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In Deep Shitake: A Humorous Romantic Suspense (Shitake Mystery Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Mason
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From the award-winning author, Patricia Mason comes this hot and humorous romantic suspense, IN DEEP SHITAKE.

Praise for IN DEEP SHITAKE:

"A case of mistaken identity turns into a fun, fast paced romp ... Once you pick up this great story, you won't be able to put it down."
- Lois Lavrisa, Amazon Kindle Top 100 Author

"Believable yet quirky and charmingly flawed characters...a very enjoyable read."
-D. Shea, Book Reviewer

Overview

Take one devastatingly handsome movie star.
Add one outrageously sexy female private eye with a penchant for food-word obscenities.
Mix in a dose of mistaken identity and a handful of Russian mobsters...And they're all In Deep Shitake.

More Praise
"A fun fast-paced book that you can't put down."
-Tomreads, Book Reviewer

"The story is captivating, the characters are likeable, the pacing is just right."
-Always Tomorrow, Book Reviewer.

Cross Notting Hill with Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and add a splash of spice. If you like your romance hot and your suspense hilariously thrilling, you'll LOVE In Deep Shitake.

More Books by Patricia Mason

* * * A Girl, A Guy and A Ghost by Patricia Mason - - Giselle has three days to find a ghost and save her job. Will sexy private eye, Ry, help her or just provide a distraction that could cost her life. (Humorous Romantic Suspense)

* * * Sacrifice in Stone by Patricia Mason -- Mara's blood brought Garrick to life, freeing him from his statuary prison. But the reprieve may only be temporary and freeing Garrick forever may require Mara to sacrifice herself. (HOT Paranormal Romance)

* * * Undisclosed Desires by Patricia Mason - -When circumstances conspire to force Grace to reveal her undisclosed desires, the result is carnal pleasure beyond her dreams...where wildly exquisite sex turns best friends into lovers. (Steamy Short Story).

If you are looking for Patricia Mason's Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy books look for:
***Fated Hearts (a paranormal romance novella) by P.R. Mason -- Will his love mean her end?

***The Banshee and the Linebacker (a paranormal romance novella) by P.R. Mason -- Two brothers, both on course for tragedy. A girl tormented by visions of their deaths. Changing their fate could mean sacrificing her heart.

* * * Entanglements (an urban fantasy/ paranormal romance) by P.R. Mason Accidentally opening a vortex sucks!


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Enjoy two more in the Shitake Mystery Series:
* * * Shitake Happens - Two prequels stories and a bonus. Find out what sexy private eye, Mo Tuttle was up to before she met Ross.
* * * A Very Shitake Christmas - In this sequel (Book #1.5) two factors conspire to ruin a sexy private eye's holiday: her boyfriend's obnoxious father, and a mad bomber out for revenge. Enjoy the laugh-out-loud humor crossed with nail-biting suspense.

