Scoop to Kill

Scoop to Kill Read Wendy Lyn Watson s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community A sleuth sure to melt readers hearts from the author of I Scream You Scream During the local college s annual Honor s Day fest

  • Title: Scoop to Kill
  • Author: Wendy Lyn Watson
  • ISBN: 9780451230768
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Read Wendy Lyn Watson s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community A sleuth sure to melt readers hearts from the author of I Scream, You Scream During the local college s annual Honor s Day festivities, a graduate student is killed When the English professor suspected of his murder also meets an untimely end, Tallulah Jones steps out from behind the counter of RRead Wendy Lyn Watson s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community A sleuth sure to melt readers hearts from the author of I Scream, You Scream During the local college s annual Honor s Day festivities, a graduate student is killed When the English professor suspected of his murder also meets an untimely end, Tallulah Jones steps out from behind the counter of Remember the a la Mode to clear the professor s name before anyone else gets put on ice

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    1. I never would have thought the killer was who it was. I hope Tally decides who she wants to be with. Geez.

    2. ScoopToKill by #WendyLynWatson is second book in Mystery A La Mode. Tally, the protagonist, runs an ice cream shop (A La Mode) in Texas, and her sister, Bree helps her out and so does her niece Alice, a college student. When Alice gets caught in a murder case, Tally puts on her detective shoes and goes snooping. The story is really juvenile and so is the writing. Pretty much everyone is good looking and blonde. This was published in 2010, and yet the characters are baffled by technology that was [...]

    3. A small university and an ice cream shop are connected in a series of murders in a small Texas town. The book was a little hard to get into at first but in the end it was a fun read. The murderer was someone you'd least expect (isn't it always?).

    4. I didn't care for the first book in the Mystery a la Mode series at all, and wouldn't have read this one had it not been for a challenge. But this was, while not being the best ever, quite ok. We see ice cream parlor owner Tally Jones, a year after her adventures in the first book. She has resolved not to meddle in anything, but when a graduate student is killed and his body discovered by her niece Alice, she becomes embroiled in the mystery of his murder. The main suspect is an English professo [...]

    5. Again I love the cover. I started with Scoop to Kill because I did not have enough time to find I Scream, You Scream (#1 in the series) at the library. I have to tell you I am glad I did. I really enjoyed this book. It is a perfect summer read. Fast-paced plot, likable characters, and just enough twists to keep you reading. The main character (Tally) runs a local ice cream shop and as the story opens she is attending the Honor's Day activities at the local university where her roommate's daughte [...]

    6. This is a frivolous bit of chicklit about an ice-cream parlour owner who "solves" a murder mystery. Tally Jones is an allegedly frumpy (though caught in the middle of a love triangle with two gorgeous men, natch) Texan divorcee propelled into the centre of a mystery when her cousin's daughter's professor's student is found dead. It's a small town, apparently.Hercule Poirot she ain't - Ms Jones spends most of the novel stumbling aimlessly while the killer jumps up and down in front of her writing [...]

    7. Ice cream and a mystery? A fun series that I was absolutely delighted to return for a visit. Fun colorful characters in a small Texas town setting with a non-contrived death or two and a amateur sleuth getting involved in a seamless manner. My kind of fun. The story moves quickly and I found myself laughing out loud often enough to have the surrounding people looking my way. Fair warning, there is a mild sprinkle of colorful language. I didn't mind, but I don't often see it in a cozy. I thought [...]

    8. Just like the first book. The mystery is intriguing enough to keep you reading, but most of the so called plot twists can be deduced wayyyy before Tally figures them out. And once again, the Dalliance Police department is managed by a bunch of morons who have no idea what actual police work should entail. It never takes Tally and Co. more than a bit of snooping to know that things are not what they seem, taking actions that the police, who are allegedly "investigating" the murders, should take b [...]

    9. Although I was feeling kind of burned out on series about spunky women business owners who snoop into small-town crimes, Tally Jones and her ice-cream shop cooled me right down. Alice, the precocious daughter of divorced Tally's housemate and cousin Bree, is attending the prestigious local college and finds a body in the copier room. Tally's old boyfriend, recently moved back to town, has a history with Alice's favorite professor, who is suspected of the killing. There's another man who is inter [...]

    10. Yet another book that I picked up when Borders went out of business. Now I wish that I would have picked up a few more books by Watson.I enjoyed getting to know the characters in the series. I believe that this is the second book in the series. I could tell that I was missing pieces of the backstory at several points in the book. Nonetheless, I found it to be a very enjoyable book. It reminded me of the series of books by JoAnne Fluke that follows Hannah Swenson, only with ice cream instead of c [...]

    11. I liked this second book in the series - but probably not as much as the first one. I might just not have been relaxed enough to enjoy the book, but it didn't seem to hold my attention as much. The plot was good, although I guessed the final crime and whodunit about midway through. I found all the secondary characters very vivid and felt their backgrounds were expanded from the first book, but I didn't feel the same way about the main character, Tully. Perhaps that was why this one didn't get 4 [...]

