Plateful of Murder

Plateful of Murder Claire DeNardo is scared of a lot of things Ordinary objects like roller coasters and men s hairpieces make her knees knock loud enough to be a band s rhythm section Unfortunately the only job Claire

  • Title: Plateful of Murder
  • Author: Carole Fowkes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Claire DeNardo is scared of a lot of things Ordinary objects like roller coasters and men s hairpieces make her knees knock loud enough to be a band s rhythm section Unfortunately, the only job Claire can find is working for her Uncle Gino in his seedy detective agency Until now, her cases have all be middle aged men with trophy wives who needed watching But when GinoClaire DeNardo is scared of a lot of things Ordinary objects like roller coasters and men s hairpieces make her knees knock loud enough to be a band s rhythm section Unfortunately, the only job Claire can find is working for her Uncle Gino in his seedy detective agency Until now, her cases have all be middle aged men with trophy wives who needed watching But when Gino retires and leaves her in charge, Claire gets swept up in a murder case despite her fears Both the client who hired her and the handsome police detective want her off the case When the wrong person is charged, it s up to the terrified detective to summon all the courage she can to find the true killer.

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    1. The idea of a terrified detective intrigued me from the beginning, and the author wrote it so much better than I could have imagined. Yes, Claire is practically scared of her own shadow, but she manages to find ways to work through that and do what needs to be done. She still remains an awkward, anxious nerd throughout, but you have to applaud her efforts to get the job done.The plot is very well-done. There are plenty of twists and turns, but they are generally realistic ones which the reader c [...]

    2. This review was first posted on For The Love of Fictional WorldsThe blurb of this book makes it sound like a hilariously bumbling heroine who stumbles upon a mystery, but it ends up being so much more.Told in Claire's POV, who usually sprouts her Uncle Gino's philosophy while handling his Private Investigation Agency, becomes one bumbling effort after the other to solve her first murder mystery. When Michael, a hot nerd walks into her agency to help him solve who is threatening his sister, her i [...]

    3. I liked the idea of the main character being terrified of her actual job. The story was a bit of a roller-coaster with some nail biting moments and a bit of humor as well. I could identify with Claire and her nervousness as well as her never give up attitude. You could feel the connection to her Italian family through out the book and I think this was a fun start to a series.

    4. My thoughts: What a roller-coaster ride and a fun ride it was. I really liked the main character being afraid of her job you hardly read things like this in a book. I can't wait to read more by this author and this series.

    5. I like the way Carole writes and really enjoyed reading this set of mysteries!! Plan to read more of her books.

    6. Fun cozy mystery. Claire takes over family P.I. business and takes on a case involving death threats. The case eventually turns into a murder case and the bodies keep staking up around her.

    7. Claire took over her Uncle’s PI business, but just doing the surveillance type stuff like spying on unfaithful spouses. She never meant to do anything scarier because she gets scared at pretty much everything, then Michael walked in needing a PI to find out who was after his sister.Then his sister is murdered and she is wrapped up in a murder case and someone is wanting to scare her off the case with some frightening phone calls. The detective on the case doesn’t want her involved and especi [...]

    8. Claire has inherited her uncle’s private investigators business. She used to just film cheating spouses but if she wants to keep the business going she is going to have to accept the job that just walked into the door. Michael comes to hire her because someone has been threatening his sister Constance. But before Claire can really start investigating, Constance is discovered murdered. Constance worked for a big pharmaceutical business and was clear that she was going to work her way to the top [...]

    9. Plateful of Murder by Carol Fowkes is an entertaining summer read. Claire DeNardo has too much compassion to be a true private eye. She takes over the agency from her uncle who retired to Florida. Uncle Gino constantly reminded her to keep personal life separate from her professional life -- don't get involved. Easier for Claire to hear, but harder for her to follow. She becomes enamored with her client and argues with the detective who is giving her the eye. Who is the killer, and why? Unfortun [...]

