Book Reviews of Death by Rhubarb (Heaven Lee, Bk 1)

Death by Rhubarb (Heaven Lee, Bk 1)
Death by Rhubarb - Heaven Lee, Bk 1
Author: Lou Jane Temple
ISBN-13: 9780312958916
ISBN-10: 0312958919
Publication Date: 8/15/1996
Pages: 220
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I am sorry to say that this book did not pass my 50 page test. Based on the language factor alone, I would definately not call this book a cozy mystery. I had read her other series starter "The Spice Box" and was expecting the same excellent writing. I was disappointed. Didn't find anything about this book I liked, the setting, the main character, the other characters, etc.
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Helpful Score: 1
First in the culinary mystery series featuring restaurateur and caterer Heaven Lee, in which a woman is poisoned in her restaurant. That she was seen throwing a glass of wine on the woman and that she was there with Heaven's second ex-husband probably didn't do anything to remove suspicion from Heaven. When she finds her business threatened and her integrity in question, Heaven feels compelled to clear her name. A quick, easy read; the only downfall was the author's need to tell the history of every character and also the switching back and forth from the point of view of different characters. IMO, that mostly just distracts from the story. I did enjoy the recipes included (even copied a couple of them down) but I wish they'd have been at the end of the book rather than slapped right in the middle of the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful book
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun to read, nice plot, yummy sounding recipes.
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Helpful Score: 1
I picked up this book because the title made me laugh - I love rhubarb! The book isn't very deep or spectacular. But is was a quick read that amused me!
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Helpful Score: 1
1st in Heaven Lee series-recipes included!
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Helpful Score: 1
An entertaining culinary mystery. First in the Heaven Lee series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Will probably not read author again. Not very well written, nor that suspenseful.
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At Cafe heaven, the souffles don't fall, but the bodies do...lol
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I found this entertaining in a light way.
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Heaven Lee is not my cup of tea.
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This is the first in the series, I plan to read the rest.

From FantasticFiction.com:
At Cafe Heaven, the souffles don't fall, but the bodies do.

Heaven Lee is sassy, brassy, and street-smart. She's also one of Kansas City's premier caterers. With a string of failed careers and stalled marriages behind her, Heaven's finally found her true love-Cafe Heaven, a trendy restaurant on midtown 39th.

Open-mike night at Cafe Heaven gets pretty hairy, but Heaven is shocked when lovely lawyer Tasha Arnold drops dead from poisoning med-dinner. With the law and word-of-mouth threatening to close her down, Heaven does what any chef worth her salt would-she turns sleuth.

But asking questions on a mean street like 39th gets Heaven into hot water. Somewhere out there is a killer who would turn Kansas City's favorite caterer into Kansas City's freshest corpse!

Featuring original recipes for such tempting treats as risotto with mushrooms and asparagus, gingerbread upside-down cake and pumpkin piccadillo.
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Excellent, I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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Book 1 in series
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a tasty cosy! set in Kansas City Mo.