    12. I sure do like the characters in this series. Somehow, I think Tally is supposed to get back together with Finn, although Cal, the town police officer, currently looks like a maybe candidate for romance. So, at the books' finish, I still don't know who Tally's love interest is going to be. I sure hope this doesn't turn into a Joanne Fluke style "boy-girl-boy" triangle. That got old really fast in that series and I would hate to see it pop up here, as well. However, it seems like thats the road T [...]

    13. I've been getting tired of the overly snoopy heroines in many cozy mysteries. Tally does end up snooping and solving the mystery, but she is not obnoxious or reckless about it. I hate those heroines that feel they have the right and duty to question people they barely know or don't even know, because they think they can do a better job than the professionals (especially cops) in solving the mystery. The plot isn't simplistic, either. I think I'll continue with this series.

    14. This is the second book in the series, and the characters are starting to really shape up. It will be interesting to see how they really flesh out in the future, as the three main women in the story(s) are not known for making wise choices in the males in their lives. Teen-age niece Alice finds the first murder victim and her mother Bree, is on the phone with the second murder victim This was a harder one to figure out who the murderer is, which is a welcome change for once.

    15. Likable characters, fun setting and looks like the romantic triangle will be cleared up by the next book. The mystery was ok. By the last third of the book the clues were practically yelling at you, and it still took Tally a bit to figure out. The ice cream sounds delicious and will leave you craving it.

    16. Outstanding. Well-written complex plot. Likeable characters. The protagonist owns an ice cream shop in the small college town where she grew up. Author skillfully blends local Texas customs with town-gown tensions. There are a mix of motives and suspects and plenty of red herrings. The motive and the murderer are not as simple as it first appears. Highly recommended.

    17. This being the second in the new series, I was very pleased with the content, mystery, personal relationships between the characters, and the more realistic feel to the entire book.I loved the first one but "Scoop to Kill" is vastly improved. This was a believable story and now I really want to know what happens nextThe recipes are a treat too!

    18. 3.5 stars. This is an above average cozy series. I really like the protagonist and all the main characters. I was not expecting the little love triangle at the end but I kind of liked it! On a side note, one thing I don't believe for a minute is that Tally would enroll in AND pay for college classes - that was a little over the top!

    19. Ok, so I think I've fallen in love with Tally and her crew, especially Finn and Alice.The mystery was solid and felt just a little rushed at the end. I wad completely sideswiped by the end simply because very few clues led back to the villain.Either way, it was interesting.What's more interesting is who will Tally choose?I'm team Finn.

    20. I seem to grow fonder and fonder of this series with each book I read. Wendy's writing is fresh and fun and her books are off-the beaten track of the cozy genre.The plot in this second installment was smart and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.Plus I want to find out which man between Cal and Finn Tally chose!

    21. This reads more like chick-lit with the mystery added on as an after thought. It takes a while before the mystery solving even begins. I gave this 3 stars mainly for the characters the mystery overall garners about a one.

    22. Didn't like this one quite as much as the first, but still better than most recent cozies I've been reading. I also didn't quite have the murderer figured out until their reveal, I was close, but just off, which I like.

    23. The characters were likable and unique. I also enjoyed the tension between academic "insiders" and "outsiders," though more could have been made of this part. Could also have used a bit more setting description. Overall, it was a very nice, enjoyable, quick read, and I liked it.

    24. II found this novel a little slower to get into than the last one. However, by the time I hit the middle of the book I could not put it down. I love the characters. The books actually remind me of Joanna Fluke’s “food” series. It makes a nice change from vampires and paranormal.

    25. More of a 3.5 but good enough to be rounded up. The story wasn't as suprising as the first one but the character development was more suspensful so it evened out. Tally just can't keep herself out of sticky situations.

    26. ok #2 book - will wait and see what #3 does to see if worth staying with series. so many of these "lite" mysteries become same-o, same-o after 3 or 4 books that the only saving grace is the character development rather than the redundant dead body and nozy-parker approach to a solution.

    27. I enjoyed this one every bit as the first and look forward to the next one. Even though the ending wasn't what I expected I'm still rating it 5-stars since something about these books just resonates with me.

    28. The second in the series didn't grab my attention quite as much as the first, but it's still a high caliber of writing for a paperback cozy and the characters are relatable and enjoyable. I will definitely be continuing with the series.

    29. I really enjoyed the likable characters in this series. The language was a bit harsher than I usually enjoy but all in all a good book. I am anxious to find out who Tally is dating that is left handing at the end of book 2 (and book 3 is not due out until June)

    30. Picked up on clearance and was not aware until after purchase that there was a book prior to this one. Although, I don't think they are necessarily sequential. Read completely over the course of a day, fun little caper of a whodunit. Would recommend if needing something quick and fun to read.

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