Chris Cavender Books In Order

Pizza Mystery Books In Order

  1. A Slice of Murder (2009)
  2. Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder (2010)
  3. A Pizza To Die For (2011)
  4. Rest In Pizza (2012)
  5. Killer Crust (2012)
  6. The Missing Dough (2013)
  7. Thin Crust Killers (2014)

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Chris Cavender Books Overview

A Slice of Murder

Not too much happens in the sleepy little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina which is fine with pizza purveyor extraordinaire Eleanor Swift. The spunky owner of A Slice of Delight is trying to mend her broken heart and could use a little quiet time. But when a late night delivery customer turns up dead, she’s in for just the opposite in this delicious mystery series debut, featuring pizza as the prima character…
Eleanor figures somebody must have been really mad at Richard Olsen to bury that kitchen knife in his chest. But when Kevin Hurley her ex boyfriend and Timber Ridge’s police chief starts eyeing her as a prime suspect, Eleanor knows she better get to the bottom of things before the gossipy townspeople decide to stop ordering her specialty pies. With her sassy and occasionally married sister Maddy by her side, Eleanor finds the list of suspects begins to outnumber the ingredients on the Slice’s famed Smorgasbord Special pizza. Like Richard’s eccentric sister, who appears out of nowhere to learn she’s the heir to $100 grand…
in what looks like dirty money. Richard worked for a shredding business and it seems he read before he shred, and very well could’ve been a blackmailer. What about Richard’s boss, who now stands to lose his shredding company? And then there’s that steamy scented letter from none other than the mayor’s wife. But when someone takes a shot at Eleanor on a late night delivery run, she and Maddy know time is running out. To find the killer and keep the pizzas rolling out of A Slice of Delight’s ovens she’ll need to put it all one the line and hope that her search for the truth doesn’t end in an unmarked grave.

Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder

For once, it seems, no one is trying to pin a murder on Eleanor Swift, owner of the scrumptious pizzeria A Slice of Delight in the quiet little town of Timber Ridge, North Carolina. But someone has to answer for that body in her kitchen and it looks like the final stop for Greg Hatcher, her deliveryman, may be the state penitentiary Eleanor knows Gregg would never have lethally bashed his own brother in the head with a pizza rolling pin. Sure, Wade was greedily claiming far more than his fair share of their family inheritance. And Gregg did catch his ex girlfriend Katy smooching on the couch with Wade. It’s no wonder that Timber Ridge’s police chief and Eleanor’s ex sweetheart has his sights set on finding and arresting poor Gregg. But as Eleanor and her saucy sister Maddy dig a little deeper into the mystery, they find Wade’s enemies begin to outnumber the slices on a large pie. This is one mystery that’s made to order, and if Eleanor and Maddy don’t find out who killed Wade, Gregg’s delivery days are over. But while finding the killer is one thing, escaping alive to dish the goods to the police is quite another. Includes delicious pizza recipe! Praise for Chris Cavender and A Slice of Murder ‘Pizza lovers will relish Cavender’s delightful first in a new cozy series…
A lively pace and a thrilling climax.’ Publishers Weekly ‘A yummy mystery chock full of savory surprises like an extra large pizza loaded with extra toppings!’ Leslie Meier, author of Mother’s Day Murder ‘Cavender introduces a promising cast of characters.’ Booklist ‘A Slice of Murder is a delightful new mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. A deliciously satisfying read.’ Earlene Fowler, author of Tumbling Blocks ‘The camaraderie of the Timber Ridge, NC, sisters is reminiscent of Nancy Martin’s Blackbird siblings.’ Library Journal ‘A delightful mystery as filling as a big slice of warm pizza.’ Armchair Interviews’A Slice of Murder is as warm and satisfying as a pizza straight from the oven. It’s got all the ingredients of a terrific read: A nifty mystery, an engaging pizza slinging heroine, and a truly nail biting climax. I can’t wait for seconds!’ Laura Levine, author of Killer Cruise

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