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Book Reviews of The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5)

The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5)
The King is Dead - Samantha Adams, Bk 5
Author: Sarah Shankman
ISBN-13: 9781416503071
ISBN-10: 1416503072
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 310
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The King is Dead is a dark humored novel with an Elvis Impersonator and a murder. There are colorful characters along the way and a mystery to solve.. It is fun for light reading..
ocnsangel avatar reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 224 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book zany southern mystery, the plot is good
the charactors Delightful, what a fun mystery thrill
reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 336 more book reviews
this is a samantha adams mystery.. she catches the dark, joyous, eccentricity of the american south.. a very good series.. this is number 5 in the series
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A rolllicking, rabelaisina saga, southern style.
reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 35 more book reviews
This romp through the world of barbecue cookoffs is classic Shankman. Muliple characters (each well developed and as idiosyncratic as Sam Adams' American Weird book) come together in Tupelo, Mississipi for 'cue, money, revenge, and Elvis impersonators. Lots of fun!
sbookings avatar reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 38 more book reviews
This is Elmore Leonard with a Southern accent!
buzzby avatar reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 6062 more book reviews
From the back cover:
"Crime reporter Samantha Adams is working on a book called "American Weird" when her boyfriend, Harry Zack, persuades her to join him at a barbecue cookoff in Tupelo, Mississippi. As Harry puts it, the King's birthplace "ought to be lousy with weird." Besides, they're driving a genuine pink Cadillac...."
punkinema avatar reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 305 more book reviews
Sam and Harry have traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi for a barbecue cook-off. We also meet Mary Ann McClanahan who is seeking to meet the OTHER Ms. McClanahan and perhaps "get rid of her". Mary Ann gets run off the road by a tire flying off a semi-truck and she meets the driver, Dewey. Dewey is on a mission of his own. Wonderful characters in the book that Ms. Shankman develops and you don't want the book to end!
reviewed The King is Dead (Samantha Adams, Bk 5) on + 131 more book reviews
cute story line, involving Elvis bits and pieces if you are a Elvis fan this will be right up your alley.
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n recent years, Mary DiNunzio has become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates, but the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning is super sexy Trish Gambone, her high school rival. â As it turns out, Trish's life has taken a horrifying turn. She's terrified of her boyfriend, who's an abusive drug dealer for the South Philly mob. There's only one problemâMary remembers the guy from high school, too. Unbeknownst to Trish, Mary had a major crush on him.

Then Trish vanishes, a dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare. She goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and on the way finds new love in a very unexpected place.
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