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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Five Star (February 19, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432828053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432828059
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,592,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm sure you will enjoy, promise.
Little D
By the end of the story, you will be yearning for some of her captivating recipes and some more enchanting stories like this that only Crespi.can create.
barbara g. lane
Throughout this mystery, what I loved most is that Crespi has managed to create a story about real, likeable people, as well as a mystery to be solved.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By camilla trinchieri on March 2, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
On the day her ex- husband Rob Staunton's wedding in New York, Lori Corvino's enjoying a plate of gnocchi in Rome when fellow tourist Alec Winters spills sauce all over her dress. Once she's back home in a suburb of New York, a bouquet of flowers arrives from Alec, along with a secret recipe to help Lori revive her catering career. But Lori's more concerned about her daughter Jessica's relationship with Rob's new wife, Valerie, with whom Lori has a fight before witnesses. She's automatically the first suspect when Valerie's body turns up in the trunk of Rob's car. It's not much consolation when the the focus of the police investigation shifts from Lori to Rob to members of Lori's breakfast club--longtime friends who meet regularly in a Greek diner--and their husbands to a tangle of changed wills, foundering real estate deals and secret lovers. When Alec resurfaces, Lori's glad to find a friend to confide in as she learns how little she actually knows about the people around her.
Crespi describes the cooking,prep so lovingly that you may start eating,the.pages. She's equally affectionate
in her depiction of this amiablle ozy's heroine, who'll be irresistible to women who've lost a husband to a skinnier upgrade or had to make a new start in midlife
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By reading barbara on March 5, 2014
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Reading this book brought back all the wonderful problem solving conversations I have had with my good friends and the
warmth and caring those conversations generate. The conversations Lori Corvina has with her friends after her husband, Rob, dumps her for their rich and skinny dentist is not typical of one I have had, although I could relate to the feelings. Lori doesn't have the time to waste crying as she has a thirteen year old daughter to take care of and a busybody vegan mother to deal with and a
catering career to restart to support her and her daughter. When the skinny dentist is murdered in Lori's Connecticut neighborhood after she had a fight with her not long before, Lori becomes the prime suspect. The police turn their attention to her ex when they find out he is having financial problems and has been left a lot of money by his new wife. Although Lori doesn't believe Rob did it and would gladly let him rot in jail, because of her daughter she doesn't feel she can. She resolves to find the real murderer with the help of her three breakfast club friends and her invasive mother. She finds out more than she expected!! So, get a cup of coffee or tea and settle into this delightful book!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Little D on September 24, 2014
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I started this book with an idea how it would be after reading the description and the reviews well, after reading the first few chapters the whining of the main character about her ended marriage and the way she was with her daughter I said ' I'll never make it through the book ' I mean come on she is not the first divorcee raising a child actually, she was better off than most people. I don't know why but I stuck it out and I'm glad I did the story was very good liked all the people in the story and very much enjoyed the mystery. There were several friends and they had a task to figure out who the murderer was. There were a couple of surprises at the end....... yea, you have to read the story cause I'm not telling. I'm sure you will enjoy, promise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beatrice on August 2, 2014
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I couldn't get into this book. I didn't find the characters or plot interesting. I skipped to the end to see the ending.
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By Ann Spier on September 18, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved the mouth-watering food references! But the best part of Crespi's creativity is the colorful personality of each character. One could see a movie and imagine who might play each full-blown role. As good characters should be, all were flawed and could be an object of suspicion -- even Lori herself. Perhaps that's why the ending was so satisfying. I want more!
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Format: Hardcover
If you are looking for a delightfully delicious story that entices you from the very beginning, you will love the Breakfast Club Murder. Even wittier than Camilla Crespi's "Simona" series, this is more of a character study than a murder mystery, although someone does indeed get killed. Lori, the main protagonist, is still reeling from her recent divorce and is appealingly vulnerable as she tries to create a new life for herself as a caterer. When she finds herself as suspect #1 in a in a murder case, she enlists the help of the three friends she meets weekly for breakfast to find the real killer. These well characterized women offer Lori support, love, and a few clues along the way. Often mixing her emotions in with her creative cuisine, Lori manages to solve the mystery and open herself to the possibility of a new love by the end of the book. Each of the characters in Lori's enticing world is carefully modeled with humorous detail that adds to the fun. But be warned! Do not read this book when you are hungry, because Lori's descriptions of food melting in your mouth will leave you ravenous. By the end of the story, you will be yearning for some of her captivating recipes and some more enchanting stories like this that only Crespi.can create.
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Format: Hardcover
Want to have a good time with a book? Read Camilla Crespi’s The Breakfast Club Murder. Crespi is an accomplished mystery writer with seven The Trouble with . . . books. She knows how to plot and how to deliver an absorbing story with engaging characters.
Lori Corvino is newly divorced by her lawyer husband who has just married their dentist, and has returned from a compensatory trip she gave herself to Italy. Lori returns to her thirteen year old daughter who is still struggling with the aftermath of the divorce, and her mother, Ellie, a travel agent, a vegan who cannot cook, an intrusive Italian mama and devoted grandmother. Lori is a caterer who is just starting her business so that she can take care of her daughter and herself. (She refused alimony from her husband, an unlikeable, self-centered man, although she did accept child support.) When she finds out that her husband’s new wife, Valerie, told her daughter Jessica that she should watch her weight, Lori loses it and confronts Valerie in her office, slapping her. Unfortunately for her, Valerie is killed the very next day and Lori is the first suspect as her murderer.
The Breakfast Club Murder follows Lori as she tries to discover the real murderer. She has to remove suspicion from herself, but also from her ex husband Rob (the skunk) because she is trying to protect their daughter from further trauma. Lori engages the help of her friends with whom she meets every Monday at a local diner, and even her mother. She cooks her way through the pages of this book and my mouth watered at the description of the food. Lori is not afraid to eat and does not run after the dream of being a size four in skinny jeans. She is the embodiment of comfort in a somewhat zaftig body. Her husband might have left, but at least two other men are waiting in the wings.
Sensuous, sumptuous and delightful are all adjectives I’m happy to apply to The Breakfast Club Murder.
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