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Shitake Happens: (A Shitake Mystery Series Prequel) [Kindle Edition]

Patricia Mason
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From award-winning author, Patricia Mason, comes SHITAKE HAPPENS. Including two short story prequels to the kindle bestselling romantic suspense "In Deep Shitake", plus a fun bonus story, for a total of approximately 12000 words.

Praise for the Shitake Mystery Series:

"Funny, fast paced, can't wait to check out her other books!" M.L. Johnson, Book Reviewer

5 stars out of 5 "Hilarious and a great Read" - Text4Success Book Reviewer

Shitake Mystery Prequels:
It Keeps Getting Shitakier - A routine surveillance might have just turned bizarre.
When The Shitake Hits The Fan- Desperate love turns to desperate measures when a sexy private eye is hired to find out if a man will cheat on his fiancé.
Bonus story: Joe and Florence - A tragic love story of Shakespearean proportions.

More Praise for the writing of Patricia Mason
"Once you pick up this great story, you won't be able to put it down."
- Lois Lavrisa, Amazon Kindle Top 100 Author

"I was hooked on the first page,"- moo dog, Book Reviewer.

If you love the humor of Jennifer Cruise, Stephanie Bond or Mary Kay Andrews, check out Shitake Happens

More Books by Patricia Mason

* * * In Deep Shitake (Humorous Romantic Suspense) - - A devastatingly handsome movie star. An outrageously sexy female private eye. Mix in a dose of mistaken identity and a handful of Russian mobsters and...they're all in deep shitake.

* * * 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 and Erotic Paranormal Thriller)

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!

Product Details

  • File Size: 154 KB
  • Print Length: 39 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PSQ8BI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced, LOL read October 24, 2012
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I had read and loved the full-length suspense In Deep Shitake, so I was eager to check out this short story prequel and I was not disappointed. Mo (Imogene) is a sassy female PI who keeps getting herself into deep doo-doo. I love the way she shouts out different foods to substitute for the profanities she is trying not to use anymore. Clarence is the epitome of `duh' and makes a great sidekick for Mo. The result is totally LOL. Mason kept me guessing, turning pages and laughing throughout. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this is literature? June 11, 2013
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Worst example of writing I have ever read. Plot and characters were over written and just sad. Can I submit my eight grade writing samples too?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll love Mo! October 20, 2012
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A funny novella full of suspense and humor. Mo is an eccentric and sassy private eye who's using her own string of curses, all appropriated from her culinary vocabulary. While trying to solve difficult cases, she ends up in more shitake, I mean unexpected situations than she bargains for. This is the first book I read by P. Mason, but I already bought her next one. I want to read more of Mo's funny cases.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny February 3, 2013
By J. Gust
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This is a fun series by Patricia Mason that are really enjoyable to read. The author incorporates interesting humor and intriguing mysteries together to create a great read. I look forward to more books from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Prequel January 8, 2013
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I read this book before I read In Deep Shitake. I wasn't too sure I would like the books so I started off with this one since it is much shorter. I enjoyed the stories of Mo and her food cussing so much that I had to read In Deep Shitake right away. I like the character Patricia Mason has developed in Mo. I look forward to reading more in the future from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet January 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked the cohesive short story format, but the book itself was very, very short. The flamingos poem was more silly than fun.i hope the next book is better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Shitake January 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Ever have a friend that swears too much? Meet Mo. Her swearing has reached the point to which her employer has decided that she needs to clean it up to deal with clients. Mo is a private investigator, who has seen her fair share of romance gone wrong. She carries a handgun and has decided to swap all swear words with food items.

This book contains two (2) short stories with Mo and her improved vocabulary, and one (1) humorous telling of a "Romeo and Juliet"-style romance between a seagull and his lady love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet January 5, 2013
By lgomez
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I haven't read "In Deep Shitake" but since this is a prequel I figured that would be ok and it was. It actually was a pretty good introduction and now I cannot wait to read more. The book was two short and funny tales of PI work gone wrong vaguely reminiscent of Stephanie Plum but Mo seems slightly less inept, but able to land herself in crazy situations nonetheless.

I have seen a few people complain about the length but after being surprised a few times myself I have started paying much more attention to the "Print Length" under the product details. This one is listed as 40 pages which was exactly why I choose to read it this morning. I was looking for a quick gym read and this fit the bill perfectly. It was short enough to finish during my workout and interesting enough to distract me from my hatred of ellipticals.

I really enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Mo, and Clarence. The characters were discussed enough so you could get a feel for them and what makes them tick. For example little notes are thrown in about Mo's background (family, pets, dreams) but its definitely not a complete picture just enough to wet your appetite.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
I loved this book. It's pretty funny and not too long. I read it in two afternoon's. It was an entertaining story.
Published 4 months ago by Jackey
2.0 out of 5 stars Way too short, Shitake almost didn't happen!
The story line was great but way too short. I like this author and was disappointed that there wasn't more to the story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ruth
5.0 out of 5 stars witty.. loved it!
Great book.. had a blast reading it! Very original, romantic, lots of suspense humor and sarcasm.. my kind of book!
Published 6 months ago by VB
3.0 out of 5 stars sigh
I was really excited to get this book. I had read a really funny short story, and couldn't wait to get more. Then this book turned out to be...short stories. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mj
3.0 out of 5 stars A short story
I read the short story Prequel before the first book. The prequel was okay. but the first book was awful.
Published 9 months ago by Kate Moore
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as I expected
After reading A Girl, A Guy and a Ghost, I was expecting more from this novella. I plan to read the first book of the series, so maybe the prequel will make more sense.
Published 11 months ago by Karen Hrdlicka
5.0 out of 5 stars shitake Rocks!
This book was Awesome!
Well written and it encouraged me to stop swearing and replacing swear words with vegetables or fruits. The best part of the book was the beginning. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Erika A. Mathaus
3.0 out of 5 stars Read this book first
I enjoyed the book, but missed the characters that I had gotten to know in "In Deep Shitake." However, if this book is read first, the reader will be able to revisit fun... Read more
Published 12 months ago by R. Beaty
2.0 out of 5 stars Clear ripoff
I thought the character was shallow and silly...the characters were predictible and uninteresting. I felt the book was a ripoff of the Stephanie Plum series without the good... Read more
Published 12 months ago by BookWormess
2.0 out of 5 stars Such a waste of money
I loved In Deep Shitake and was so excited to read this Prequel... it was a big disappointment. I didn't expect a full novel since it said two short stories, but it took me less... Read more
Published 12 months ago by KDK
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More About the Author

Patricia Mason is the award-winning author of steamy romantic suspense and thriller fiction. She also writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy 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 and

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