- File Size: 1195 KB
- Print Length: 347 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Hadley V. Baxendale & Co. (April 20, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 20, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0064FJPQA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,345,156 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Tastevin (Michael Kaplan Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Cowles is a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and is admitted and qualified as an attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has served as a board member and president of numerous nonprofit organizations, and was awarded Congressional and other commendations for his efforts.
Cowles founded and was CEO of companies in the photographic and financial communities. He's flown his own airplanes; traveled extensively; and spent a month as a volunteer with the Israeli Defense Forces.
For over eight years, Cowles published and edited Keno Newsletter, a monthly publication read by keno players and casino executives. For six years, he wrote a weekly column for Gaming Today. For three years, Cowles wrote op-ed columns and a weekly cooking column for the Peninsula Gateway newspaper in Gig Harbor, Washington. His articles have been published in the Las Vegas Sun and Newsweek magazine.
Cowles draws on his background and experiences to write in a wide variety of genres including mystery, adventure, thriller, comedy, romance, how-to, nonfiction, and cookbooks. Often he'll combine several genres in one book.
Top Customer Reviews
That Michael Kaplan, oy! What a charmer!
"E.J., I keep telling you I'm the wrong person for the job," Michael objected. "I'm a restaurant critic, not one of your cub reporters. I feel like a fish out of water. I wouldn't know what questions to ask." Geller slapped his forehead with the palm of his hand. "Oy, I nearly forgot. How stupid of me. You're a food maven. Michael, why are you trying to make such a gansa megillah of this? It's not such a big deal..."
Oh, and did I mention that Kaplan is Jewish? Yeah, he is, and so is his boss E.J. Geller, his girlfriend Myra Brotsky, Abe Fox, the Alta Cocker who is trailing them, and also the Purlmutter brothers, twin owners of an upscale winery near Napa. Enough that you will find more Yiddish in this story than you have heard since the last canasta game your Bubba and Zeyde played in 1956.
So off he goes Michael Kaplan, our not so hard-boiled sleuth, up to his taste buds in a possible double homicide of a food and wine buyer for a large chain of casinos, and a wine steward at an upscale restaurant in Las Vegas.
"I know reporting isn't your forte," said editor E. J. Geller," but if you'll follow up on this story, I'll give you a byline." Thus begins the mishegoss.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good plot and if you like Vegas you will enjoy it even more. Brings sin city to life the places are real and lend credibility to the story.Published on March 11, 2013 by M. A. Flora
Well written, got an education along with an enjoyable read. Will read more by this author. Thanks for the Kindle version.Published on January 2, 2013 by M. Louise Smith
Until now,I did not know the definition of tastevin. Interesting read. Not one of the best Michael Kaplan Mysteries, but certainly entertaining.