Death by Chopsticks: Cheongsam Fashion Mysteries Kindle Edition
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Carly spends her free time in her vegetable garden and tending to the needs of her huskies... again.
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Let's start with what I didn't like: Joy-Li talks quite a bit about healthy Chinese food and how easy and delicious it is, but there wasn't one recipe in this book! I'm not looking for a recipe book but two or three sprinkled throughout would be nice. I also don't enjoy cooking but I do love Chinese food and vegetables so it would be nice to have some recipes on hand when I get my Chinese food craving. [Note: The author informed me that she has heard this from multiple readers and a companion cookbook will be offered for free in a few weeks.]
There's lots of repetition, especially in Joy-Li's website, www.asiangirlshopssmart.com. I counted seven times, which might not seem like a lot but some of them are on back to back pages and almost all of them are Joy-Li telling the reader, which felt awkward to me. The website is active (it actually redirects you to the author's website) and I would have liked to see it incorporated more, maybe by including some of the tips from her actual website at the beginning of some of the chapters with a reference to her website. Then, it would have been repetitious without being awkward.
What I liked was the actual story! Joy-Li is a personal shopper who loves vintage clothes and solving murders. Joy-Li has been Lesley Cranemoore's personal shopper in the past and now she has been found murdered. She was preparing to have a big party at her home but instead was found with two puncture wounds in her neck and clutching chopsticks.Read more ›
Ok I liked this book, it wasn’t my favorite but it was pretty good. I didn’t like the way that things were repetitive. I got that she loved vintage at the first chapter I didn’t need to be told over and over again. Also the use of her blog name, it was there over and over (I haven’t checked to see if it is a real blog, maybe I’ll search it to see). I also wasn’t to fond of some word use. I’m picky there.
I DID love the characters. They were well developed and easy to like. I loved all the description that Carly uses throughout the book. You really got the full experience of everything. Joy-Li is a funny character, she is easy to like. A lot. She’s laid back, funny, full of life, and loves those she calls friends and family. Losing her parents at a young age makes her know how to appreciate the time she has with others. I loved the relationship she has with her grandparents and aunt. The love they have over shadows everything else. Its nice to see an author taking the time to show this strong family ties.
I would rate this book a 3 out of 5. While I enjoyed the book I couldn’t get over the repetitiveness of everything. There were times I found my self skipping pages or scheming them just to get over to new parts. There were a few grammar errors but nothing to crazy.
If you love a good mystery and crime solving then you will love this book. I figured the plot out before the book told us who murdered Lesley Jane Cranemoore! So yes I feel a little proud of myself. ;) so read it and come tell me if you figured it out as well! It is a BIG shocker! I will leave it at that! ENJOY!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I feel kind of guilty writing a bad review but honestly I tried three times to read this book. I loved the title and it sounded so fun but I found it choppy - meaning there was no... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Andrea Partee
Great read Lots of characters well rounded out. what's of actionand plenty going on. Looking forward to many more by this authorPublished 15 months ago by zackbeck
Could have been a good book but the two books I read had many, many long passages that were word for word reprints.Published 16 months ago by Kathryne Brown
I stumbled onto this author when browsing social media for recipes. I'm so glad I did. Carly Carter has created an enjoyable read in Death by Chopsticks with an engaging cast of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Alissa Lone
Okay story, repeats that heroine loves vintage fashion far too often, but otherwise easy read for a weekend.Published 18 months ago by Misschief
The plot and characters were good. The editing is awful. If you can't afford an editor, at least ask someone to be a critical reader and read for typos.Published 21 months ago by reader222
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