Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder by Chris Cavender
Acting as narrator, Eleanor clues the reader in quickly. A dead body was found in the kitchen of her pizzeria, A Slice of Delight, with a thin crust pepperoni pizza and a bloody rolling pin. And, since it was her delivery man who was the primary suspect, Eleanor and her sister, Maddy, had a reason to look for a killer. If Eleanor can't be stopped when she's the victim of an armed robbery, why would Kevin Hurley, the police chief in Timber Ridge, North Carolina, think she can be stopped in a murder investigation? This murder hit too close to home for Eleanor to be intimidated.
Once again, readers will find themselves rooting for the two feisty sisters in the sequel to A Slice of Murder. Cavender gives us a likable cast of characters, humor, a killer that isn't the obvious suspect, and two great leading ladies. Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder has every element a discriminating cozy mystery reader could want.
The website for this series is www.pizzamysteries.com.
Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder by Chris Cavender. Kensington Books, ©2010. ISBN 9780758229502 (hardcover), 304p.
FTC Full Disclosure - The author sent me an ARC, hoping I would review the book.