Murder by the Slice

Murder by the Slice When Kate Reed returns to her Colorado hometown to take over the family s bakery caf she s ready for a rewarding new adventure Sky High Pies a treasured local landmark in tiny Crescent Creek promi

  • Title: Murder by the Slice
  • Author: Mary Maxwell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When Kate Reed returns to her Colorado hometown to take over the family s bakery caf , she s ready for a rewarding new adventure Sky High Pies, a treasured local landmark in tiny Crescent Creek, promises to be the exact opposite of Kate s hectic, hazardous life as a private investigator in Chicago After a dozen topsy turvy years in the Windy City disrupted most recentlyWhen Kate Reed returns to her Colorado hometown to take over the family s bakery caf , she s ready for a rewarding new adventure Sky High Pies, a treasured local landmark in tiny Crescent Creek, promises to be the exact opposite of Kate s hectic, hazardous life as a private investigator in Chicago After a dozen topsy turvy years in the Windy City disrupted most recently by three devastating twists of fate Kate s ready for the change As she settles into a new routine in the Rocky Mountains, everything s going as planned Until, that is, perilous ripples from her previous life threaten Kate and everyone around her When an FBI agent is killed and the suspected murder weapon is found at Sky High Pies covered with Kate s fingerprints, she instinctively returns to PI mode to help local authorities identify the killer and prevent any additional deaths including her own Murder by the Slice, Book 1 in the Sky High Pies Cozy Mystery series, includes a tasty trio of Nana Reed s Sky High recipes

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    1. Just a Little ConfusingWhen you read this book you really have to concentrate or let this be the only book your reading.Kate moves back to her hometown in Colorado after her break up with her boyfriend and her boss is murdered.She takes over the family pie business and while doing that is hectic enough, she has to deal with someone who wants something she doesn't have.While I'm not big on P.I/intrigue stories, this wasn't to bad. My biggest problem was that I thought it had to many characters po [...]

    2. This lightweight mystery focused a little too heavily on the backstory of the main character, Kate Reed, at the expense of the main story. This translated into some significant pacing problems. Kate was likable as the new proprietor of Sky High Pies, but less convincing as a former PI. Still, books in a series often improve over time and I'd be willing to try another one at some point.2.5 stars

    3. Took me a bit to get intoThis story was good but it did not catch me right off the bat, it took a while to build. In the end, I realized that I enjoyed the slower reading pace on my part and that there were a lot of good things like a strong female lead character, a nice setting with an exciting history background of the lead character, and a romance angle. I was a bit dismayed in one of the most crucial parts of the story that the name of the culprit and the lead character was mixed up. Too bad [...]

    4. Kate Thought returning to her home town to take over the family’s bakery would be a calming and quiet existence. However, her quiet town is experiencing their first murder and all because she came home. This is a very enjoyable reading story. The characters are great fun and very believable. You will get pulled into Kate’s problems and fall in love with her bakery. Highly recommend this book to all mystery lovers. I read this book through my prime membership and am very glad I did.

    5. Delicious This was the first book I have read by this author. It took a while to get things going but after they did I enjoyed the mystery. Watching Katie and Trent get reacquainted was fun. I will definitely read more in this series to see where they go.

    6. Good Book #1 I love cozy mysteries and especially a book starting a new series. It was fun and made my mouth water when talking about pies! Anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries should like this one.

    7. Dying for piesLove this book. Excellent character development and storyline. I can't wait to read the next one. Culinary cozy with recipes

    8. We have seen bakers turned amateur detective, but I think this is the first book that I've read that the main character is a Private Investigator turn baker. I enjoy how this book took a spin on a common trope in this genre. Though I found it was a little easy to figure out, that was fine because this book was so heavily focused on introducing the characters and their background with Kate. Since the reader is dropped into a town where Everyone knows everyone else. It's nice to have the back stor [...]

    9. Cute book, actually!!!!! Someone REALLY needs to proofread it though!!!! Dang!!! Lol I was kinda of stratified to see how no one grabbed onto the fact that Kate actually HAD what the bad guys were looking for!!!!! Doh!!! Did they not "get it" or was the action/reaction by Trent AND Kate really that naive or just downplayed???? I was/am still confused!!!! I forgave the poor writing cuz it's a cute book, but pulverized, someone needs to wake up here! Potential, yes!!!!!