Product Details

  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zuzalley Books (April 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007VDZ0JA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,847 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet pickles, this is a great book! May 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Mo is a private investigator but mostly she just poses as the 'honey pot' for husbands suspected of cheating. One day she gets an assignment to break into a car and gets stuck in a most vulnerable position. (this is the first scene of the book and it was really funny - I read it twice) The owner of the car, Ross Grant, (a actor from a popular movie who's been out of work for a while) finds her and they somehow get tangled up in a blackmail plot involving the Russian mafia, a stripper, a Ross Grant impersonator, and an insane ex-girlfriend who doesn't accept the breakup. Oh and there is a book convention, complete with furries! All the while they have a sleazy journalist following them just close enough to show their 'shitake' to the world but not close enough to be of any help.
This book was a lot of fun. The main character's strive to keep a g rated mouth kept me giggling. The plot was well planned out and I couldn't guess the end. There was a real mystery here and no one just handed them the answers. Action packed from start to finish, the author managed to fit in plenty of funny and even a believable romance. I didn't know there was a 'humorous romantic suspense' book category out there, but now I am sure I have read the best of it. I would love to see these characters again and if I can't, if this is it for Mo and Ross, then I will settle for anything else this author has written. I can't imagine I won't love them all.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars clever and witty and a fun ride! April 19, 2012
By D. Shea
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms. Mason has done it again. She's created memorable, believable yet quirky and charmingly flawed characters who find themselves in unpredictable scenarios from which they extract themselves with their myriad talents. AND they make us think and laugh and keep us in suspense the entire time. A very enjoyable read!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rolicking Romp May 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"Mo" aka Imogene Tuttle (and no she is not to be confused with one of the Three Stooges...) is a PI for Incredible Love. And no, it is not a front for an escort service. Rather it's a private investigative agency that gets the goods on straying husbands or wives - through the talents and "assets" of none other than the beauteous Mo. This humorous romantic mystery is a rollicking romp. Complete with a somewhat over the hill movie star who hasn't lost any of his "yumminess", a Russian mafia leader who is not happy he is being blackmailed, and a host of quirky secondary characters that make this hilarious story as rich and convoluted as a Shakespearian comedy. Settle in and enjoy the clever characterizations and the witty, zany dialogue. Add a dash of mystery,a dollop of romance, and you have a funny and rewarding read from beginning to end.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read May 11, 2012
By Kcory
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In Deep Shitake was indeed a humorous, romantic, suspense novel. From beginning to end, this page turning novel kept me laughing and guessing what would come next. I could not put it down. Loved the characters. I sure hope there's a sequel.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! May 16, 2012
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The title says it all! In Deep Shitake is a hysterical read you won't want to put down. Fun, fast-paced and hot! You will love it. I did!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Son of a biscuit! May 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"Humorous, romantic, suspense" indeed. Just the name of the genre caught my eye, then the title reeled me in. I' m a sucker for a good play on words. The action is well paced, the read is fast and enjoyable and I guarantee that you will laugh your asparagus off.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars James Bondsesq! May 16, 2012
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What in the squash is going on in this muffin place?....is how I started talking when I finshied this one! l just loved this cute, suspense-filled, sexy, funny book. The lead character (Mo) is such a firecracker! So much so, I kept looking over my shoulder to see if she was somewhere in the room while I was reading. Her investigative escapades portrayed her as a cross between a female James Bond with traces of Maxwell Smart. What a creative and imaginative author!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what fun May 15, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book--light reading,a convoluted comedy of errors. Every twist and turn had me laughing. Although funny, there was enough mystery to keep me thinking between food references.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Stupid
Published 3 hours ago by Laurie Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun read
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Could have done without the explicit sex, story line was good
Published 1 month ago by gma
2.0 out of 5 stars I'll pass on this series.
If you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all--so I won't.
Published 1 month ago by Biblio woman
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good story line, but would benefit from a proofreader. Spell check doesn't help.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Hoosier
2.0 out of 5 stars but the twist was like the rest
Disappointing. The humor was flat, the romance an excuse to write inane stereotypical sex sequences and the mystery nonexistent. Read more
Published 2 months ago by F. Thurston
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great and order another book
Published 3 months ago by Rob Lake
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
A bit of light hearted fun based around a mystery.
Published 3 months ago by Sara
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, easy read
This is very far from great literature. But, if you are in the mood for a fun, easy read, no brainer type of story, then this fills the bill. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Josephine
4.0 out of 5 stars In deep Shitake
I enjoyed the story line and the ending was ok but a bit rushed. It didn't see it well with me that the old girl killed Clarence. It would have been better to use her differently . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Katherine Harris
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More About the Author

Patricia Mason is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of steamy romantic suspense, paranormal romance and thriller fiction. Pat is also the human behind the Confucius Cat books under the pen name P.R. Mason. Pat escaped from the Midwest winters of her youth by moving, in 2001, to the strange and wonderful city of Savannah, Georgia. She now lives there, happily spending her days as the subject of her cat overlord's mind control experimentation. You can learn more about Pat and her work at her websites www.patriciamason.net and www.prmason.net


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