Monday, November 11, 2013

Dying for Dinner Rolls by Lois Lavrisa ~ review

  • Series: Chubby Chicks Club Mysteries
  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492760064
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492760061

Available as an ebook and for a limited time it's only .99 cents!

From Lois Lavrisa, Kindle Bestselling, Award Winning Author of LIQUID LIES 
Dinner Gets Deadly in “Dying For Dinner Rolls,” A Kindle top 100 bestseller, as well as #1 Cozy mystery

“Lois Lavrisa has done it again. Her humorous ensemble of characters carries readers away in this first volume of her new cozy mystery series. Delightful escape fiction.” Nancy Brandon, Author
She’s been held at gunpoint, stuck in a burning dumpster, chased out of a grocery store, caught impersonating a police officer and almost run over by a wayward vehicle. How is that for a first day on the job as an amateur sleuth? Along with her friend Annie Mae, Cat investigates the brick-paved, oak-lined streets of Savannah to find their friend’s murderer. To say the very least, it is not smooth sailing for these self appointed detectives. Will they catch the killer before the killer gets them? Or will their first case be their last? Find out in the first volume of the Chubby Chicks Club mystery series, Dying for Dinner Rolls which combines mystery, suspense, humor, and southern charm.

My take on this book:
"Dying for Dinner Rolls" by Lois Lavrisa is a fast paced, fun filled cozy mystery that provides plenty of laughs as the reader tries to figure out who actually committed murder!
Catherine Thomson is a forty year old mother of two sets of twins, one set is five and the other is eighteen.  She meets a couple of times a month with a group of her friends that call themselves the Chubby Chicks club, thing is not all the members are chicks, but that's a story for another day. When of their members Lucy, winds up dead, the police want to label it a suicide but Cat can't help but be reminded of her father's death that occurred a few months ago. His murder happened  late one night in a robbery gone bad at his organic health food store located in Savannah, Georgia. It's been more than two months and there are still no suspects, so Cat decides it's up to her and the members of the Chubby Chicks to solve the murders, thing is only one member, Annie Mae Marple is willing to help. Can these two wanna be private eyes figure out whether their friend was murdered or not, and if so who actually committed the crime, or will they become the next victims?  Will Cat find the answers to her father's death, and is it related to the murder of their friend Lucy? 

"Dying for Dinner Rolls" takes readers on a romp thru Savannah as Cat and her side kick Annie Mae try to figure out who might have killed their friend Lucy,and whether Lucy's death has anything to do with Cat's father's murder! Visually stimulating the author is a true wordsmith that totally paints an amazing picture with the words she selects. I could only imagine two grown women dumpster diving only to almost go up in flames!  The antics of Cat and Annie Mae were totally funny, not always believable but hey it's fiction after all,and had me totally hooked, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what these two might get into next! Annie Mae was easily my favorite character. The things she did were often were a bit out there, after all who buys a houseplant while investigating a murder? The mystery was very well done. Ms Lavrisa provides more than a few suspects and doesn't make it easy to figure out who actually might have killed Lucy. I honestly didn't figure it out until the characters did! A fast paced plot that never lagged, unique, interesting characters, a splash of southern charm, along with a well written mystery  made for a page turning read. I think Lois Lavrisa has certainly got a winning series with the Chubby Chicks Club Mysteries and I for one can't wait to read the next book in this series! 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so very much for your sweet review of my book Dying for Dinner Rolls. I enjoyed writing it as much as it seems you enjoyed reading it. I write to entertain readers and let them escape for a while. Happy New Year! Lois Lavrisa


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