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That's more than a little challenging for Josie, who knows next to nothing about computers and even has a hard time understanding all the functions her cell phone is capable of, but she's agreed to do a little discreet snooping for two reasons.
First: Greta, a blue-blooded if apparently cold-hearted woman, is footing the bill and they have an "arrangement."
Second: Josie's BFF Susan is also going to the City by the Bay to meet with her online boyfriend, James Yu.
Things go wrong almost from the time the two women land in San Francisco. They discover, for example, that James lives in a tiny apartment accessible by a none-too-safe, seemingly makeshift and very wobbly fire escape that gives Josie the willies every time she uses it. On top of that he turns out to be a self-involved nerd with no taste whatsoever when it comes to interior decoration and, lastly, his business partner who is supposed to meet them for breakfast has gone AWOL.
Oh, and while out wandering around Josie and her not-so-stable stomach somehow find themselves face-to-face with the famous Ghirardelli ice-cream-and-chocolate shop, which is not a good place to be for someone with weak impulse control and what is probably lactose intolerance.
Kaplan's second installment in the Josie Tucker mystery series is every bit as much fun as her first book and is, I think, even stronger in terms of its plot and characters.Read more ›
Designed by Kaplan herself, the attractive cover could easily find a home on the front of any theater district Playbill in New York.
Sounding more like a delectable culinary play set in five Acts (The Recipe, The Ingredients, The Proof, The Heat, and The Plate), the online food-critic-turned-amateur-sleuth, Josie Tucker, opens each Act (part) with a snippet from her online column, "Will Blog for Food." But what makes them crucial is the subtle meaning infused within Josie's "blog" that directly correlates with the theme of each Act and its constituent scenes (chapters).
The comedic, original use of pop-culture analogies and inventive, metaphor-filled prose adds dimension to Josie's serious investigation into the disappearance of Ivan Sorokin. Kaplan's disarmingly playful approach is almost like an aside to the audience--injecting supplemental commentary that perfectly dovetails into the story. Kaplan's sense of humor shines brilliantly; so much so, the reader will actually catch themselves laughing out loud (I certainly did).
The author's deft use of plot devices, colorful characters from all walks of life, and detailed locales that cover the San Francisco Bay area, Boston, and western Massachusetts, creates a plausible sense of reality.
One Godfather-styled character in particular, Greta Williams, seems to have her hands in more pies than Josie Tucker's ability to review in her food blog.Read more ›
At the beginning you learn about Josie, a food blogger with stomach issues. Having never read the first book of Josie Tucker, I’m not sure if she draws trouble or she falls into it. In Dim Sum, Dead Some Josie continually finds herself in troubling situations. As you follow her antics you’ll laugh out loud. The ending will surprise you.
All and all a great read. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for mystery book with humor mixed in.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked the first book in the Josie Tucker series, The Bride Wore Dead, so I thought I would give the sequel a try (although it's not necessary to read the first book to enjoy this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike Prelee
I read a lot of mysteries. Josie Tucker is unique among the amateur detectives I've met. Josie's combination of food expertise, persistent curiosity, and refusal to be hampered... Read morePublished 4 months ago by LillianCsernica
Great book can't wait to start the next. I received this book free to reviewPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had read the first book in the series, “The Bride Wore Dead” and liked it so much that I was thrilled to be given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kathleen Fields
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Took me a while to get into this book. Read more
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. On the other hand, I like to review books to let others know how I feel about them and would have provided... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Einsam
"I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a review." DIM SUM, DEAD SOME was an enjoyable read not dependent on the previous book in the series. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kathleen Kendler
I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
A wonderful gastronomic feast of a story, I wolfed it down and am heading off to get the next Josie Tucker... Read more
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