    10. This sort of falls into the cozy genre.ough the main character is a PIever, not a great one since she took over the business from her boss and Uncle. She is broke and doesn't come across as being extremely competent, so it makes her a bit desperate.There are quite a few characters so there is no shortage of possibilities of who the killer might be. In fact, I was quite surprised when he/she was revealed, but maybe shouldn't have been given a few things that happen in the plot line.While Claire m [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this mystery. A not-so savvy, very likable private detective with limited experience, Claire takes on a case that challenges her to go beyond her comfort zone on many levels. The story is told by Claire in a light conversational tone; she pokes fun at herself, her fears, and her economic situation. It’s easy to relate to Claire as a person – her interactions with her family and others were humorous, yet believable. And there was even a hint of romance in the works. The suspe [...]

    12. This would have been a good book if it hadn't rubbed me the wrong way. There was a very ignorant and insulting comment in one of the first few chapters about people getting diabetes from eating too much sugar. This is just wrong and not true. Sadly people often write inaccurate things about diabetes all the time showing up in books and tv. Check your facts before writing something like that. Despite this I conyinued to read the book. I liked the story but am still angry about the ignorance. Doub [...]

    13. This book had some twists and I did suspect the killer, but could not figure out why. The reason for the murder was a total surprise. Claire is definitely intuitive about her job, just needs to get rid of her insecurities. It was great to see how all the main characters fit together after reading the 2nd book first. Like this series and am glad I stumbled across the book on one of the free sites. I am looking forward to book #3. Growing up in an Italian house I understand Claire’s closeness an [...]

    14. Plateful of murderI enjoyed book one of a Terrified Detective mystery to look forward to the next one.Claire is a little green at detective work but has enough of the basics to help her catch the killer if he doesn't get her first. She has a lot to learn but is certainly on the right path and with the help of her new friend Ed and one Detective Corrigan she's sure to get her killer. Great first start to a new series!

    15. I liked the idea of the main character being terrified of her actual job. The story was a bit of a roller-coaster with some nail biting moments and a bit of humor as well. I could identify with Claire and her nervousness as well as her never give up attitude. You could feel the connection to her Italian family through out the book and I think this was a fun start to a series.

    16. Claire, PIClaire DeNardo gets a new client, Michael Adler, at her PI office. He wants to hire her to look after his sister, Constance. But before she can , his sister is murdered. Now she has to find out who wanted her dead and starts her investigation where the sister worked. Okay story but any mystery I can figure out, is not that impressive.

    17. This is the first time I've read this author's work, and I really enjoyed the story and the characters. The protagonist certainly lives up to her description, a terrified detective. If I was in her shoes, I think I would have done the same things she did, which makes her totally believable for me. The story is cute and cozy, and I look forward to reading the other novels in this series.

    18. Though it starts slowly it quickly moves on to a light mystery that is very readable. This is an interesting start to what can become a series with moments of suspense and moments of fun. The characters grow within this story and have the probability growing further as the series progresses.Try it.

    19. This was surprisingly good. I feel like most of the characters were well-rounded, even if the killer was a bit too predictable. It makes for a quick read. I read it in one sitting. There was only one loose end in there that bothered me (a minor obligation with a payment). The main character is a bit swoon-y, and it definitely has some Evanovich/Plum vibes

    20. Good mystery with lots of action, humor, and family interaction.Good mystery with lots of action. Being a terrified detective with little experience leads to humorous events and a lot of family interaction.

    21. EntertainingThis book was refreshing and a little different from other copies I have read. The main character has many faults but with a fierce sense of justice and big heart solves the mystery

    22. Plateful of MurderClaire private detective is scared of her own shadow, so in her line of work she picks safe cases to solve but when a murder lands in her lap, let the fun begin. This is a page turner so be ready for a good read.

    23. Plateful of suspense funGreat first mystery novel! Once characters are introduced it moves quickly. Full of surprises! Good weekend by the fire or in the airport! Looking forward to following the terrible detective on her next adventure.

    24. CuteSo not what I expected! I think I could identify with this atypical private investigator. Good read. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

    25. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, first of a series, by Carole Fowkes. Claire is a delightful character and I intend to read more about her and her escapades.

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