Book Reviews of A Catered Murder (Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1)

A Catered Murder (Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1)
A Catered Murder - Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1
Author: Isis Crawford
ISBN-13: 9781575667256
ISBN-10: 1575667258
Publication Date: 11/1/2004
Pages: 315
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed A Catered Murder (Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is the first cozy in the series by Isis Crawford. While catering the event of the year, the guest of honor dies at the event. This leaves Libby and her quite opposite sister bumbling along trying to clear their best friend.

I recommend this book if you are looking for a light read mystery. I look forward to the next in the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Bernadette Simmons joins her sister in an L.A. catering business. One of their first catered dinners is in honor of a writer of vampire novels. A mixture of food and murder seems to be on the menu. Could Bernadette be a guilty party?
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Helpful Score: 1
Great start to a new series featuring "catering sisters"!
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Helpful Score: 1
1st in the series. This was a pretty good book...and I intend to go in search of the second one :)
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Helpful Score: 1
A delicious mystery. Bernie and Libby work in a diner where murder is on the menu. Very cute!
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book. I can't get enough of Isis Crawford. It's a must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I just finished this book today and am starting the next in the series. It was a very good book
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book. I look forward to reading the rest in the series
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This is the first cozy in the series by Isis Crawford. While catering the event of the year, the guest of honor dies at the event. This leaves Libby and her quite opposite sister bumbling along trying to clear their best friend.

I recommend this book if you are looking for a light read mystery. I look forward to the next in the series.
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This is the first in anew series.
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A Catered Murder is the first in the Simmons Sisters mystery series. Bernadette "Bernie" Simmons has recently returned to her hometown of Longely, NY after finding her boyfriend in bed with her best friend. Bernie joins her sister Libby in running their family store/bakery, A Little Taste of Heaven and helping to take care of their father Sean, a retired wheelchair bound ex Police Chief.

Libby and Bernie are hired to cater the Seventeenth Annual Clarington High School reunion. The most famous of the graduating class, Lionel Wrenkoski aka Laird Wrenn has become a well known vampire mystery writer. A bully in high school Laird isn't much better as an adult. When he takes center stage at the reunion to make a speech and suddenly drops dead from drinking a bottle of his own private water, it turns out that he still had a lot of enemies.

Libby's best friend Tiffany becomes the prime suspect. Libby begs Bernie to help her clear her friends name and together with tips from their Dad on how to conduct a proper police investigation they begin questioning the suspects on their list.

I had read a lot of the previous reviews for this book and was a little apprehensive about picking it up. I will agree that the dialogue is VERY difficult to follow in terms of who is speaking and I did find myself going back up the page to retrace the conversations several times. I actually enjoyed the plot, the relationship between the sisters and their Dad, and the little bit of romance that was thrown in. I'll attribute the dialogue problems to poor proofreading or editing and hope that the second in the series flows a little more smoothly.
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First in a series about two sisters.
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Two sisters, catering mystery.