Books from the Backlog #24

Posted September 6, 2018 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 30 Comments

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 parlorβ€”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 responses to “Books from the Backlog #24

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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. πŸ™‚

  4. 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