Chocolate Quake

Chocolate Quake Carolyn Blue s trip to San Francisco includes a visit to her mother in law a few earthquake tremors and a stint in prison as a murder suspect A column on prison food might make for an interesting cha

  • Title: Chocolate Quake
  • Author: Nancy Fairbanks
  • ISBN: 9780425189467
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carolyn Blue s trip to San Francisco includes a visit to her mother in law, a few earthquake tremors and a stint in prison as a murder suspect A column on prison food might make for an interesting change of pace

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    1. The Carolyn Blue culinary-travelogue mysteries are, I'll admit, one of my favourites. And while the multiple point-of view narratives were unnecessary, in my opinion, and a bit distracting, (in "Chocolate Quake" we're not only privy to Carolyn's and her husband, Jason's, thoughts but also those of San Francisco private detective, Sam Flamboise's thoughts as well), the mystery was so interesting and intriguing that it captured my attention completely.Carolyn and Jason are in San Francisco -- he t [...]

    2. #4 in the Culinary Food Writer series. Carolyn Blue is a food columnist from Texas who travels with her husband as he attends scientific conferences; this is a parallel to the author who is marries to a Texas chemist. The series will appeal to foodies; the mysteries aren't much, but this entry stands out as above average.Culinary Food Writer series - Carolyn Blue and husband are in San Francisco for one of his scientific conferences. Coincidently, his professor, feminine activist mother has been [...]

    3. I believe this book is # 4 in A Culinary Mystery series. I did enjoy the way it was written and the strange and funny characters in the book. Carolyn Blue is in San Francisco with her husband when she learns that her MIL has been arrested for murder! Carolyn goes into detective mode to help solve the crime, with a little help from her friends. She isn't too sure about SF after 3 different desserts are shaken off her plate when 3 small quakes hit the area. There was a little problem for me, tryin [...]

    4. I didn't like this one quite as much as The Perils of Paella (which is the book right after this one in the series). Like Sam, I think towards the end I found Carolyn a little tiresome. I also thought there were really too many suspects, well, at least at first until I figured out the mystery. Loved the San Francisco setting though and I really want to try the Easy Pappa al Pomodor recipe! I will still read more in this series as I come across them.

    5. Overall not a bad mystery. I did get a little annoyed at the weird historical trivia that broke up the flow of the story without adding anything meaningful to the "investigaton". The author also chose to tell the story from the view point of three different characters and did a good job of changing the "voice", but I found the technique to again be disruptive to the flow of the story.

    6. Did not know what to expect, the title sounded interesting. Liked so much I am looking for other books by Nancy Fairbanks. Since I am from the San Francisco area I was able to relate to the "Quakes" in the story. Loved the mother-in-law in jail and husband not concerned! Good story!

    7. 2.25 starsPerhaps a bit outdated (seeing as it was written in 2003) but I get the feeling it was a bit progressive for its time, even if some of it could be considered offensive now. Either way, the story itself was fun to read despite my inability to keep track of all the characters.

    8. Mystery with recipes. What more could you ask for? Anyway, found the book well written with good humor and included historical facts.

    9. It was a fun read, but the characters often felt very much like caricatures. I've ready other cooking mysteries that were better.

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