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Monday, November 12, 2012

151) Death on a Platter by Elaine Viets

The Blurb :

Josie Marcus plans to savor sampling the local St. Louis cuisine for a City Eats food tour. But her appetite is ruined at Tillie's Off the Hill Italian Restaurant when another customer is poisoned. Was the victim the real target-or is someone trying to ruin Tillie's reputation? It's up to Josie to find a killer who has no reservations about preparing a dish to die for...

My Thoughts :

Elaine Viets is one of my favourite cozy mystery writers. If she added some paranormal to her already amazing books I would adore her forever. As it is I have to be satisfied with a non paranormal cozy and the author doesn't make it hard to like these books. Always a spectacular mystery with loads of nice twists and turns awaits the reader in this series and all of Elaine's books. She knows how to write a good mystery and I haven't been disappointed yet.

This is the seventh Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper book in the series and it has been a great ride so far. This time around we even see Josie moving along with her life a little and I can't wait to see what awaits her in book eight. The mystery aspect of the series may always be worth reading but the trials and tribulations of Josie, her family and her friends make these books even more addictive and readable.

The writing style makes these books a light read even if the plot is never an easy one. The author manages to give her stories many suspects and lots of clues to follow. This doesn't make it hard to read though. The story always flows and doesn't give you a headache but a sense of achievement when the penny finally drops and you and Josie realise who the murderer is.

If you are looking for a good cozy mystery and haven't already tried any of Elaine Viets books then I highly suggest you do! Her Dead-End Jobs series is also a favourite of mine and I love catching up with the characters and their interesting lives.

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Aurian said...

Nice review Amber, I really want to read this series. Those covers are so cute!