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Tastevin (Michael Kaplan Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

David W. Cowles
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Book Description

Michael Kaplan is in his early thirties. He’s tall, dark, and handsome; intelligent, educated, and urbane. A woman-charmer, not a womanizer. Masculine, not macho. He has a law degree, but works beneath his education and abilities as a restaurant critic for the Las Vegas Times.

Myra Brotsky is a typical Jewish American Princess raised in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. Myra’s primary goal in life is to find a handsome, wealthy Jewish man—preferably a doctor or a lawyer—and marry him. Her sights are set on Michael, who meets all but one of those criteria.

A bottle of bad wine starts them off on a wild West Coast jaunt followed by suspected killers and the police. The action builds to a cataclysmic climax and a shocking revelation.

TASTEVIN is Volume One of the Michael Kaplan Mysteries.

Product Details

  • File Size: 872 KB
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hadley V. Baxendale & Co. (April 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0064FJPQA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #735,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good mystery April 27, 2012
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This was a good mystery book, with some romance that had surprises. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Didn't expect what happened as the story unfolded.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! April 4, 2012
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A sexy, funny, mystery set in a city I know well . . . what's not to like?
That Michael Kaplan, oy! What a charmer!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tastevin tastes good May 22, 2012
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A different kind of story that tasted even better since I got an ebook for free. I will read more by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Vegas mystery March 11, 2013
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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.
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More About the Author

David W. Cowles was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in California's San Fernando Valley. He's lived in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1976.

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.


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