Book Reviews of Death by Sudoku (Sudoku, Bk 1)

Death by Sudoku (Sudoku, Bk 1)
Death by Sudoku - Sudoku, Bk 1
Author: Kaye Morgan
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425216408
ISBN-10: 0425216403
Publication Date: 7/3/2007
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Death by Sudoku (Sudoku, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 7
Being a huge sudoku fan, I thought I'd really enjoy this mystery. Unfortunately, I struggled to get through it. I liked the puzzles that were included, but that's about all. The story bored me and I didn't like the characters. I don't think I'll bother reading the second book.
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Helpful Score: 7
I love number puzzles, and I love cozy mysteries, so I figured I'd give this one a try.

The characters are interesting, as is the premise. I thought the author could have developed the story a little deeper - things got "thinner" as the book progressed, until, at the end, I felt like she "glossed over" some ....

Still, if book #2 presents an equally intriguing puzzle, then I think the series will have promise ...
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Helpful Score: 6
So I thought a book combining two things that I love to do (read and sudoku puzzles) would be awesome. I have to admit though, I was torn. The story was moving along when the author went to a sudoku solving tournament, I didn't know what to do. Keep reading or stop and solve the puzzle in the book? I ended up continuing to read and doing the puzzles once I had finished. The story fits the guidelines for a cozy mystery, but there is not much character development and I felt that the ending just sort of happened rather than a suspenseful leading up to it. I will probably read the next book in the series, it went quick and did make my brain work a little, but it was not the great revelation in novels that I had hoped for when combining sudoku with reading.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was a cute cozy mystery about sudoku puzzles. It jumped around a bit and the character development was a little flat. It read like someone's first novel. Hopefully as the series progresses some of these kinks will be worked out. I really enjoyed the sudoku tips.
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm not into Sudoky puzzles. But, I was able to follow the story linewith no problem. As well as fill in a couple of the puzzles in the book!

This is a light and peppy mystery with a lot of very well presented information about sudoku, including some puzzles to solve if you choose to. I was afraid the sudoku theme might be off putting. But I was pleasantly surprised. The story line may be a bit unrealistic, but it is so well presented and written that I was willing to suspend disbelief.

Liza enters a Sudoku tournament and runs into an old friend, Derrick Robbins. He used to be a `biggy' in television but he's veered off the path into puzzles and conspiracy theories. When Derrick turns up dead after the tournament, it's up to Liza to find the killer. Is Sudoku itself involved in the murder? Liza better find out before she's arrested.

Death by Sudoku is unique, fun and a fast read. I love the concept and look forward to Kaye Morgan's next Sudoku mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
An enjoyable first book in a the cozy Sudoku Mystery series. The main character is likable as are the supporting characters. I enjoyed the coded Sudoku puzzles part of the mystery and overall it was a quick fun read. I like the two men in Liza's life. Not sure which I would choose for her but look forward to getting to know them both a little more. Love Mrs. H, Liza's matchmaking next door neighbor. Looking forward to reading #2 to see where the author goes with the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
FANTASTIC read! Cannot wait to read next one! Had a few Soduku puzzles and tips throughout book
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Great summer read! Fun tips for solving puzzles and puzzles in the book.
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I really like Sudoku puzzles. But this book was a little dry reading about strategies and solving them. The traveling and time frames seemed amiss. It bounced around a bit illogically. The charater building was lacking. The overall story was choppy. But it did improve enough as it went to make it finisable.
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Liza Kelly is leading a double life; she is a PR specialist working with a company that promotes movie stars. But under another name she writes a Sudoku column in the newspaper. When her two worlds overlap, she has to solve the murder case, using her knowledge from both "lives." I enjoyed the Sudoku hints that were scattered throughout the book; I learned some things and I have been solving Sudoku puzzles for a long time.