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Carve a witness to shreds : a journals of Kate Cavanaugh mystery
John, Cathie.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Loveland, Oh : Journeybook Press, [1999]

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259 pages ; 22 cm
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Booklist Review

On a hot summer day in the Cincinnati suburb of Clairmont, Kate Cavanaugh, caterer extraordinaire and heiress to the Crown Chili business, is asked by Charlotte Oakley to investigate Charlotte's daughter's interest in the son of Victor Lloyd, a shady developer. Soon Kate finds herself faced with a murder case and a closetful of surprising family secrets--not to mention her own midlife malaise. This third Kate Cavanaugh mystery is stronger than the prior episode, Beat a Rotten Egg to the Punch [BKL O 1 98]. Although some of the secondary characters are a bit shallow, the nicely developed plot compensates, offering a satisfying mystery and plenty of food ambience, as well as drawing on such timely topics as legalized gambling, urban renewal, and breast cancer. A solid addition to the growing shelf of gourmet mysteries. --John Rowen

Library Journal Review

Series protagonist Kate Cavanaugh (Beat a Rotten Egg to the Punch), a Cincinnati-area caterer by trade and sleuth by avocation, happens to be onboard a riverboat for a private gambling party when its host, controversial developer Victor Lloyd, meets his gruesome demise. Already investigating Lloyd's alleged mob connections for a client whose daughter plans to marry Lloyd's son, Cavanaugh now looks into his very suspicious death. Cavanaugh's somewhat neglected business, her dry-witted and disdainful mom, and a most agreeable narrative will endear this to most readers. Strongly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.