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Enthusiasts for the hardboiled or the classic mystery might hate it. The body of the young Mormon missionary isn't found until page , although we're told on page one that he's going to be the victim. I think we're supposed to be reading this for the South Dakota small town atmosphere, which is well described, and for the overweight overworked waitress heroine, who is a great character. Some good sex scenes try page Plot believability is a problem, not so much in the main plot as the sub-plot.
In one scene Bauer fails to recognize a man who talks to her and kisses her because he's wearing a Santa Claus outfit. Kathleen Taylor actually wrote a couple of books prior to Funeral Food, but read this one first--it is a good introduction to Tory Bauer and her unique family of characters. Tory is a middle-aged, overweight, not extremely ambitious but very well-read and sensuous rural South Dakota native. A waitress at the Delphi Cafe, she somehow gets involved in some sticky situations where she cannot seem to leave a mystery unsolved.
Not quite as exciting as Evanovich, nor nearly as wealthy in status as Davis Kellogg or Sophie Dunbar writes about, Taylor's series speaks to most middle-working-class women of America. Be aware, however, the values of the Bible Belt are often overlooked here and Tory faces constant internal struggles throughout the series. First off, the title stinks.
It has absolutely nothing to do with the story. I suspected that it might have some recipes in it. Boy, was I ever wrong! Tory our heroine is a delight. She's in a bad situation but, her sense of humor really saves the day. Tory got other suspects at hand, Meg the slutty and the only Canadian woman in the choir is responsible for the entire plot. However, when a body is found in the reverend closet, Tory Bauer realizes that saving the reverend could be one of the toughest missions she is yet encountered.
This is a duel between Tory and the Killer, who is determined to do anything to ensure survival, even if it means sending Tory to an early grave. Will Tory survive this mess this time round? Read the entire novel to find out what happened. Kathleen Taylor once again rocks the publishing realm with a sassy mystery featuring the ample-bodied, savvy waitress Tory Bauer the untrained but a self-made part-time detective with skills equivalent of the CIA or the FBI agents. The plot is engaging with every aspect described to the latter. If you love cozy mysteries novels, then an addition of Kathleen Taylor books to your book library would be a great decision that you will never regret.
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She is over 40, overweight and a recent widow. She lives with a co-worker and the co-worker son in a trailer at the edge of town. The POV is given by Tory. She is very witty.
Funeral Food (Tory Bauer, book 3) by Kathleen Taylor
Delphi is where the book Funeral Food is the first book in a six book series. Delphi is where the book takes place. It is a hot dusty town in the summer and the winters are harsh. It is a small town where each day goes by nearly the same as the day before. That changed when a body was found by Tory in the cafe's closet. Television trucks arrive in Delphi to report the news about the murder.
The town was described so well that I could visualize the town and feel the heat. The town was almost a character in itself. The residents of Delphi were quirky and unique. All had weaknesses which were shown and made them more life like. The murder happened quite a way into the book. You can see it building towards the crime but the solution to the murder was not evident.
This series has been out of print but fortunately has been put in a kindle format. I liked it so much that I purchased book 2,3 and 4 after reading Funeral Food. If you like mysteries with humor, a great location and interesting characters, you should like this book. I would like to make a correction. As of June , all six books are now out in trade paperback form. May 16, Shell rated it it was amazing. This story, grabbed me from the start. The characters bring it to life, bring the town to life. They are somewhat odd, very flawed, and real. The murder, doesn't happen until half way into the book.
Because we are so entwined in the characters lives, we don't notice the passage of the pages. At least I didn't. You feel the heat and smell the dust. And who did it? Well, I'll let you find that out for yourself.
But I will say, I did not really see that coming. Only in my head, jokin This story, grabbed me from the start. Only in my head, jokingly, did I think that perhaps this person committed the murder. I will definitely be adding the next books in the series to my reading list. Aug 05, Stefanie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone from good ole SoDak and if you would enjoy a light hearted mystery. I rated this 4 stars not for literary excellence, but rather for entertainment. I thought that this series was great fun and I love the idea that it is set in SoDak.
I always say that being from SoDak is like being part of an elite club you know the 6 degrees of separation that you can do with anyone from there and it is fun to see it written about in a book. Sep 06, Suzze Tiernan rated it really liked it. It was nice to get back to Delphi and have a good visit with Tory. I originally read this many years ago, and loved the whole series.
Now that they are available as ebooks, I plan on revisiting the rest of them! May 11, Zora rated it really liked it.