The first two snarky Josie Tucker mysteries, The Bride Wore Dead (number one) and Dim Sum, Dead Some (number two), in one nifty bundle.
Josie Tucker is in a pickle. She's a rising food critic in the blogosphere, but she can't eat. Her testy stomach is always in knots - is it anxiety, a food allergy, or something else? With a Boston blueblood matron funding her adventures, and a trio of loyal friends, Josie finds herself in scrape after bizarre scrape, barely escaping by the skin of her neck.
The Bride Wore Dead
Snarky food critic Josie Tucker usually can soothe any problem with food or drink. Missed bus? Mango-orange smoothie. Mild doldrums? A piece of peppered beef jerky. But lately, she can’t stand the smell of a watery cup of broth. Being at the mercy of an indignant and vengeful stomach is no cup of tea. So what happens when she gets roped into being the last-minute bridesmaid at a society wedding? The bride’s mother tries to kill her with kindness. Too bad for the bride, Josie won't be the only victim in this seminal adventure.
Dim Sum, Dead Some
Ivan Sorokin is missing. Who wants him out of the picture - his wife, his business partner, or the stripper who holds his heart? Can grouchy food critic, Josie Tucker, unravel the puzzle with more twists than Lombard Street and find the missing software entrepreneur? Chinatown. Dim sum. Murder. Josie’s perfect ingredients for adventure.
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- Jspot da Fiendish_Thingy
Causes food cravings
I’m craving Dim Sum, Steak, Scrambled eggs, all sort so yummy. But that’s due to the skills and abilities of the writer, and the abilities of the reader.
The storyline is very well pulled together as you are slowly brought through who is who in these who done its. Once you figure out who did it. It’s then just finding out the how’s and why’s, if you figure out who did it first.
I love the uniqueness of a food critique turned PI, you get a brand new take on the observant eye.
- S. Elson
Just finished listening to the first novel within 24 hours of purchasing. It was so much fun! In my opinion the narration took a few minutes to hit the right pacing, but after that I thought it was great. Josie is the grumpy, sarcastic, stomach cramp-riddled protagonist the world needs.
My favorite aspect of this novel was the fresh and unique cast of characters. The mystery was engaging but the dialogue also made me laugh. It was very difficult to put down!