No Reservations Required

Published By: Fawcett

Book Category: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

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Reviewed by Andrea Sisco

Minnesota mystery writer Ellen Hart knows how to spin a wonderful, face-paced, complex mystery with characters you love to love and characters you…Well, you just want to slap some of them—and hate the rest.

Businessman Ken Loy loves bike riding. And if you have to die, as Loy does, then it's great to die doing something you love. Being shot between the eyes, however, is not so great. A half an hour later, Bob Fabian, the wealthy owner of the Minneapolis Times Register is also shot. Interestingly the two murdered men have a connection. A year earlier Loy broadsided Fabian's wife's car, killing her instantly. A lot of people see only a coincidence. Sophie Greenway, food critic, doesn't believe it for a minute, and she begins asking questions that might bring danger knocking on her own door.

Coupled with the murders, there is the relationship between Sophie and her high school sweetheart, Nathan Buckridge—and between Sophie and her husband Bram's daughter, Margie—and between Sophie and her husband Bram. It all makes for an intense and exciting read. But I do so wish a certain young woman would get her comeuppance. Perhaps in the next Sophie Greenway mystery that will happen. One can only hope.

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