will have you laughing out loud as Cass investigates the death of a local journalist whilst juggling life as a mum, grandmother, attractive single woman, fish and chip shop owner and the return of her dead old flame! Cass is a fun friend to ride through the pages with. She’s droll, tough, not too smart and pleasantly self-deprecating. Williams manages to walk the line between farce and comedy through writing her idiosyncratic characters with such warmth, wry humour and the complexity of back story of Cass’s life.
The plot comically cascades with page-turning pace to a perfectly satisfying resolution. I particularly loved how it enfolded many of the characters into it -which is exactly true of the complex ties that bind a small country town. The oil bubbles with her rekindled romance with the (once thought of dead) ex boyfriend and the investigation is action packed - even while in Target buying leopard print g string. Really.
There is barely a moment without a laugh and I gobbled this book up like hot chips straight from the wrapper. For those who love dry comedy, cosy crime or just a funny read - this book will appeal to you all. It’s so satiating and enjoyable - just like the comfort food from Cass’s Rusty Bore take away. Now whose for some potato cakes and sauce?

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Reading Progress

June 8, 2016 – Shelved
June 8, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
June 9, 2016 – Finished Reading
June 10, 2016 – Shelved as: aww-challenge

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