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Book Title: Dying for Dinner Rolls|
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The author of the book: Lois Lavrisa
Edition: Sunlake Press
Date of issue: September 15th 2013
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 27.47 MB
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Cozies by nature are rather simplistic, light, and formulaic, which may or may not appeal to every reader. Personally, I can enjoy a cozy for what it is, particularly if it is well-written and the characters are engaging.
This particular cozy reminded me of a low-budget production I might find myself watching on Nickelodeon with my kids. The characters were cliche, the plot unsophisticated, and the writing only so-so. Too many times, the story and the characters were just downright silly. This book was also about 75% dialogue, which might not have been a bad thing if the dialogue had been better.
That said, the book had a few redeeming qualities. For one, I liked the main character Cat, mother of four, and her sidekick, Annie Mae, sassy widower with a PhD. They are fun and relateable. I also thought the parallel mysteries, Lucy's murder and Cat's father's murder, were adequately done.
It wasn't awful, but it could have been so much better. At times the writing came awfully close to sounding amateurish. Things like "I wiped tears with the back of my hand. My taste buds wretched with sour bile. I tensed with raw nerves as a chill ran down my spine. And yet, I felt numb," or "I darted my eyes around..." There was lots of looking, shrugging, and deep breathing kind of thing as well.
Overall, not impressive, though enough to make you care about the main characters, even if they do behave outrageously.
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Read information about the authorLois Lavrisa, recognized as a finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Award, writes Mystery with a Twist. Her first mystery LIQUID LIES was an Amazon top 100 bestseller. Her new cozy mystery series, THE CHUBBY CHICKS CLUB is about sassy southern sleuths, set in Savannah, Georgia. DYING FOR DINNER ROLLS, book #1, became an Amazon Kindle top 100 bestseller, and was a 2104 Georgia Author of the year Fiction novel nominee. DYING FOR DINNER ROLLS was awarded a silver medal in the 2014 Readers' Favorite award. Book #2 MURDEROUS MUFFINS, a 2015 Georgia Author of the Year nominee and a 2015 Readers' Favorite Finalist. HOMICIDE BY HAMLET, book #3 a Readers' Favorite and nominee for Georgia Author of the Year. The final two books in the series, KILLING WITH KINGS book #4 and PUZZLED BY PURPLE book #5 will be released in 2017 and 2018.
Growing up on the south-side of Chicago provided her with an abundance of story ideas. Earning her Master and Bachelor of Science in journalism and Communication with minor in Public Relations-provided ample opportunity to get a ton of writing experience. After college she wrote training programs for a Fortune 500 Company and taught many years as an adjunct professor. Her 15 minutes of "fame" came when she was Professional cheerleader for the NBA Chicago Bulls. She's been married to her aerospace husband Tom for over 25 years and they have four children- two sons and two daughters (and two cats who think they are her kids.) While juggling her packed schedule, she often daydreams about escaping to the beach with a glass (or two or three) of Riesling, a great book, fantastic friends, and loads of laughter.
Connect to her at her Website: www.loislavrisa.com. Facebook: Author, Lois Lavrisa or Twitter: @loislavrisa.
She's been married to her aerospace husband Tom for over 22 years and they have four children- two boys and two girls. She's a member of several writing organizations including: Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Sisters in Crime (SIC). She served as vice president of the Low Country RWA (LRWA). For the past several years she's been a member of the Savannah Pen & Ink writers group. She's written for a local newspaper, a magazine and newsletters. Additionally, Lois has worked as an adjunct instructor at several universities as well as a technical writer.
You can connect with her at www.liquidlies.com or www.loislavrisa.com or on twitter @loislavrisa.
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