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Dim Sum, Dead Some: An Un-Cozy Un-Culinary Josie Tucker Mystery by [Kaplan, EM]
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"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...Reading her novel is akin to enjoying a good meal at a nice restaurant rather than being rushed into and out of a fast-food joint. She gives you time to enjoy the narrative - including her descriptions of San Francisco and the surrounding countryside - without sending you into a foot-tapping or leg-jiggling frenzy while you're impatiently waiting for the next course, 'Dim Sum, Dead Some' is a thoroughly enjoyable mystery with an engaging heroine and it is a book that I enjoyed immensely."
- Mike Billington, author

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  • File Size: 1151 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Black Crow Books (January 8, 2015)
  • Publication Date: January 8, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QR1BWXU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,121 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Josie Tucker, EM Kaplan's diminutive (and delightful) food-critic-with-a-bad-stomach heroine, is in San Francisco trying to find out if Bostonian Greta Williams is investing wisely now that she's pouring money into a start-up, high-tech company.
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.
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Actually the second book in her Josie Tucker series, Kaplan's sequel can be read without spoiling the first outing of her "snarky" but likeable character in, "The Bride Wore Dead" (which this reviewer fully intends to read).

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.
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EM Kaplan does it again by crafting another wonderful mystery! When prickly Josie Tucker is sent to Northern California to investigate a business investment involving her BFF’s boyfriend, the enterprise turns deadly. Enlisting the help of everyone from police detectives to strippers, Josie relentlessly hammers away at the convoluted evidence until the murder mystery is solved. Josie’s snarky comments are as entertaining as in “The Bride Wore Dead”, and the food descriptions made my mouth water. I especially loved Josie’s culinary blog excerpts. The mysterious Greta again stretches out her long arm of influence in Josie’s darkest hour, and Drew has become a boyfriend you can’t help but love. I look forward to Tucker’s next sleuthing adventure!
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This series is so much fun to read. Josie has a heart of gold and a very nosey spirit. Together she ends up in trouble but always finds a way out. Along with the mystery is a little romance with her hunk of a boyfriend Drew, hopefully all of her chaos won't run him off.
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I received this book as a beta and was asked to review it by Ms. Kaplan. Dim Sum, Dead Some is a definite mystery story you get caught up in. Ms. Kaplan captures your attention from the beginning of page 1. The good and bad characters were believable.

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.
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