Monday, June 22, 2009


The question begs, who doesn't like Sara Lee?

Someone doesn't, that's for sure. The aspiring actress was strangled with her own Daffy Duck necktie—and tossed in a Dumpster. Community theater will never be the same.

Ellie Bernstein's inquiring mind is now engaged, and she's on the case. The Weight Winners diet club leader sees herself as an amateur sleuth—much to the chagrin of her significant other, homicide detective Peter Miller.

And then of course, that that thing Ellie's doing to her black Persian cat, Jackie Robinson. What was she thinking agreeing to doggie sit for a border collie? The nerve.

Old friend's of Ellie's will delight in her newest adventure in Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread.

Dietz has such a command of characterization that I feel like I've made a new friend. If my phone were to ring right now, and the caller say, "Hi, this is Ellie", I'd smile and ask her "What's up?"

If you're looking for a fun, light, energizing read (or a new friend), get your hands on a copy of Strangle a Loaf of Italian Bread. I promise, it won't blow your diet.

CR: Die for You: A Novel by Lisa Unger on my Kindle, and . . .

CL: The Night Watcher by John Lutz.

It's all better with friends.

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