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A Slice of Murder
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The owner of a small town Southern pizzeria is out to deliver justice in this "saucy debut . . . with all the ingredients needed for an enjoyable treat" (Lesa's Book Critiques).

Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina—which is fine with local pizza-purveyor Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight could use some peace and quiet while she mends her broken heart. But when a late-night delivery leads her straight to the scene of a murder, it's a recipe for disaster.

Timber Ridge Chief of Police Kevin Hurley—who happens to be Eleanor's old high school flame—has her topping his suspect list. Now, with the help of her quirky sister Maddy, Eleanor is cooking up an investigation of her own. But she'll have to act fast to clear her name before the real killer comes back for seconds.

Homemade pizza dough and sauce recipes included!

"Pizza lovers will relish Cavender's delightful first in a new cozy series." —Publishers Weekly

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Chris Cavender. (2010). A Slice of Murder. Kensington Books.

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Chris Cavender. 2010. A Slice of Murder. Kensington Books.

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The owner of a small town Southern pizzeria is out to deliver justice in this "saucy debut . . . with all the ingredients needed for an enjoyable treat" (Lesa's Book Critiques).

Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina—which is fine with local pizza-purveyor Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight could use some peace and quiet while she mends her broken heart. But when a late-night delivery leads her straight to the scene of a murder, it's a recipe for disaster.

Timber Ridge Chief of Police Kevin Hurley—who happens to be Eleanor's old high school flame—has her topping his suspect list. Now, with the help of her quirky sister Maddy, Eleanor is cooking up an investigation of her own. But she'll have to act fast to clear her name before the real killer comes back for seconds.

Homemade pizza dough and sauce recipes included!

"Pizza lovers will relish Cavender's delightful first in a new cozy series." —Publishers Weekly

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        Pizza lovers will relish the pseudonymous Cavender’s delightful first in a new cozy series, which introduces Eleanor Swift, owner of A Slice of Life, a pizzeria in Timber Ridge, N.C. When late one winter night Eleanor delivers a pizza (“one of my specials decked out with pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, hamburger, and little bits of sliced sirloin”), she finds her customer, Richard Olsen, lying dead on the floor with a kitchen knife in his chest. Kevin Hurley, the surly local police chief who pursued her back in high school, responds to her 911 call. Suspecting Eleanor is guilty, Kevin does his best to make her life difficult. Olsen’s dotty sister thinks so, too, but once she’s convinced of Eleanor’s innocence, she asks Eleanor’s help in solving the murder. Eleanor’s occasionally married sister, Maddy, assists in the sleuthing. A lively pace and a thrilling climax more than compensate for some distracting chatter and not always relevant sibling spats.

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        Pizzeria owner Eleanor Swift is making a delivery when she finds her customer dead in this series debut. It happens that Eleanor had threatened the man, and she is now suspect No. 1. Only her sister believes she is not a murderer, so they begin to investigate. VERDICT The camaraderie of the Timber Ridge, NC, sisters is reminiscent of Nancy Martin's Blackbird siblings.

        Copyright 2009 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Heres a new entry in the cozy-mystery-with-recipessubgenre. Cavender sets his tale in small-town Timber Ridge, North Carolina. Pizzeria owner Eleanor Swift is a young widow still mourning the loss of her husband in an automobile accident. She is helped by her free-spirit sister, Maddy, a divorc'e still looking for Mr. Right after multiple tries at matrimony. Obviously, the ladies are very different, but they are devoted friends all the same. The action starts quickly as El discovers the body of a customer to whom she is delivering a pizza. The customer turns out to have a lot of enemiesincluding El herself, whorecently had a very public argument with the victim, making her a suspect and prompting the sisters to investigate. The pseudonymous Cavender (apparently a veteran mystery writer under his own name) introduces a promising cast of characters, including police chief Kevin Hurley, who will likely be fleshed out in subsequent books. The real attraction here will be the pizza recipes and tips; the mystery itself is formulaic but perfectly serviceable for readers more interested in the food than the crime.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2009, American Library Association.)

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Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina—which is fine with local pizza-purveyor Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight could use some peace and quiet while she mends her broken heart. But when a late-night delivery leads her straight to the scene of a murder, it's a recipe for disaster.

Timber Ridge Chief of Police Kevin Hurley—who happens to be Eleanor's old high school flame—has her topping his suspect list. Now, with the help of her quirky sister Maddy, Eleanor is cooking up an investigation of her own. But she'll have to act fast to clear her name before the real killer comes back for seconds.

Homemade pizza dough and sauce recipes included!

"Pizza lovers...

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