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- Print Length: 195 pages
- Publisher: Cozy Cat Press (December 10, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GF4ZZA0
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,339 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Picking Lemons: A C.J. Whitmore Mystery (C.J. Whitmore Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It would probably be unethical to hope for a wide-scale outbreak of murder at Eaton University, but nonetheless, I'm really hoping that C.J. Whitmore gets a second outing.
Toman gives us a decent plot, but for me, her characters were the big draw in this first novel. I only wish my grad school days had been lightened with a CJ Whitmore. A true Texas Boudicca in pink cowboy boots, turquoise skirt and orange cowboy shirt -- perfection. I'm ready for the next installment.
The story is well written, fast paced, different setting and style than what I have been reading the past couple years, and C.J. is her own person in how she dresses, attitude and more. And the story contains no sex scenes or curse words. Kudos to the author. The action is fast paced, easy to follow and interesting beyond belief.
Professor Edmund DeBeyer is found dead in his office. He was strangled by his Ph. D. hood. The police have more than the needed amount of suspects for this murder. The professor was the most hated man in the department. C. J. Whitmore resolves to get to the bottom of the mystery using economic principles. then, not long after Edmund is killed there is yet another murder. C.J. plans on finding the murderer by figuring out which suspects are telling the truth and which are lying. Can she do it?
The characters are well written and you can relate to them easily. I know, as you read, you will pick a character ehre or there and say you know someone like that.
I recommend this book highly for 16 on up. Enjoy your read!
It is an entertaining read, so IF you are looking for the deeper meaning of life, this is not your book. If you just want to chill out and be entertained, this is a good choice. I thought the plot twists at the end were creative
There was some really clever writing on the micro level (great, funny lines here and there, entertaining insights into the world of academia) but on the macro level, there was no structure. I didn't feel like the sleuth was really doing anything active to solve the crime. I wasn't even sure who the sleuth was, except that the blurb told me it was C.J.
Never once was I in suspense.
It's enough to boggle the mind, isn't it? I don't know how many times I caught myself laughing out loud at some of the things I read. (You could probably ask my wife but I think she got tired of asking me what was so funny. And her expression when I explained I was reading a story about college economics professors? Priceless.) Here are a couple of examples that made me laugh out loud: "Television vans, with their satellite dishes perched on top like flowers on a preacher's wife's hat, jockeyed for parking spaces." And here's one C.J. said to the victim's wife: "Your husband and I, we got along like two tom cats in a small barn."
OK, so maybe they don't sound so great out there by themselves, but read them in context in the story and just see if you don't snort out loud! I loved C.J.'s down-home wit, and also her older friend Betsy, who was 'not' a tenured teacher and didn't care.
In conclusion, I loved this story and I can't wait for J. T. Toman to come out with more adventures of Prof. C.J. Whitmore. I'm keeping it on my Kindle to read again, and I highly recommend it to others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What cute, fun story that keeps you guessing 'who done it" until the end.Published 1 month ago by Connie
C.J. Whitmore is a wild cowgirl hiding in a suit until she gets tenure. After her promotion, she wears purple cowgirl boots and dresses like she wants and when a mean stuffy... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Customer Cathy
The murder of a despised economics professor at a prestigious North East university has Professor C. J. Whitmore playing amateur sleuth. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan Barton, Reviewer
The majority of this book is spent introducing characters and chronicling everyday routine. If you don't pay close attention to what you're reading you will miss the fleeting... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Who would have thought? Interesting and amusing book. I enjoyed reading it all the way through. Thank you for the laughs.Published 2 months ago by Carolyn
If you are unaware how teachers & professors are outside the classroom you are in for a shock. They are mean, petty, selfish, & down right nasty! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christy Curtis
This book was better than I expected. C.J. Whitmore is a fun and intelligent heroine, and made this story very enjoyable. I look forward to more from J.T. Toman.Published 17 months ago by SarahE16
The characters were interesting but it seemed a slow moving story. A who did it with a twist set in academia. I usually finish what I read unless it's just a terrible read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kit E. Gee
The murder of the economic department head has everyone upset even though it is one of most of interesting thing to happen. Then a professor is murdered.Published 19 months ago by Kindle Customer