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A PIZZA TO DIE FOR by Chris Cavender


by Chris Cavender

Pub Date: May 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7582-2952-6
Publisher: Kensington

Sisters can’t stay out of trouble when their amateur sleuthing gets out of hand.

Maddy’s impulsive, Eleanor’s down-to-earth, and together the Swift sisters run A Slice of Delight, the local pizza place in Timber Ridge, N.C. While their restaurant is a perennial favorite for locals, out-of-towner Judson Sizemore decides to open his own boutique wood-fired pizza restaurant, Italia’s, just down the street. Though Sizemore’s not a very likable guy, Eleanor still thinks it’s a shame when his body is discovered in Italia’s even before their grand opening. Maddy’s boyfriend Bob Lemon begs Maddy and Eleanor to leave the mystery alone, but the two sisters can’t help their sense of curiosity and soon get wrapped up in a web that is far more complex than they expected. Luckily, Eleanor is supported by her two employees, Kevin Hurley and Greg Hatcher, both of whom would go to the mat for her in a second. Eleanor even trusts her out-of-town ex David Quinton to help her out. Good thing he’s substantially less needy (and more attractive) than he was when he was local. All signs point to Judson’s uncle Nathan and his sizeable fortune; it’s just a matter of who would be willing to kill to get their hands on it.

Cavender (Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder, 2010, etc.) offers another slice of the same old pie—reasonable fare, but nothing to excite the taste buds.