    10. No recipes hereI really tried to forgive our heroine for interfering in the police investigation while justifying it to herself that as a former PI she had unique insights, for after all there would be a "trio of Nana Reed's recipes" . However, the recipes didn't make it to the kindle edition, so I was stuck with a heroine who never had time to share information with the police, her former high school boy friend, and not a single recipe.

    11. I wished for something more excitingI enjoyed the beginning, but as the story progressed I found myself wishing I could skip to the exciting parts. I think that the majority of my objections to this story is Kate. she seems rather naive for someone who had a PI license in Chicago.I lived in Chicago for many years and experienced crime at an early age (high school to be exact). The reaction to the situations Kate is faced with in Colorado seem weak and almost childish from someone who has seen de [...]

    12. When her friend and mentor Rodney Alexander is killed, Kate Reed seizes the opportunity to leave Chicago and her career as a private investigator, let her parents retire after 25 years of hard work and take over her family's bakery in Crescent Creek, Colorado. Leaving her former career and Rodney behind isn't that easy, however, as she discovers when an FBI agent shows up to ask questions about Rodney's murder on Kate's first day as the new owner of Sky High Pies. Add to that having her apartmen [...]

    13. When Kate Reed returns to her Colorado hometown to take over the family’s bakery café, she’s ready for a rewarding new adventure. Sky High Pies, a treasured local landmark in tiny Crescent Creek, promises to be the exact opposite of Kate’s hectic, hazardous life as a private investigator in Chicago. After a dozen topsy-turvy years in the Windy City—disrupted most recently by three devastating twists of fate—Kate’s ready for the change. As she settles into a new routine in the Rocky [...]

    14. This is good, but there are some flagrant and glaring issues with the writing that make this less than ideal. Mainly, the author does not seem to have a good sense of timeline. There are places where it seems like 3 days have passed, and then in the next paragraph, she writes as if all the previous stuff happened in one day. Very confusing. Then, she mentions characters by ore than one name, but reverts back to the original name (an alias) when she has the MC, a former PI, look him up via the in [...]

    15. The ingredients in some of these need to be exchangedI loved the character development, descriptions of items, and being a former resident of DELTA ( and wish I still were ), this one is a keeper. My only complaint is the lack of an EDITOR to proof the many many errors. and mix ups that for this reader were a major flaw. Which is why only 3 stars. PROOF READ , AT LEAST USE SPELL CHECK, THEN PROOF AGAIN AND AGAIN.If those had been corrected 5 stars plus.

    16. ComplicatedMany different, weird and colorful characters in this convoluted murder mystery. Sometimes I want to shake one of the characters and say, "Think this through!" It was a good mystery but would have been better if the recipes would have been included.

    17. Very enjoyable read.Definitely will read more of Ms. Maxwell's work.Fun book and will read more of her work. The characters are likeable and pulls the reader in.Thanks Mary Maxwell.

    18. wow wee 13 books in this series, wow wee, I keep saying that!! love the book cover. Such a quick read for me. I will be checking out more from Mary very very soon. Must read in my book. or kindle? ha. ha! ( ;

    19. Delicious and deadly funFirst Mary Maxwell I have read but it won't be the last. The characters are a delight and the mystery very cleverly constructed. Perfect escape for those weary of stressful life. I only wish Sky High would open in my neighborhood

    20. Beware of drooling This is a top notch "light read." Nothing derogatory in the description- just a delightful book with Pavlovian power over your tastebuds!! Avoid if dieting or even slightly hungry: read at your own risk! :-)

    21. There were some editing errors, but I enjoyed the storyline and meeting the characters. Looking forward to continuing the series.

    22. Interesting characterI like that she wants normal but can handle unexpected danger. I can't wait to see her new adventures! Yay for Katie!

    23. New favorite seriesThe end was a total surprise. I like it when I don't see the bad guy coming. Or even if I do I like it when there's a twist at the very end that's unexpected.

    24. !oved itAnother good cozy series. Can't wait to read the next one. If you like mystery with food involved this is a good one.

    25. Fun light murder mystery with a lot of baking! Recipes at the end of the book. I like the main character a lot.

    26. murder by the slivegood introduction to new characters. i think this will be a great series to read. also like getting recipes at the end.

    27. Loved itA very good book it is interesting enjoyable and easy to read. I'm looking forward to reading the second one

    28. Quick Fun ReadEnjoyed this story. Love to cook and laugh at the women as they sent about their day to get their job done.

    29. FunFun, cozy, twist, suspense, little romance too.When the past catches up with our hero all check breaks loose. Plenty of villains.

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