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Cold Turkey (Events Unlimited, Book One) [Kindle Edition]

Janice Bennett
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Book Description

Blush: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic) First in Events Unlimited series. When Annike McKinley returns to her Aunt Gerda's home for Thanksgiving she finds the body of Clifford Brody, C.P.A., bleeding all over her aunt's tax receipts. While Sheriff Owen Sarkisian and the crime team track mud through the house, the Service Club of Upper River Gulch Environs (the SCOURGEs) sticks Annike with organizing the town's Thanksgiving weekend activities, which gives her the opportunity to investigate the murder on her own to clear the chief suspect—her beloved aunt. She's soon up to her neck in pancake breakfasts, pie-eating contests, community dinners—and a raffle prize that threatens to take over her life.After ordering Annike to stop interfering, Sarkisian is forced to beg the aid of her accounting skills to help unravel the case. She keeps a tight rein on her growing enjoyment of his company, though, for as the widow of a former sheriff of the county she is determined not to get romantically involved with another law officer. Then one of the suspects is found dead, stripped to his boxers and socks in a vat of apricot brandy. Before the murderer is captured, both Annike and Sarkisian narrowly avoid adding to the body count

Product Details

  • File Size: 421 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1419951777
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc (November 16, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003AT10LQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,078,406 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Score for a freebie! November 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I admit it, I'm a free kindle book junkie. If it's on the free list and looks even *remotely* good, I'll snag it. So far the free books have been mostly mediocre, with a few bright sparkling gems that make it worthwhile (there's also some on the extreme opposite end of the spectrum, but I like to keep my reviews family friendly...)

"Cold Turkey" definitely counts as a gem. Which was even more surprising, coming from the publisher that it does. I'm far more accustomed to Ellora's Cave books being heavy on the smut, light on the story, and even lighter on the writing skill. Cold Turkey was an excellent story, no smut at all, and fabulous writing. Very reminiscent of Charlaine Harris's "Aurora Teagarden" series - excellent main characters, a little lighter on the supporting cast, but overall an enjoyable read. And really, what's not to love about a turkey nesting in the backseat of a vintage Mustang?

And the biggest proof that I liked? I went and bought the rest of the series. So far so good!

Although, if someone wants to comment on my review and let me know - in the Epilogue a new storyline is introduced, do we ever see the conclusion of that? Book Two has a different plot so far.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cold turkey November 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
this was a great mystery,very hard to put down. i enjoyed the characters alot. had me guessing all the way through it. suspensefull and funny . the turkey cracked me up. januce knows how to hold her readers attenton.if i could rate it higher i would say 100.cant wait to read the rest of series. thanks peggy
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised November 4, 2011
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I was pleasantly surprised at this book. I gave it a try on a whim. This book had no reviews and I was skeptical about good it was. Boy, was I in for a treat. It was a wonderful book. I liked the hint of romance but that the focus was mainly on the mystery. You don't find that too often these days. The suspense was great and kept you guessing right up until the end. I like how the end gave you a taste that there is more to come between the hero and heroine. I definitely will read more from this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! November 8, 2011
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Got this book as a "freebie".....what a deal! I fell in love with the characters, the town...and yes, even the turkey!! Can't wait to read more! This author is now on my "must read" list!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute! well written who-dun-it! November 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is a keeper. Not only did I enjoy the first book - I actually bought the next 3. Light on suggestive romance, the focus is on the mystery. Throw in a ornery turkey who helps saves the day - really, you have to read the story to see how he does it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best I've found so far on Kindle, a week later November 27, 2011
By G. Cox
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Ok, I admit that I just last week rated Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Series) the best I had found on Kindle, but this one is even better, and it is the first that I have given 5 stars. I got so entertained by the eccentric characters of the small town that I forgot to keep my mind on figuring out "who-dunnit". It is a light-hearted mystery, but that doesn't mean that it's a no-brainer. I usually figure out the culprit in the mysteries I read, and I did not come close on this one. The ending is also very unexpected and caused me to laugh out loud, literally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it November 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a great, light book. I loved that it was so focused on Thanksgiving weekend instead of skipping ahead to Christmas! It was funny with a good mystery. There was some mild profanity, but otherwise a "clean" read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A happy surprise! November 25, 2011
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This is a fun little mystery with a sympathetic heroine. I would not have been unhappy to buy this book - but it was free for kindle! To some extent, I judge books based on whether I'd give them to my sister after reading. This one qualifies in spades. Read and enjoy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cold Turkey
This is a fast paced and light hearted murder mystery. I didn't want to put it down. I'm looking forward to starting the next
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Published 9 months ago by Elizabeth Lindholm
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging
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Well written-- kept me guessing.
Published 11 months ago by Karen Dembia
4.0 out of 5 stars Truly a great read
I have read this book 4 times it cracks me up I only wish it was a audible so I could listen to it while driving
Published 13 months ago by lea keeling
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
Loved the characters. Especially Teddi Bird. Character development was not extensive. Overall. An enjoyable read on a rainy day at home.
Published on January 16, 2013 by Susan Snowden
4.0 out of 5 stars Well plotted
Very well done plot and engaging characters. What more could you want from a mystery? I look forward to the others in this series.

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Published on November 15, 2012 by A. Jackson
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
All Annike wanted was to come home for Thanksgiving. She didn't expect to walk in on a dead body at her Aunt's. Read more
Published on April 30, 2012 by Bernadette Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and exciting story
I couldn't put this down. The main character was admirable and the supporting characters were well developed too. Read more
Published on April 23, 2012 by NoseInABook
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Book!
I've downloaded a bunch of free books and most of them are awful, so I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. Read more
Published on April 19, 2012 by Vickie in Virginia
4.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
i found this book surprisingly entertaining. it was an easy read that wasn't predictable. i thought that the characters were well developed and kept my interest. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars I Would Label This a Cozy Mystery
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