Thursday, September 6, 2018

Books from the Backlog #24


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender

Release Date: August 1, 2009
Publisher: Kensington
The first in a tantalizing series focusing on two sisters who run a local pizza parlor—and have a tasty sideline in solving mysteries.

Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina--which is fine with pizza-purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she's in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debut, featuring pizza as the prima character . . .


Why did I add A Slice of Murder to my bookshelf?

I have had this book since April 2011.  I actually own the first few books in the series so I think I must have been pretty committed to reading them but lacked the follow through.  I do enjoy a good cozy every once in a while and pizza is one of my favorite foods so I do have some hope for this book.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






30 comments:

  1. mmm pepperoni pizza. "It's been a real slice"-Meg to Herc

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  2. The cozy mystery is one genre I never really read so I don't know anything about the series for giving you a hint! It's funny the amount of things that lie on bookshelves and ereaders that we were once so keen to read! That's why I enjoy this weekly post-I find things I forgot I had!

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    1. I don't read cozies very often but they are fun every once in a while. I have been finding so many books that I forgot I even had as well. I am happy to hear that you are enjoying these weekly posts!

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  3. 2011, it's definitely a no go for you then

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  4. I have this series on my radar and may own the first book or two but haven't managed to actually read them either. I hope one of us manages it soon!

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    1. Let's hope! I am going to try to quit requesting arcs so I tackle more books from my own pile!

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  5. Never heard of this one, but I do love a good cozy!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  6. It's amazing how many different themes for cozies there are. I probably would pick this one up myself because of the pizza parlor setting. I do love pizza. :-)

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    1. I am sure that the pizza on the cover is a big part of how this book ended up on my tbr pile.

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  7. I don't think I've seen a cozy based on a pizza shop. Sounds good...and now I'm hungry :)

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  8. I think I have the same issues of collecting a series that sounds promising, but not actually getting down to reading them. :)

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    1. I admit that I am a collector. I need to work on that!

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  9. I haven't heard of this book, but now I'm really craving pizza... I know what's for dinner tonight! ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I was wanting some pizza for dinner! I should have went to your house :)

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  10. Pizza, my favorite also. I don't think the series would be one I'm interested in. I haven't founds a cozy that I've enjoyed yet. Hopefully you enjoy it, if you do read it.

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    1. I like a cozy every once in a while although I do tend to listen to them more often than read them in print.

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  11. Hmm I thought initially oh pizza / mystery / NC sounds awesome. Then I read some reviews on Goodreads and meh. I do like cozies but these days I am more into thriller/ suspense which have more realistic details. Of course, I love Miss Marple type cozies which focus on the human psychology aspects. Anne - Books of My Heart

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    1. I hope to at least give it a try. I am getting better at calling it a dnf if it doesn't work. I probably read more thrillers than cozies myself.

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  12. It sounds like a fun one... I mean can you go wrong with mystery and pizza?

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  13. I love the skull on the pizza on the cover :-)

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    1. I have been trying to figure out what was on that pizza!

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